Terry Fox Run in Stanley Park kicks off this Sunday

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Thousands are expected to participate in the Terry Fox Run across Canada and around the world over the weekend in an effort to raise awareness and funding for cancer research.

Fox lost his right leg in 1977 at the age of 18 to an amputation procedure to prevent the spread of bone cancer. In 1980, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raising awareness and money for cancer research, running a marathon every day from St. John, Newfoundland until he reached the Pacific. His Marathon of Hope captured the nation’s attention and raised $24 million.

However, his journey was halted mid-way after 143 days and 5,374 kilometres of daily marathon running when a recurrence of cancer was found in his lungs. He died on June 28, 1981 at the age of 22, but his legacy lives on with his namesake Vancouver-based foundation which has operations in 25 countries and has raised over $600 million to date for cancer research.

Please note there is no entry fee nor minimum donation requirement to participate in the Terry Fox Run. 

 

Terry Fox Run – Stanley Park, Vancouver

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013

Location: Ceperly Park near Second Beach within Stanley Park

Registration: 8:30 a.m.

Run Start: 10:00am (10KM RUN), 10:15am ( 3KM LOST LAGOON LOOP)

  • 10km, 3km; Suitable for bikes, wheelchairs/strollers and rollerblades. Dogs on leash welcome.

Event Closes: 12 p.m.

Other: Pancake breakfast will be offered, in addition to a Kids Run and live music!

 

Terry Fox Run – UBC Vancouver

Date: Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013

Location: Camosun Park, 16th Avenue & Discovery Street

Registration: 1pm

Run Start: 2 p.m.

  • 10km, 5km; Suitable for bikes, NOT suitable for wheelchairs/strollers or rollerblades. Dogs welcome on leash.

Event Close: 4 p.m.

 

Elsewhere in Metro Vancouver

Over a dozen other Terry Fox Run events are scheduled across the Metro Vancouver region for this Sunday, September 15, including:

  • Burnaby
  • Coquitlam
  • Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows
  • New Westminster
  • North Vancouver
  • Port Coquitlam
  • Port Moody
  • Richmond – Garry Point Park
  • Surrey – Newton
  • Surrey North – Fraser Heights
  • Surrey South – White Rock
  • West Vancouver – Ambleside

See our guide to all 2013 Metro Vancouver Terry Fox Runs happening on Sunday.

For details on Terry Fox Run events across the province, click here.

 

Image: Terry Fox Foundation

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