Sunday, September 15, 2019 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park
333 Becott Place, Prince George, BC
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Prince George has a special connection to Terry Fox as he chose to race in the Prince George to Boston Marathon (now the Labour Day Classic) as a testing ground. The 21-year-old from Port Coquitlam, along with his brother Darrell and good friend Doug Alward and another good friend, a fellow named Rick Hansen, successfully completed the September race. Fox's success in Prince George gave him the confidence of pursuing his dream of running across Canada to raise money for cancer research and awareness. Nine months later he began his Marathon of Hope on April 12, 1980 when he dipped his leg into the Atlantic Ocean in St. John's, Nfld. But, after 143 days and 5,373 kilometres, he was forced to stop his run on Sept. 1, 1980 in Thunder Bay when his primary cancer had spread to his lungs. He passed away on June 28, 1981, just one month shy of his 23rd birthday.
Run, walk, or wheel the 5km route from Lheidli T'enneh Memorial Park to Cottonwood Island and continue to help support a wonderful cause and on-going efforts to find a cure for cancer. Registration begins at 9:00am and the course officially opens from 10:00am-12:00pm. The starting location is at The Exploration Place.