A Terry Fox Run will be held Sunday at a place near you.
Every year, runners, walkers, skaters and folks in wheelchairs join in on the effort to raise money for cancer research, in memory of Terry Fox, the young Port Coquitlam man whose Marathon of Hope - an attempt to run across Canada in 1980 - was stopped short by metastatic osteosarcoma, the cancer that killed him.
The first annual Terry Fox Run was held in 1981, and since then, more than $500 million has been raised for research in Fox's name.
North Delta's run will begin in front of Sungod Arena, at 112th Street and 78th Avenue, at 10 a.m. Registration is at 9 a.m. Participants can choose between 10-kilometre, five-kilometre and one-kilometre routes.
There will be a few runs in Surrey. The one in Newton will begin at Bear Creek Park, next to the pavilion, at 9 a.m., with registration starting at 8.
The Fraser Heights run will begin at the Fraser Heights Recreation Centre, at 10588 160th St., at noon with registration at 11 a.m. Several routelength options are available.
The South Surrey-White Rock run will start between 9 and 9: 30 a.m. at the Rotary field house at South Surrey Athletic Park, located at 148th Street and 20th Avenue. Registration begins at 8 a.m.
Meanwhile, Simon Fraser University's Surrey campus will host its second annual Terry Fox Day Walk/Run on Tuesday, Sept. 18, to start at the Central City Plaza entrance at 11: 30 a.m.
For details, visit terryfoxrun.org. email@example.com
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