Family runs were popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year the whole community can participate together. Photo Barb Gagnon

Family runs were popular during the COVID-19 pandemic, but this year the whole community can participate together. Photo Barb Gagnon

A non-Covid Terry Fox takes off September 18 in Princeton

Fundraising has been down for two years, and organizers hope for a successful comeback

After two years of COVID-19 requiring virtual and individual efforts, the Terry Fox Run will be held in Princeton Sunday Sept. 18.

“This will be the first one, back to normal,” said Stella Holliday, who is organizing the event.

The pandemic seriously impacted the money local residents were able to raise.

In 2019 Princeton raised approximately $7,000 between the run and golf tournament. However only about $1,500 was raised in each of the last two years.

As in the past, the run starts at Veterans Square. Participants are invited to run, walk, skate, bike, or ride a horse.

Registration is at 9 a.m. and the event begins at 10 a.m. Registrations can also be made at www.terryfox.org

The route is the same as past years, across Highway 3, along the KVR trail to the tunnel and back to River Road, with people being invited to complete as many laps as they please.

Holliday said Princeton Posse players, as well as players from the Coquitlam Express who will be town for a game, will join the run.

Terry Fox t-shirts will be for sale at $25 each.

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