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Tuesday, May 28, 2024
Terry Fox Run this weekend

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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