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Annual Terry Fox Runs Being Held Around Our Region This Sunday

Annual Terry Fox Runs Being Held Around Our Region This Sunday
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Leeds & Grenville, Dundas – The annual Terry Fox Run is being held at various locations around our region this Sunday, September 16th.

Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma (bone cancer) in his right leg in 1977 and had his leg amputated 15 cm (six inches) above the knee. While in hospital, Terry was so overcome by the suffering of other cancer patients that he decided to run across Canada to raise money for cancer research. He called his journey the Marathon of Hope.

Terry’s Marathon of Hope took place in 1980 with the simple objective of informing Canadians of the importance of finding a cure for cancer.  With fierce determination, he ran an average of 42 kilometres (26 miles) every day for 143 days. Terry was forced to end his run on September 1, 1980 when the cancer spread to his lungs.

By February 1, 1981, Terry’s dream of raising $1 for every Canadian was realized – the Terry Fox Marathon of Hope fund totaled $24.17 million. Terry died in June 1981.

List of local Terry Fox Runs in our region are below:

Brockville:

Registration: 12:00 pm (In the Cafeteria)
One Start: 1:00 pm
Location: Thousand Island Secondary School Track – 2510 Parkedale Avenue

Parking is available, BBQ, bottled water, and draw prizes
Route Information
Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade, and Wheelchair accessible
Dog friendly but dogs must be on a leash
Route distance: 5 km

Prescott:

Registration: 10:30 am
Open Start: 11:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: The Kinsmen Amphitheatre, Sandra L. Lawn Harbour Marina

Parking is available
Hot dogs and bottled water will be provided
Route Information
Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade, and Wheelchair accessible
Dogs must be on-leash
Route distance: 2 km, 5 km and 10 km

Gananoque:

Registration: 9:00 am
One Start: 10:00 am
Location: Community Primary Health Care Building (CPHC)
345 Herbert St, Gananoque ON

What to bring: money for raffle, bake sale and merchandise
Complimentary BBQ, water stations, kid’s corner, and dog water station
Route Information
Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade, and Wheelchair accessible.
Dog friendly
Route distance: 3 km and 10 km

Howe Island:

9:30am registration
10:30am one start

40 Baseline Road, Howe Island
Baseline Road and Howe Island Ferry Road
Park on mainland, walk across ferry, free shuttle to and from ferry to start point

Refreshment, water stations, snacks and goodies will be provided
Route Information
Accessible for bikes, blades, wheelchairs, dogs
Route distance: 5km, 8km or 10km

Delta:

Registration: 8:00 am
Open Start: 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
Location: Delta Fairgrounds

Main intersection: King Street and Millcreek Drive
Free parking

Free water and BBQ will be provided
Route Information
Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade, and Wheelchair accessible
Dog friendly
Route distance: 1 km – 10 km

Elgin:

Registration: 9:00 am
Run Start: 10:00 am
Location: Elgin Lions Hall – 19 Pineview Avenue

Parking is available
Free BBQ, and water stations will be provided
Route Information
Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade, and Wheelchair accessible.
Dog friendly but dogs must be on-leash.
Route distance: 4 km and 10 km

Kemptville/North Grenville:

Registration begins at 9:00 am

The event begins at 10:00 am
Route Information
This year’s Terry Fox Run will begin on St. Michael race track. Located behind the St. Michael Catholic High School on Hwy 43.

Participants have a choice of a 2K route, that takes place on the multi-use trail that goes alongside Hwy 44 to the new Kemptville Public
School. https://www.facebook.com/events/305853383093062/

Participants may also choose either a 5K route or a 10K route which will both take place on the roads and trails at Ferguson Forest Centre.

Lansdowne/1000 Islands:

Registration: 8:00 am
Run Start: 9:00 am
Location: Fox Run By the River

Parking is available

Pot luck, raffle, music, kids face painting, and balloon release will be provided.
Route Information
Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade, and Wheelchair accessible.
Dog friendly but dogs must be on-leash.
Route distance: 10 km

Morrisburg:

Registration: 8:00 am
Open Start: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Morrisburg Legion – 10 Legion Street (Legion Parking Lot)

Main intersection: Ottawa Street and Lakeshore Drive
Parking is available

Refreshment and water stations will be provided
Route Information
Bicycle, Stroller, Rollerblade, and Wheelchair accessible
Dogs must be on-leash
Route distance: 2.5 km, 5 km, and 10 km

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