Craig Grant has been organizing the Terry Fox Run in Mission for six years now. This year's event takes place on Sept. 15 at Fraser River Heritage Park.

New location for Terry Fox Run

Annual September run helps raise funds for cancer research

Millions of people across Canada will be remembering Terry Fox this month as they participate in the annual run to raise funds and awareness for cancer research.

Locally, the run will take place Sunday, Sept. 15 at Fraser River Heritage Park.

Mission run organizer Craig Grant says the new location will be safer for participants and will not disrupt traffic on roads.

In addition to walking and running, the path is also suitable for bicycles, wheelchairs and strollers. Dogs on leashes are can also join in.

Runners can choose from a 5 km trek (one loop) around the park or 10 km (two loops).

Grant, who has been organizing the event for the past six years with the Rotary Club, says he continues to enjoy the role because “it’s for a good cause.”

Cancer has affected his family numerous times. Grant hopes the turnout this year will beat last year’s when only 50 people showed up to raise $4,500.

Registration for this year’s Terry Fox Run begins at 8 a.m. with the run starting at 9 a.m. Pledge forms are available at the Leisure Centre, Wentings on North Railway Avenue, Prospera Credit Union, and London Drugs at the Junction Mall. For more information visit terryfox.org.

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