Upwards of 20 Suwilaawks Wolverines pounded the pavement at the 34th annual Terry Fox Run put on by the city Sept. 14. They were part of the record number of participants

Terry Fox runners raise record amount of money

Runner and walkers numbered 112 and the amount of money raised came to $2,561.10.

The 34th annual Terry Fox Run put on by the city saw a record number of participants and a record amount of money raised on one of the nicest weather days for the event.

Runner and walkers numbered 112 and the amount of money raised came to $2,561.10.

That total is especially high this year thanks to Roxanne Woods and family, who raised $904.10, handing in seven pledge sheets, which gives them the distinction of being the family to raise the highest amount of money by a family, said organizer Kim MacDougall.

“She bested what we raised last year in total, pretty much doubled it,” said MacDougall.

Many years about 40 people do the run, and one year the number was down to 15 with bad weather, she added.

During the Hockeyville year, 2009, 70 participants coming out was amazing, said MacDougall.

Part of the higher number of people was likely due to school bring out so families could take part in the event together, whereas usually the schools do their runs before the community event, she said.

“The weather was almost too hot for the 10km people to run,” said MacDougall, adding that there is no shade for those runners and saying it was the first time that she ran out of water.

Local participant, Vi Timmerman, who has taken part in every Terry Fox Run since it began was back again. and received a special red shirt for those who have done the event all 34 times, said MacDougall.

“It was a busy, busy day,” said MacDougall.