38th annual Terry Fox run on Sunday

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September 14th, 2018

BURLINGTON, ON

 

It is a tradition in this city.

Every September for the past 37 years Burlingtonians have run, walked and cycled in an event that raises funds for cancer research in the name of Terry Fox.

One of the city’s first sons, Casey Cosgrove,  was lost to cancer last year days before the run.

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An aerial view of the “run” last year.

Thousands of people have done the “run”.

Last year they raised $103, 576, the 37 year total is $1,930,304

This year’s run is on Sunday September 16th

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The Terry Fox marker – yards away from Lakeshore Road – the route he took when he ran through the city.

Burlington Schools last year raised $121,492 and in total they have raised $1,843,076

This year school run is Thursday September 27th

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Terry Fox on his run through Burlington.

Burlington is one of the few, perhaps the only, city that has a monument to mark the day Terry Fox passed through the city.

The details:

The 38th Annual Burlington Terry Fox Run.

This year the Start/Finish is at the east end of Spencer Smith Park by the Pier in front of the Waterfront Hotel. This is a non-competitive family friendly event with runners registering at 8 am and starting at 9 am.

The family run begins at 10 am. Family run includes runners, walkers, strollers, roller blades, dogs, but unfortunately NO BIKES.

Following the run enjoy free food, face painting, balloon animals, massages, tattoos as well as a live band, DJ and MC’s.

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1 comment to 38th annual Terry Fox run on Sunday

  • D. duck

    A marathon a day for 143 days at a time when training was in its infancy, footwear was starting to gain momentum and above knee prosthetics were poorly made and painful. The sheer determination and strength of will and character that Terry possessed is beyond my understanding.

    750 million raised for cancer to date!

    To me, one of Canada’s most important individuals. A role model for all Canadians to strive for and for all age groups to respect.

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