In 1980 Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope and ran across the country for 143 days straight to help raise awareness for cancer research and funding. (TERRY FOX RUN FILE PHOTO)

Summerlanders urged to take part in Terry Fox Run

Goal of annual event is to cover at least 2,637 kilometres in September

On Sept. 1, 1980, Terry Fox had to cut his Marathon of Hope for cancer awareness short. Forty years later, on Sept. 1, 2020, Summerlanders will pick up the torch.

For the month of September, beginning on Sept. 1, those who walk, run, bike, roll or swim are asked to log their distances at any one of the sites below. A tally of the distances will be kept in the hope that Summerlanders can either help complete Terry’s Marathon of Hope with 2,637 kilometres or do the entire route at 8,000 kilometres.

READ ALSO: Summerland Terry Fox Run organizers urge individual efforts

READ ALSO: 40th annual Terry Fox runs to be held virtually this year due to COVID-19

Go to any of the following sites and log your distance.

Instagram @terryfoxsummerland

Facebook @terryfoxsummerland

Twitter @terryfox_summer

Or email your distances to terryfoxsummerland@gmail.com.

To register for this year’s virtual run, visit One Day Your Way at www.TerryFox.org.

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