Terry Fox Run returns to Abbotsford

Event takes place Sunday, Sept. 20 at Tradex

The annual Terry Fox Run will be held in Abbotsford on Sunday

The Terry Fox Run is turning 35 and the event returns to Abbotsford on Sunday, Sept. 20.

Participants can hit the road in two-, four- or 10-kilometre runs, with all proceeds raised going towards cancer research.

It all kicks off at 9:45 a.m. at the Tradex Building A at 1190 Cornell St. Registration opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m.

All routes are accessible for runners, walkers, cyclists and wheelchair participants, but in-line skaters are not allowed.

It’s the second consecutive year for the event to run successfully in Abbotsford, after it didn’t occur in 2013 due to lack of an event organizer.

Prior to 2013, it had run every year starting in 1985.

Terry Fox inspired millions of Canadians in 1980. After having one leg amputated due to cancer, he embarked on a cross-Canada run to raise money and awareness for cancer research.

Although the spread of his cancer eventually forced him to end his quest after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, and ultimately took his life, his efforts resulted in a lasting, worldwide legacy.

For more information about The Terry Fox Foundation, visit terryfox.org.

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