Terry Fox Run goes Sept. 16

Volunteers are needed to help at this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 16.

PINT-SIZED PARTICIPANTS at last year's Terry Fox run collect their ribbons at the finish.

Get ready, get set to run for a great cause at this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 16, starting at the lower soccer field at Vanier Secondary School, and continuing through the Dove Creek area.

Organized by Active Comox Valley, with the help of Valley-wide municipal recreation departments, local businesses and volunteer citizens, the charity raises funds to support cancer research.

“The Terry Fox Run is made possible with the assistance and support of our community,” said Active Comox Valley co-ordinator Robyn Butler. “It’s great to see our collective efforts materialize as we contribute to a great cause in this non-competitive, family-fun event for all ages and abilities.”

Registration will begin at 9 a.m. on race day with the run commencing at 10 following a brief warmup. The route will consist of one-, two-, five- and 10-kilometre courses. The one-km and two-km options will involve laps around the soccer field, which will be fun for little ones or those looking to participate in a shorter course.

There is no entry fee, although participants are encouraged to collect pledges (no minimum). Pledge forms can be picked up at your local recreation centre or downloaded at www.terryfox.org/Run.

Volunteers are needed to help at the event. To discuss event day volunteer opportunities, contact Robyn Butler at 250-890-9116 or info@activecomoxvalley.ca.

The Active Comox Valley initiative began in September 2005, and is aimed at promoting healthy lifestyles and invigorating community spirit through physical activity.

For more information, visit www.activecomoxvalley.ca or call 250-890-9116.

— Active Comox Valley

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