Participants in last year’s Terry Fox Run are shown above before hitting the trails of Rathtrevor Provincial Park. This year’s run is set for Sunday

Running to find a cure in Parksville

Annual Terry Fox Run is scheduled for Sept. 20 at Rathtrevor Provincial Park

The 35th annual Terry Fox Run is just around the corner. More than 200 runners, walkers and cyclists are expected to come out and support Terry Fox’s legacy at the Parksville run next Sunday, Sept. 20, held at Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park again.

The Terry Fox Run involves over two million people in more than 50 countries as they join together for a great cause, finding a cure for cancer. In 2014, over 2.4 million was raised in B.C. and Yukon alone, with over $8,900 raised in Parksville with all proceeds going to cancer research.

There is no entry fee, no minimum pledge, and it’s a fun filled non-competitive event for everyone. Participants can walk run or cycle three, five or 10 kilometre scenic routes.

Pre-register and collect pledges online at www.terryfox.org or just stop by and celebrate the 35th anniversary with music, refreshments, smiles, laughter and hope. Registration starts at 9 a.m. and the run starts at 10 a.m.

For more information or to volunteer at the event call RDN Recreation and Parks at 250-248-3252.

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