Keeping a dream alive: Huntsville’s Terry Fox Run this Sunday


Even if I don’t finish, we need others to continue. It’s got to keep going without me.
Terry Fox, July 10, 1980

He was a young man with a dream but Terry Fox could never have predicted then just how far people would keep going in his honour. He had a goal to raise one dollar for every Canadian – $22 million then – and 38 years later the Terry Fox Foundation has raised well over $700 million to fund innovative cancer research.

It wouldn’t be as successful as it is without the efforts of local volunteer groups—more than 9000 world-wide—who host community and school Terry Fox Runs every year. The Huntsville run takes place on Sunday September 16, with all three run distances—1 km, 5km and 10km—starting and ending at the Huntsville High School parking lot.

Will you help keep Terry’s dream going this year? There’s still time to sign up to run, walk, bike or blade any of the distances. The route is stroller and wheelchair accessible. Dogs are welcome.

Registration opens at 8 a.m. and the run starts at 9 a.m. Questions? Email [email protected]

The Huntsville Terry Fox committee is still looking for some help on Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.  Help is needed with water stations and crowd management along the route. Please contact Sharon Stahls if interested at [email protected]

If you can’t be there, you can still support the run with a donation here.

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