Terry Fox Hometown Run 2010


Hard to believe it’s been 30 years since Terry Fox first dipped his toe in the Atlantic Ocean and began the Marathon of Hope. Terry Fox set off to run across Canada with the goal to raise a dollar for every one of Canada’s 24 million citizens for cancer research. To date, close to $500 million has been raised for cancer research in the name of the man from Port Coquitlam.

Since 1981, the Terry Fox Run is held every year to continue raising money for cancer research. This Sunday, September 19th, runs will be held throughout the Tricities.

In Port Coquitlam, the Terry Fox Hometown Run will kick off at 8am with registration at Hyde Creek Recreation Complex, with the run following at 10am. We caught up with run organizer Dave Teixeira to talk about this year’s run.

In Coquitlam, Blue Mountain Park is the scene for the start of the run. Registration begins there at 8:30am with the run at 10am.

Port Moody’s run kicks off at Port Moody City Hall, registration opens at 9am for the 10am run.

Anmore will be having their own Terry Fox Run to coincide with the annual Ma Murray Day celebration. Anmore’s registration starts at 11am, with the run at 12pm.

You can sign up for the run and to collect pledges for all the runs at the Terry Fox Run website. There is a handy video to show you how to get yourself signed up and raising money.

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  1. Please check the date shown in this website. It is listed as Sunday, September 19th. The 19th is a Monday…