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In-person Squamish Terry Fox Run back on Sept. 19

Individual digital runs raised a record $17,561 in 2020.
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Registration and check-in for the Squamish run on Sept. 19 begin at 9:30 a.m. with the event starting at 10 a.m., on the dot.
After a pandemic fall spent apart last year, Squamish folks can lace up and run together for Terry once again this fall.

The Squamish Terry Fox Run will take place at Brennan Park Rec Centre on Sept.19.

Registration and check-in begin at 9:30 a.m. with the event starting at 10 a.m., on the dot.  

As always, the 41st annual Terry Fox Run raises money for cancer research.

“Terry had to stop his Marathon of Hope 41 years ago when his cancer returned,” said Fred Fox, Terry’s older brother, in a news release. “He asked Canadians to keep on fundraising for cancer research without him so that his dream of finding a cure would one day be realized — and that is exactly what we need to do now.”  

In 2020, individual virtual runs were held due to pandemic restrictions, and Squamish managed to raise $17,561.

“I’m really proud of how Squamish and the other Sea to Sky communities stepped up last year, ran their own runs in their neighbourhoods, and raised the most money ever,” said Squamish run organizer Judy Pace. “To be able to get everyone back together at  Brennan Park this year will be amazing. Squamish has proven, over and over, that we can come together as a community and make a difference. And after the past year and a half, I think a lot of people are ready to do that.”

 While there is much to celebrate about the return of the run, COVID-19 has significantly impacted Canada’s health care system and cancer care.

“Cancer hasn’t taken a  break and continues to deeply affect millions of people,” said Jim Woodgett, president and scientific director of the Terry Fox Research Institute, in the release. “Perhaps not since 1980

have we seen such a dire need for cancer research to ensure we can combat the  negative effects of disrupted screenings, surgeries, and interventions for years to come.”  

Locals can hit this link to learn more, sponsor a participant, or register to fundraise or run in the Squamish event.