It has been 39 years since Canadian hero Terry Fox embarked on his journey across Canada, and people across the nation continue his run every September.
The 39th annual Terry Fox Run will be held in Calgary this September 15, raising money for cancer research just as the 22-year-old did on his Marathon of Hope in 1980.
- US Geological Survey discovers microplastics in Rocky Mountain rainfall
- Over 25% of Canadians are considering changing to a plant-based diet: study
- Rare series of lightning strikes the North Pole 48 times
While Terry was forced to end his run after 143 days and 5,373 km (he ran the equivalent of a marathon every day) due to the spread of his cancer, people across the world have taken up the torch in the decades to follow.
This year’s Calgary event will take place at Fort Calgary, with the choice of a 1, 5, or 10 km run.
According to organizers, the route will start and end at Fort Calgary, head west along the Bow River Walk Way on Memorial, and cross the iconic Peace Bridge.
The goal is to raise $165,000 this year, and the event has already reached 38% of its goal, with $63,815 raised online so far.
Potential attendees can support the event by registering for the run, donating to cancer research, and/or volunteering at the event, which can all be done through the event’s website.
When: Sunday, September 15, 2019
- Registration: 9 am
- Opening Ceremonies: 10 am
- Official Start: 11 am
- Run End: 2 pm
Where: Fort Calgary — 750 9th Avenue SE