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17 Terry Fox Runs happening around Metro Vancouver this Sunday

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DH Vancouver Staff Sep 14, 2017 6:11 am 259

Canadians around the country are gearing up this weekend to celebrate the legacy of one of our country’s most iconic heroes – Terry Fox.

In 1980, the young athlete, who had lost a leg to bone cancer, embarked on his Marathon of Hope, aiming to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research.

Fox managed to run more than 5,000 km, from St. John’s, Newf., to Thunder Bay, Ont. before his cancer returned. He tragically died, aged just 22, on June 28, 1981.

Although Fox’s Marathon of Hope was cut short, it went on to spark hundreds of runs in support of cancer research – and that legacy continues today across Canada.

Here’s a list of all 17 Terry Fox Runs taking place in and around Metro Vancouver this Sunday, September 17.

In or near Vancouver

SFU Vancouver

  • What: Join more than 1,300 runners and volunteers at this annual, multi-campus event. Vancouver route options are a 5 km run and a 2.5 km walk.
  • Where: Start at the Harbour Centre – 555 W Hastings St, Vancouver, finish at the Terry Fox statues at BC Place – 777 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
  • When: Friday, September 30, starts at 12:30 pm

Vancouver – Stanley Park

  • What: Route options of 3 km and 10 km around the seawall or Lost Lagoon. There will also be a pancake breakfast, Kids’ Run, and live music.
  • Where: Ceperley Park – Second Beach, Stanley Park, Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration begins at 8 am, run starts at 10 am.

West Vancouver

  • What: Route options of 1 km, 5 km, and 10 km; a pancake breakfast is being served.
  • Where: Dundarave Park – Marine Drive and 25th Street entrance, West Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration at 9 am, run from 10 to 11:30 am

North Vancouver

  • What: Route options are 1 km, 2 km, 5 km, and 10km.
  • Where: Inter River Park – Premier Street by Lacrosse Box, North Vancouver
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration begins at 9 am, run from 10 to 11 am

Bowen Island

  • What: Route options are 4 km and 8 km around Killarney Lake
  • Where: Collins Hall – 1122 Miller Rd, Bowen Island
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration at 11:30 am, run from noon to 1:30 pm

Burnaby

SFU Burnaby

  • What: Join more than 1,300 runners and volunteers at this annual, multi-campus event. Burnaby route options are a 4.5 km run and a 2.5km walk.
  • Where: Starts at Convocation Mall – Gagliardi Way, Burnaby, finishes at Terry Fox Field – Terry Fox Lane, Burnaby
  • When: Friday, September 30, starts at 12:30 pm

Burnaby – Swangard

  • What: Route options are 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km.
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration at 9 am, run from 10 am to noon

Surrey

SFU Surrey

  • What: Join more than 1,300 runners and volunteers at this annual, multi-campus event. Surrey route options are a 4.4 km run and a 2.2 km walk.
  • Where: Starts and finishes at the Central City Plaza entrance – 10153 King George Blvd, Surrey
  • When: Friday, September 30, starts at 12:30 pm

Surrey – Cloverdale

  • What: Route options of 1 km, 5 km, and 10 km
  • Where: Cloverdale Legion – 17567 57th Avenue, Cloverdale
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration begins at 9 am, run from 10 am to noon

Surrey – Fleetwood

  • What: Route options of 1 km, 3.5 km, and 10 km;
  • Where: Fleetwood Park – Near the waterpark on 80th Avenue and 158th Street, Surrey
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration begins at 8 am, run from 9:30 am to 1 pm.

Surrey – South (White Rock)

  • What: Route options of 1.6 km and 6 km.
  • Where: Rotary Field House, South Surrey Athletic Park – 14600 20 Avenue, Surrey
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration begins at 8 am, run from 9 to 11 am

Surrey – North (Fraser Heights)

  • What: Route options are 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km.
  • Where: Fraser Heights Recreation Centre – 10588 160th Street, Surrey
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration at 9 am, run from 10 am to noon

Around Metro Vancouver

Coquitlam

  • What: Route options are 2 km, 6 km, and 10 km. A pancake breakfast will be served.
  • Where: Blue Mountain Park – 975 King Albert Ave, Coquitlam
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration at 9:15 am, run from 10:30 am to 1 pm

Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows

  • What: Route options of 1 km, 5 km, and 10 km.
  • Where: Spirit Square – 12027 Harris Road, Pitt Meadows
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration at 8:30 am, run from 10 am to 2 pm

New Westminster

  • What: Route options of 1 km, 2.5 km, 7.5 km, and 10 km. Lots of food and drinks available.
  • Where: New Westminster Quay/Pier Park, close to the New Westminster Skytrain Station
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration at 9:15 am in the food court, run from 10 am to 12:30 pm

Port Coquitlam

  • What:  Route options are 3 km, 5 km, 8 km, and 10km.
  • Where: Hyde Creek Community Centre – 1379 Laurier Avenue, Port Coquitlam
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration begins at 8 am, run from 10 am to 1 pm

Richmond

  • What: Route options of 1 km, 2 km, and 10 km
  • Where: Garry Point Park – 12011 Seventh Avenue, Richmond (west end of Chatham Rd., near Steveston Village)
  • When: Sunday, September 17, registration at 9 am, run from 10 to noon

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