Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)

Terry Fox ran an average of 42 km a day for 143 days during the Marathon of Hope. (terryfox.org)

The annual Terry Fox Run goes virtual in the Okanagan

On Sept. 19, Canadians across the country will run for Terry

The 2021 Terry Fox Run will look a little different this year in the Okanagan.

On Sept. 19, Canadians across the country will be uniting in spirit to carry the time-honoured tradition of running for Terry Fox.

However, due to COVID-19 restrictions, the annual run will take place virtually.

Instead of a large gathering and set course for the run, participants are asked to blaze their own trail with a small group of friends, family or even alone.

Whether it’s along your street, a trail you run every day or even in your backyard, this year’s Terry Fox Run is looking to be more inclusive than any year before it.

To date, over $850 million has been raised for the Terry Fox Foundation, a number that anyone can contribute to by visiting www.terryfox.org/ways-to-give.

For schools, the run will take place on Sept. 29 with students across Canada taking part.

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