The circuit changed slightly for this year’s McLennan Terry Fox Run with the event starting out from the rear parking lot at Ecole Providence instead of the former location at Kimiwan Lake Birdwalk.
The event took place September 18 at 1pm with 25 participants braving cold, wet weather to raise $445 for cancer research.
This is the 26 anniversary of Terry Fox’ Marathon of Hope, continuing the remarkable legacy of Terry Fox who died of cancer June 28, 1981, at the age of 22.
His Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research has inspired millions around the world to take part in the annual Terry Fox Run since its establishment in 1981. The charitable, international event has raised over $650-million for cancer research.
Unlike many other charitable events, the Terry Fox Run has no corporate sponsorship and as Terry Fox himself stipulated it is a non-competitive event.
The annual run has no associated merchandising such as T-shirts, water bottles or hats.
Terry Fox wanted no fanfare or distractions from the original objective of creating cancer awareness and raising money for research.
In McLennan and elsewhere, people could chose to complete the assigned circuit, which usually varies from 5 to 15km any way they wish; run, walk, bike ride etc. The McLennan itinerary was a 10km entirely paved circuit.