Terry Fox runs this Sunday

  • Sep. 9, 2009 4:00 p.m.

Terry Fox runs will be held this Sunday in both Masset and Queen Charlotte. The event is an islands September tradition, and Masset volunteer Marg Youngson is hoping that 100 people will come out and participate in the north-end run to help raise funds to fight cancer. Last year, about 90 people came out, she said. Mrs. Youngson said participants will have choice of a five or 10 kilometre route, so there’s something for everyone. She’s got her fingers crossed for good weather, as that always helps attract more walkers and runners. The Masset run starts from the village of Masset office, with registration open between 11 and 11:30 am, and the run starting at 11:30 am. In Queen Charlotte, the run starts at the ballfield by the community hall, with registration at 10:30 am and the run beginning at 11 am. Organizer Jenny White said the Charlotte run usually attracts a good turnout. The communities on the islands have an incredibly high participation rate when you consider their population, she said, and they also contribute generously to the fight against cancer. The Charlotte run will be a 10 kilometre course, and participants can do as much of it as they like, she said. Sandspit will be holding a Terry Fox run next Sunday, Sept. 20, starting at 11 am. Contact A.L. Mathers school for more info.

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