In 1980 Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope and ran across the country for 143 days straight to help raise awareness for cancer research and funding. (TERRY FOX RUN FILE PHOTO)

Summerlanders urged to take part in Terry Fox Run

Goal of annual event is to cover at least 2,637 kilometres in September

On Sept. 1, 1980, Terry Fox had to cut his Marathon of Hope for cancer awareness short. Forty years later, on Sept. 1, 2020, Summerlanders will pick up the torch.

For the month of September, beginning on Sept. 1, those who walk, run, bike, roll or swim are asked to log their distances at any one of the sites below. A tally of the distances will be kept in the hope that Summerlanders can either help complete Terry’s Marathon of Hope with 2,637 kilometres or do the entire route at 8,000 kilometres.

READ ALSO: Summerland Terry Fox Run organizers urge individual efforts

READ ALSO: 40th annual Terry Fox runs to be held virtually this year due to COVID-19

Go to any of the following sites and log your distance.

Instagram @terryfoxsummerland

Facebook @terryfoxsummerland

Twitter @terryfox_summer

Or email your distances to terryfoxsummerland@gmail.com.

To register for this year’s virtual run, visit One Day Your Way at www.TerryFox.org.

To report a typo, email:
news@summerlandreview.com
.



news@summerlandreview.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Terry Fox Run

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Penticton Vees return to action with 7-0 win over Salmon Arm

The Vees will get right back to it tomorrow night

Unofficial holidays: Here’s what people are celebrating for the week of Sept. 27 to Oct. 3

World Farm Animals Day, Drink Beer Day and Virus Appreciation Day are all coming up this week

United Way celebrates seven decades of impact in Southern Interior

Organization sees issues with poverty, mental health and addictions, heighten during the pandemic

Parks Canada not responsible for Mount Kobau blockade

Nearby residents have been vocal about plans to turn the area into a national park

B.C. records 98 more COVID-19 cases, most in Lower Mainland

One new senior home outbreak, Surrey Memorial outbreak over

Public input sharpens vision of Oyama Ithmus Park

Proposed project to shape the long-term future of waterfront land in Lake Country

COVID-19 outbreak declared at Kelowna church service

Attendees of Calvary Chapel Kelowna’s Sept. 13 morning service may have been exposed

Kelowna man injured during arrest sues RCMP

Supreme Court civil claim alleges Dustin Blondin was the victim of an ‘unprovoked attack’

PHOTOS: Ghost sighting in Vernon’s Polson Park

Mom and daughter photoshoot brings joy and laughter to bystanders

PHOTOS: 2nd calf in a month confirmed among Southern Resident killer whale pod

Center for Whale Research said they will eagerly await to observe the calf to evaluate its health

97 distressed horses, cats and dogs seized from farm in Princeton

RCMP assisted as BC SPCA executed search warrant

$250K reward offered as investigation continues into Sea to Sky Gondola vandalism

Police also asking for specific footage of Sea to Sky highway around time of incident

Trudeau ‘disappointed’ by RCMP treatment of Sikh officers over mask issue

World Sikh Organization of Canada said taking Sikh officers off the front lines constitutes discrimination

Most Read