35th annual Terry Fox run to hit the trail on Sunday

Events set for Langley City and Walnut Grove include family friendly activities

  • Sep. 15, 2015 5:00 a.m.

It was 35 years ago that Terry Fox first embarked on his Marathon of Hope across Canada, and on Sunday Sept. 20, supporters in Langley City and Walnut Grove will continue to honour his legacy.

The annual Terry Fox Run will return to Douglas Park on the national run day to raise money for cancer research.

Marg McGuire-Grout, chair of the Terry Fox Run organizing committee, and her team are hard at work to ensure this year’s run is bigger and better than ever.

“We are well underway in our preparations to make the Langley City run of 2015 a great success,” McGuire-Grout said.

“I continue to be amazed at the number of people ready to give of their time and energy for this great cause.”

Given that this is the 35th anniversary, McGuire-Grout says it is truly remarkable that people are still as passionate about the cause as they were when Fox started his historic journey on April 12, 1980.

There are hundreds of runs held across the country each year, including the Langley City run and another in the Township at the Walnut Grove Community Centre.

They are non-competitive, all-inclusive activities where participants can run, walk, blade or bike.

This year’s Langley City event will once again feature the Langley Fire Fighters grilling hotdogs and hamburgers, live entertainment, face-painting and more. Registration is by donation and there is no minimum pledge amount.

Registration for the City event begins at 8:30 a.m.; run is at 10 a.m. and the event wraps up at 1 p.m. In Walnut Grove, registration begins at 8:30 and the run starts at 9 a.m.

Participants have the option of being registered as a corporate team, individual participant, or even as a member of “Terry’s Team” of cancer survivors.

To register or for more information, contact The Terry Fox Foundation, BC & Yukon, by calling 1-888-836-9786, emailing bcyukon@terryfoxrun.org or visiting  terryfox.org.  To volunteer in the City, contact McGuire-Grout at 604-530-2432 or mmcguiregrout@yahoo.com.

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