Hundreds Lace Up for Prince George Terry Fox Run
Prince George, B.C. – Rain hasn’t deterred Northerners from doing their part to keep the legacy of Terry Fox alive and well in Prince George this morning.
Today is a special race as it marks the 35 year anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope.
It is also the 30th time the run has been held in Prince George. Last year’s run raised just over $16,000, an amount lead organizer Scott McWalter is optimistic will more than double ($35,000) this year.
“I do believe it is attainable because we had a tremendous force of students that went out into the community yesterday and I believe the numbers raised were substantial.”
Fox began his Marathon of Hope back in April 1980 (in St. John’s Newfoundland) and ran a marathon a day for 143 days before a recurrence of his cancer forced him to halt his run in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
He finally succumbed to the disease on June 28, 1981.