Annual Terry Fox run - Sunday the 17th - expect thousands this year.

eventsgreen 100x100By Staff

September 5th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The next major public event that doesn’t call for people to sit at a table and think through a document they don’t agree with at all is the annual Terry Fox Run – Sunday September 17th.

Fox monument with Brant Inn

The 2017 run will start immediately south of the Terry Fox monument.

The run will start at the Terry Fox Monument just west and south of Spencer’s restaurant just west of the Compass point. The turnaround point will be near the lift bridge so the route is along waterfront trail NOT on any roads.

Terry Fox runners

There will be no running on Lakeshore Road – all the traffic will be on the Waterfront Trail with the turnaround point at the lift-bridge canal. No bikes this year.

It is 4.5 km just short of our normal 5 km loop. There is some construction about to take place on the Naval Promenade starting at the Waterfront Hotel

MC’s for the vent will be Peter Jaycock and Yvonne Van De Wiele who are the money team on radio 92.9 THE GRAND.

Registration for volunteers is 7:30 to 8am, registration for runners is 8 am(located parallel to the parking lot on the west side of Spencer’s restaurant on the grassy area by the Terry Fox Monument.

Runners will leave at 9 am and walkers/strollers leave at 10 am.

Once again because of the use of waterfront trail sadly NO BIKES.

The Remembering Board tells a large part of what the Terry Fox Run is all about.

The Remembering Board tells a large part of what the Terry Fox Run is all about.

As usual we will have a warmup, DJ , free food, free henna tattoo’s, face painting and balloon animals for the families. Dog bowls and treats at the water stations.

The Gazette will publish a detailed map of the route later in the week.

Over past 36 years the Burlington Terry Fox Run has raised over $1.8 million which, when combined with Burlington school runs – amounts to over $3.5M to the Terry Fox Foundation with 84 cents on the dollar going to cancer research.

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