The second-annual “Terry Fox Training Run” goes tomorrow, another effort to raise money for cancer research.
The run takes place along the route Terry Fox ran for 16 months before he started his “Marathon of Hope”.
His niece Kirsten Fox says Terry ran over 3,000 miles on the route that took him through Coquitlam and Port Moody.
“It was two to three times a day and in his journal it was very basic to what he wrote in there, he would write what time he ran, how he felt, what the weather was like and about what he ate that day, how he slept and then he’d go out and run it again.”
“He had written in his journal about this route that it was his ten miles, he knew it better than anyone else and that you wouldn’t find a better ten miles in the world.”
There’s no fee to participate but all funds raised go to cancer research.
The route is ten miles and starts at 8:30 in the morning.
If you’re not up for the run there is also a two-kilometer walk that will go past Terry’s childhood home.