Claire Scott, left, and Adana Backe take part in a group warmup exercise prior to the start of Parksville’s Terry Fox Run at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park Sunday morning, Sept. 17, 2017. — J.R. Rardon photo
VIDEO: Parksville’s Terry Fox Run raises more than $8,800
Rathtrevor Beach Park event draws more than 370 on blustery day
More than 370 participants and volunteers flooded Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park Sunday morning for the annual Terry Fox Run to benefit cancer research and treatment. By the time they finished running, walking or biking the park’s trails and roadways, they had raised more than $8,800 for the cause.
The Terry Fox Run, one of a number held nationwide as Canada continued to pay tribute to one of its icons, drew runners, walkers and bikers of all ages. Many parents ran or biked with children, or pushed them in strollers.
Members of the Ravensong Breakers swim club celebrate finishing the Terry Fox Run Sunday. From left, front row, are Simon Mbobela, Benjamin Mbobela, Logan Rogers, Jakob Mbobela and Chloe Rogers. Back row, Jack Confortin, Alex Roberts and Ben Roberts. — J.R. Rardon photo