Jack Gray, Canmore’s Terry Fox Run organizer said last week he is recruiting volunteers for this year’s run.
“We need volunteers on the day of the run to help at registration, man water stations, help with set-up and clean-up. We could also use help with the overall run organization ahead of the run,” said Gray.
September 15, 2019 is National Terry Fox Run Day, where approximately 900 community runs across Alberta, Northwest Territories and Nunavut will continue on with this Canadian tradition in Terry’s honour.
The Terry Fox Foundation is powered by approximately 100,000 volunteers across the country.
“The volunteer support enables us to remain as a not-for-profit with low costs and to raise dollars across the country for cancer research,” said Gray.
All Terry Fox Runs are non-competitive, all inclusive and have no cost to participate. This year will be the 39th year since Terry ran his Marathon of Hope to raise money for cancer research.
“The first Canmore Terry Fox Run was held in 1989 and raised $123.00. We have grown a lot in comparison to the 2018 run which raised $11,342 to add to the cumulative Canmore Run revenue of $247,604.57,” said Christie Krawchuk, Community Fundraising & Events Coordinator for the Terry Fox Foundation.
“The first Banff Terry Fox Run was held in 1983, raising $5,262! The 2018 run raised $15,481.75 for a Banff Run revenue total of $309,600.92.”
This year the Canmore run will take place on Sunday, September 15. Registration will start at 9:00 a.m., Run Start: 10:00 a.m., Run End: 12:00 p.m. at Canmore Elevation Place. There will be a barbecue for everyone after the run along with music, a bouncy castle and other fun activities.
The Banff Terry Fox Run will take place at the same race times at the Banff Rec Grounds – Protection Mountain shelters, Cave Avenue.
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