Join this year’s Terry Fox Run

Canadians across the country will soon be gearing up to celebrate the legacy of one of our most iconic heroes, Terry Fox. This year marks the 37th since the first Terry Fox Run, and the tradition remains strong.

Terry Fox ran the equivalent of a marathon, an average of 42 kilometres, every day for 143 days, to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. When his own cancer spread, he was forced to stop running on September 1, 1980. Now the Terry Fox Foundation needs you: as a volunteer, participant or donor.

On September 17, local Terry Fox Runs will be part of a network of more than 9,000 held every year in Canada, all organized and led by volunteers. There are five opportunities to participate in Peel, with three events slated in Mississauga and two in Brampton.

The Foundation continues to be a leading national investor in cancer research, directing $26.6 million to its cancer research programs in 2015/16. And, according to the Foundation, 82 cents of every dollar raised goes directly to cancer research.

This year, Canada Post has also recognized Terry Fox’s Marathon of Hope, in their Canada 150 celebratory stamp collection as one of 10 unforgettable moments from the past 50 years.

Here’s a list of all five events taking place in Peel Region.

Mississauga – Streetsville Memorial Park and Vic Johnston Community Centre

What: Route options of one km, two km, five km and 10 km – bicycle and stroller accessible.

Where: 335 Church Street, Mississauga

When: September 17, registration begins at 8:15 a.m., open start 9-11 a.m.

 

Mississauga – Meadowvale Community Centre

What: Route options of two km, five km and 10 km – bicycle, stroller, rollerblade and wheelchair accessible. There will also be a BBQ, music, face painting and a silent auction.

Where: 6655 Glen Erin Drive, Mississauga

When: September 17, registration begins at 8 a.m., official start at 9 a.m., open start 9 a.m. – noon.

 

Mississauga – Port Credit

What: Route options of five km and 10 km – bicycle, stroller, rollerblade and wheelchair accessible. There will also be a BBQ, coffee, water and refreshments provided.

Where: Port Credit Harbour, harbour lighthouse, bridge entrance, 105 Lakeshore Road

When: September 17, registration begins at 7:30 a.m., one start at 9:15 a.m.

 

Brampton – Terry Fox Public School

What: Route options of two km and 10 km – bicycle, stroller, rollerblade and wheelchair accessible. There will also be water provided and a bake sale.

Where: 95 Richvale Drive North

When: September 17, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., open start from 8:30 a.m. to noon.

 

Brampton – Mount Pleasant Community Centre

What: Route, two km loop  -bicycle, stroller, rollerblade and wheelchair accessible.

Where: 100 Commuter Drive

When: September 17, registration begins at 8:30 a.m., open start from 9-11 a.m.

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