Terry Fox Run Locations for 2010

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s been 30 years since Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope changed Canada, and the world, forever.

Terry Fox feature on ESPN a few years ago

In 1976 a boy living in Port Coquitlam, BC was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a form of cancer that develops near the knee. His leg would be amputated and he would learn to walk (and run) once again. Through his 16-month experience with chemotherapy and rehabilitation he learned about cancer research and saw others lose their battles with the disease. This brought him a determination to do pretty much anything in his power to help others fight their own battles with cancer, so he thought up the Marathon of Hope. He was going to run from East to West across Canada to raise funds for cancer research.

On April 2nd 1980, Terry Fox dipped his foot in the Atlantic Ocean at St. John’s, Newfoundland and began his run across Canada. His amazing journey came to an end after 5,373 kms, in Thunder Bay, Ontario when he experienced more health troubles. The cancer had returned, and it was in both lungs. Over the next few months the Marathon of Hope raised $23 million for cancer research. Terry passed away in June of 1981, at the age of 22. Since that time, over $500 million has been raised in his name.

The Terry Fox run takes place in dozens of countries around the world and here at home, there are numerous runs, celebrating and supporting the Marathon of Hope. This year’s Terry Fox Run takes place Sunday September 19th and here are just a few locations around the Lower Mainland where you can participate.

Stanley Park at Ceperley Meadow
Registration: 7:00am – 10:00am
Run Start: 10:00am

UBC at Camosun Park
Registration: 9:30am – 11:30am
Run Start: 10:00am – 11:30am

Burnaby at Swanguard Stadium
Registration: 9:00am
Run Start: Registration: 10:00am

North Vancouver at Inter River Park
Registration: 9:00am
Run Start: 10:00am
Coquitlam at Blue Mountain Park
Registration: 8:30am
Run Start: 10:00am

Richmond at Garry Point Park, Steveston
Registration: 9:00am
Run Start: 10:00am

Surrey – North at Fraser Heights Village
Registration: 9:00am
Run Start: 10:00am

New Westminster at Queen’s Park
Registration: 9:00am
Run Start: 10:00am

You can register ahead of time online in order to collect pledges and donations.

Each run varies in terms of length and whether it’s suitable for bikes, strollers, children, dogs, etc. The National School Run is Day is September 30th. Follow @TerryFoxCanada on Twitter for updates from the Terry Fox Foundation.

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  1. CaioFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 9:08am PDT

    Hi Rebecca,

    Watching this video made me cry. Terry is someone I really love.
    I am originally from Brazil, and we heard so much of him there.
    His story repeats with me. Last year I was diagnosed with the same type of Cancer, and later this year I found out it had spread into my lungs. I am so thankful for what Terry have done. I won’t be here today if he hadn’t raised awareness about Cancer! Today due to the investment done into research we have more dugs to fight Osteosarcoma, and I am hopeful we will have a cure for this type of cancer soon (GRIN).

    Thanks so much

  2. ParkerFriday, September 17th, 2010 — 9:43am PDT

    what a gift Terry Fox and his family offered each of us. Our generation and those to come are better people because of his commitment to life, love, and sharing his amazing story.

    Thanks for reminding us of this incredible day!

  3. ScottSaturday, September 18th, 2010 — 2:06pm PDT

    ESPN’s outstanding “30 for 30” documentary series has a film about Terry Fox coming soon. TSN has been showing these and I’m sure they’ll pick this one up too.

  4. ScottSaturday, September 18th, 2010 — 2:13pm PDT

    Following up with a link to TSN with more info and air times:


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