Terry Fox Run returns to Mission on Sept. 20

The event starts and ends at Fraser River Heritage Park

The Terry Fox Run takes place Sept. 20 at Fraser River Heritage Park.

The annual Terry Fox Run takes place in Mission on Sunday, Sept. 20.

The run has been a staple in Mission for many years. It often started at the Leisure Centre. In recent years, it has started and ended at Fraser River Heritage Park, where it will start again this year, at 9 a.m.

This year marks the 35th year of Terry Fox Runs.

Organizer Simone Redburn says the run is a low-stress event. People do not need to organize pledges or pre-register before the run. They can register on the day of the run, starting at 8:30 a.m.

They can run. walk and cycle the route, returning to Heritage Park on completion. There will be five and 10-km routes for participants.

Those who take part donate to the Terry Fox Foundation, which has raised more than $650 million for cancer research since Terry Fox ran his original Marathon of Hope in 1980.