This year’s Terry Fox Run will mark the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. Run organizers are asking for comments and recollections from Summerlanders about the 1980 cross-Canada run.

This year’s Terry Fox Run will mark the 35th anniversary of the Marathon of Hope. Run organizers are asking for comments and recollections from Summerlanders about the 1980 cross-Canada run.

Fox’s Marathon of Hope remembered

This year’s Terry Fox Run will include a look back at the Marathon of Hope and its impact.

This year’s Terry Fox Run will include a look back at the Marathon of Hope and its impact.

The run will be held on Sunday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m.

Fox, who had lost one leg to cancer, began his cross-Canada run in 1980, to raise money and awareness for cancer research. Each day he ran the equivalent of a marathon.

The run was cut short near Thunder Bay, Ont. after his cancer spread.

The Terry Fox Run has been held annually since 1981.

Mike Cooke, who is organizing the run in Summerland together with his wife Heather, will ask well-known people in the community for brief comments about what they thought of the original Marathon of Hope.

As in past years, the Terry Fox Run will have a one-kilometre, three-kilometre and five-kilometre course.

Cooke said the one-kilometre route could be changed from its usual downtown course because of the Sunday farmers’ market, which will take place while the run is in progress.

Registration will begin at the Summerland Aquatic Centre at 10:15 a.m., with the run beginning at 11 a.m.

Last year around 190 people participated.

Those who have comments about the 1980 Marathon of Hope can send them to terryfoxrunsummerland@gmail.com.