Organizers ready for annual Terry Fox run

  • Sep. 7, 2007 5:00 p.m.

The annual Terry Fox Run, continuing his dream to find a cure for cancer, will be happening all over the islands next weekend with runs in Queen Charlotte, Masset and Sandspit. In Queen Charlotte, registration for the race begins at 10:30 am Sunday (Sept. 16) at the ball field and the run starts at 11 am. Participants can run, jog, walk, stroll, roller blade or bicycle the 10 km route, which heads from the ball field to the high school, then out to Relax Road and back. Jenny White, who has been involved with the race for 26 years, says if people want, pledge forms are available at the Credit Union, Key West Insurance and at the hospital. “People don’t have to do the whole 10 kilometres,” she says. Just come out and enjoy the day. In Masset, participants should go to the village office for registration at 11 am Sunday, and the run starts at 11:30 am. People can participate in the one, five or 10 km runs. The route goes from the village office, along Tow Hill Road, to just before the golf course and back. Call Marg for more information at 626-5053 or at the village office (626-3995). In Sandspit, the run will also be held on Sunday, starting at 11 am at ALM school.The 10 km route goes to the Grassy Island rest stop. A shorter walk will also take place. Organizer Cathy Baran says people are welcome to ride bikes too. Pledge forms are available from Ms Baran at 637-2231.Ms Baran wants to thank Linda Clark for her many years of organizing the run. She and her family are moving to Saskatchewan. T-shirts and sweatshirts will be available for participants to buy at the starting line. All proceeds go to cancer research.