Terry Fox Run coming Sept. 14

Participants will have their choice of one, two, five and 10 km routes to walk, wheel, ride, or run

This year, Clearwater’s Terry Fox Run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 14, says Mark Taylor, one of the local organizers.

Registration will begin at 10:30 a.m. at the North Thompson Sportsplex, with the run to start at 11 a.m.

Participants will have their choice of one, two, five and 10 km routes to walk, wheel, ride, run with Terry!

For more information or pledge sheets, phone 250-674-0029 or text 778-208-4453.

According to Wikipedia, Terry Fox (July 28, 1958 – June 28, 1981) was a Canadian athlete who, although he had one leg amputated, embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Although his cancer returned and forced him to end his quest, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy.

The annual Terry Fox Run, first held in 1981, has grown to involve millions of participants in over 60 countries and is now the world’s largest one-day fundraiser for cancer research; over C$600 million has been raised in his name.

 

More information about Terry Fox and the Terry Fox Run is available at www.terryfox.org.