Get ready, get set to run for a great cause at this year’s Terry Fox Run, set to take place Sept. 18, starting at the Comox Valley Sports Centre track and continuing through the Dove Creek area.
Organized by Active Comox Valley, with the help of Valley-wide municipal recreation departments and volunteer citizens, the charity raises funds to support cancer research.
“The Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive, no-cost, family-fun event for all ages and abilities where we can continue to be inspired by Terry’s efforts and contribute to this great cause,” said Active Comox Valley co-ordinator Robyn Butler.
Registration will begin at 8 a.m. on race day with the run commencing at 9 a.m following a brief warmup. The route will consist of a one-kilometre, two-km, five-km and 10-km course –- you can run, walk, wheel or ride, so bring your kids, parents, grandparents, friends, co-workers, classmates and anyone who would like to be a part of Terry’s legacy.
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 also needed to help at the event — to discuss event day volunteer opportunities, contact Robyn Butler, Active Comox Valley co-ordinator, at 250-890-9116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
— Active Comox Valley