The annual Terry Fox Run is a non-competitive charity event held in numerous regions around the world in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox.
The Marathon of Hope is held every year (since 1981), on the second Sunday following Labour Day and raises money for cancer research. Since its inception, it has raised via the ‘Terry Fox Foundation’ over $750 million (CAD).
Here are some details for local events:
The Terry Fox Run registration opens at 9 am in Port Dalhousie. Come down early to enjoy:
- free coffee donated by Homestead Donuts
- a visit and photo op with Dunkin, the Niagara River Lions mascot
- a visit and photo op with Bones, the Niagara Ice Dogs mascot
- pick up your 2018 participation sticker for your annual certificate (free!)
The warm up with the Lady River Lions cheerleading squad will be around 9:50 and the 5 km run/walk kicks off at 10!
The action keeps going after you finish the course will a free BBQ lunch donated by Cafe Amore and an awesome live music experience.
Registration: 9:30 am – 11:00 am
One Start: 11:00 am
Location: Gale Centre – 5152 Thorold Stone Road
Main intersection: Thorold Stone Road and Stanley Avenue
Bicycle, Rollerblade, and Wheelchair accessible.
Route distance: 5 km
For more information: http://www.terryfox.org
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