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Nov. 12, 2019 | Tuesday
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Terry Fox Run this weekend
Terry Fox, in a portrait by photographer John O'Callaghan, when the Marathon of Hope passed through the Toronto area. (John O'Callaghan photo)

The annual Terry Fox Run takes place this Sunday, Sept. 15. The run takes participants through a five-kilometre stretch starting at Simcoe Park, travelling up King Street to John Street, then following Ricardo Street to King, and back to Simcoe Park. A video outlining the route can be found on the town’s website at notl.org.

Participants can walk, run, bike or rollerblade, and are asked to donate whatever they can. Donations of $20 or more will be issued a tax-receipt. Organizer Joan King said all she asks for is $1 a person.

“That was Terry’s vision, wasn’t it? Just one dollar from each person in Canada. Terry only wanted one dollar, we have a population of about 15,000 and I think we got to $10,000 (in 2007). Now we’re at $113,000,” she said.

Registration is at 9 a.m., and the run kicks off at 10 a.m., with a barbecue to follow.

Last year, King said $113,538.43 was raised through the community run with 250 participants, and another $3,865.05 was raised through school events.

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