Runner Gary Petitpas was the first one to cross the finish line at the 39th annual Terry Fox Run on Sept. 15. (Tyler Clarke/Photo)

City of Terrace holds 39th annual Terry Fox Run

Almost $2K was raised towards cancer research

The City of Terrace saw 52 participants in their 39th annual Terry Fox Run on Sept. 15, raising a total of $1,964.50 to donate towards cancer research.

“It’s a Canadian tradition, cancer has impacted so many people across the country and around the world so this is our way continuing Terry’s legacy,” says Tyler Clarke, program supervisor for the City of Terrace.

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From young runners to those who have been running 39 years straight, Clarke says it’s great to see so many people return for the cause and also introduce another generation to it.

“[I like that] the community gets involved and we’ve had community members take part every year so I think that’s fantastic,” he says. “We’re able to get the returning fundraising folks, as well as getting the next generation involved as well. We saw five and six-year-olds out there on their bikes running alongside their parents.”

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Gary Petitpas was the first runner to cross the finish line, but Clarke says it isn’t about getting the best timing for participants. For them, it’s about coming together and fighting against cancer.

“It’s definitely a chance to reflect on the people that we’ve lost, as well as those that are currently battling cancer,” he says. “It also gives hope that one day we will find a cure.”


 


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