There’s no price to pay to get up and get active while supporting the fight to outrun cancer during the 2014 Comox Valley Terry Fox Run.
This year’s run is scheduled for Sept. 14 at the Comox Valley Sport Centre track, and Active Comox Valley co-ordinator Dawn Stevens says both the 1 km walk, 2 km, 5 km and 10 km runs will not have an entry fee, and will all be by donation to register, with no minimum donation.
“It’s going to be focused around a family-fun celebration,” she explained, and added a celebration is scheduled at 10:30 a.m. with a bounce castle, face painting, games and musical entertainment.
“There’s lots of things for kids, and everything is by donation. There is no need to participate in the run to enjoy the celebration afterwards.”
Stevens explained after 34 years of having the Terry Fox Run in multiple communities across the country, a celebration was added because “it’s a pretty special foundation and fundraiser, and we don’t want it to die out.”
Organized locally by Active Comox Valley, with the help of Valley-wide municipal recreation departments and dedicated volunteers, the Terry Fox Run raised more than $10,000 in the Comox Valley in 2013, a success this year’s organizers are hoping to build on.
“With the idea of adding a family celebration until 1 p.m., we’re hoping to make it a great day,” said Stevens.
She added registration for the run or walk will begin at 9 a.m. Any donation more than $20 will receive a tax receipt.
The run/walk is suitable for bikes, wheelchairs/stroller and rollerblades. Dogs on leashes are welcome.
To volunteer or participate, contact Dawn Stevens, Active Comox Valley co-ordinator at 250-890-9116 or firstname.lastname@example.org.