Submitted by Jennifer White-The stormy, windy skies of Saturday night cleared and 67 brave souls came out to support the 26th Annual Terry Fox Run for Cancer Research on Sunday, Sept. 17.
The rain held off, although a strong wind was blowing from the east as the participants finished the second half of the course.
Participants ran, jogged, walked, biked, and scootered their way along the 10 kilometre course from the ballfield, down to Queen Charlotte Secondary School and then to Relax Road and back to the community hall.
Baby strollers held some very young participants and at least eight dogs joined their owners for the Sunday run/walk.
Scott Hornidge was the first participant to cross the line with a time of 40:21. Maureen Benoit arrived at 46:23, Tracy Morton with 48:47 and April Dutheil at 51:18. Staas Guujaaw clocked in at 53:18 and Peter Moore, Peter Lake and Terrie Dionne crossed the finish line together at 55:36.
Bikers Avery Romas (31:47) and Wil Batten (31:34) pedaled non-stop for eight kilometres for some excellent biking times.
Thanks go to RCMP Jay Wessel for coming out to help start the run, to Maureen Benoit for helping set out the markers and water stations and to those who contributed the juice for finishers. The final collection for pledges and donations at the Queen Charlotte site equaled $1,183.
Special mention to Paisley Nelson who (for the third year in a row) brought in the most pledge monies.
There are a few more Terry Fox shirts (size adult large) if people missed getting one on race day and a red bike helmet was left at the registration table. Please call 559-4208 to order a shirt or claim your helmet.
Thanks again to all the participants for coming out to honour this truly great Canadian and to add a little more hope to the search for a cancer cure.
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