14 Terry Fox Runs happening around Metro Vancouver this weekend

Sep 13 2019, 4:15 pm

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, Newfoundland, to Thunder Bay, Ontario before his cancer returned. He tragically died at . the age of 22, on June 28, 1981.

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

Here are 14  Terry Fox Runs taking place in and around Metro Vancouver this Sunday, September 15.

In or near Vancouver

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 15, 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 15, registration at 9 am, run from 10 to 12 pm

North Vancouver

  • What: Route options are 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km.
  • Where: Inter River Park – 1301 Lillooet Road
  • When: Sunday, September 15, registration begins at 9 am, run from 10 am to noon

Bowen Island

  • What: Route options are 1 km, 5 km, and 8 km
  • Where: Collins Hall – 1122 Miller Rd, Bowen Island
  • When: Sunday, September 15, registration at 8 am, run from 9 am to noon

Burnaby

Swangard Stadium

  • What: Route options are 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km.
  • Where: Swangard Stadium – 3883 Imperial Street, Burnaby
  • When: Sunday, September 15, registration at 9 am, run from 10 am to noon

Surrey

Surrey – Cloverdale

  • What: Route options of 1 km, 5 km, and 10 km
  • Where: Cloverdale Legion – 17567 57th Avenue, Cloverdale
  • When: Sunday, September 15, registration begins at 9 am, run from 10 am to noon

Surrey – Fleetwood

  • What: Route options of 1 km, 3.5 km, 7 km, and 10 km;
  • Where: Fleetwood Park – 15802 80 Avenue
  • When: Sunday, September 15, registration begins at 8 am, run from 9:30 am to noon

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 15, registration begins at 8 am, run from 9 to 1o:30 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 15, registration at 7:30 am, run from 9 am to 11:30 am

Around Metro Vancouver

Coquitlam

  • What: Route options are 2 km, 5 km, and 10 km.
  • Where: Mundy Park – 641 Hillcrest Avenue
  • When: Sunday, September 15, registration at 9 am, run from 10 am to noon

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 15, registration at 8 am, run from 10 am to noon

New Westminster

  • What: Route options of 1 km, 2 km, 7 km, and 10 km.
  • Where: New Westminster Quay/River Market
  • When: Sunday, September 15, registration at 9 am in the food court, run from 10 am to noon

Port Coquitlam

  • What:  Route options are 3 km, 5 km, 7 km, and 10km.
  • Where: Hyde Creek Community Centre – 1379 Laurier Avenue, Port Coquitlam
  • When: Sunday, September 15, registration begins at 8 am, run from 10 am to 1 pm

Richmond

  • What: Route options of 5 km and 10 km
  • Where: Garry Point Park – 12011 Seventh Avenue, Richmond (west end of Chatham Rd., near Steveston Village)
  • When: Sunday, September 16, registration at 9 am, run from 10 am to noon