Fernie’s annual Terry Fox run and fundraiser will be a little different this year. Taking place on September 9 at the Aquatic Centre, this year’s event will feature the traditional run, as well as activities available for all community members to enjoy.
Event organiser, Jennifer Parker, explained that participation and money raised in the area has been fairly quiet over the last few years. She’s hoping the new and improved format will encourage more people to come out. “We’re trying to hype it up more for people to come for the morning and just hang around at the Aquatic Centre grounds,” said Parker. “A lot of people don’t necessarily want to walk or run it, but I’m trying to make the whole event more kid and family friendly.”
The festivities will include a barbeque, bouncy castle, face painting, and a DJ. The run/walk will get started at 9 a.m. at the Aquatic Centre and the route will take participants down Cokato Road with turnaround points at the 2.5 and 5 km marks. There is no minimum donation required and anyone interested in running can register online at www.terryfox.org, or simply show up on the day of the run.