The annual Terry Fox Run runs back to Fernie

Participants from the 2013 Terry Fox Run.  - Free Press archives
Participants from the 2013 Terry Fox Run.
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Every year, Canadians across the country run and raise funds for cancer research in honour of the legendary Canadian hero Terry Fox, whose cross-Canada run inspired the nation.

This year, the run will return to Fernie on Sunday, September 14 at the Fernie Aquatic Centre. Participants can run three different routes, with 1km, 5 km or 10 km options available.

“I am hopeful we can continue to increase awareness and renew excitement for this Canadian Iconic run,” said event organizer Jennifer Parker.

Registration is at 10:30 a.m. on run day. At 11 a.m., participants will begin their respective routes. Donations can be made that day and pledges can be made online at


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