Terry Fox Run moves to Agassiz from Harrison

Organizers ready to lace up for annual event for popular world wide event

The Terry Fox Run has been a longtime event in the village of Harrison Hot Springs starting all the way back in 1985. Since then, thousands have participated and shared in Terry’s dream to outrun cancer and find a cure. This year, the Run will be relocated to Agassiz to give it a fresh look and route, the Terry Fox Foundation announced recently.

“With Harrison and Agassiz located so close to one another, the Run should benefit from the raised awareness of a new route and closer proximity to a new group of residents,” said Kevin Chan, promotions and media assistant for the organization’s B.C. Yukon chapter. “The location of this year’s Terry Fox Run also allows for participants to bring bikes and strollers to cater to a broader range of participants during the 5km route. There is also the option for a 10km run.”

The Terry Fox Run will be held on Sept. 15 and, Chan said, Agassiz-Harrison Run Organizers Elinor Bell and Kenneth Burningham may have a few more tricks up their sleeves with details being released closer to the date.

The start/finish location for the event will be at Cheam Village (1525 MacKay Crescent).

If you are interested in volunteering or would like further information about the run, contact Elinor Bell by email at elimal63@gmail.com or by phone at 604-796-8406. Remember, the runs are non-competitive and all inclusive; the registration fee is by donation and there is no minimum pledge amount.

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

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