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Terry Fox Foundation launches 43rd Annual Terry Fox Run

This year it will again be at the Rotary Pavilion and the run will be along North Bay’s beautiful waterfront
The Terry Fox run is on the horizon.

This year’s Terry Fox Run for cancer research is taking place on Sunday, September 17 and this year submit a #DearTerry message will be a part of Terry’s Marathon of Hope.

This year it will again be at the Rotary Pavilion and the run will be along North Bay’s beautiful waterfront as always. Registration will start at 8:30 a.m. with welcome remarks at 9 a.m. The course will be open until noon so you can run/walk at your own pace for either 5 KM or 10.

On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope. During this time and after Terry was forced to stop running, schools, offices, and communities across the country sent thousands of letters and drawings to express their admiration and support. Forty-three years later, the annual Terry Fox Run and the Terry Fox Foundation have introduced a moving initiative inspired by those heartfelt words written by so many Canadians – Dear Terry.

“Since the Marathon of Hope, it has been incredible to see how Terry has remained a source of inspiration for millions of Canadians and people around the world, many of whom have continued to send in messages sharing their own personal connection,” says Fred Fox, Terry’s older brother. “Every dollar raised by those that join or support the Terry Fox Run will help fund cancer research. It fills our family with joy to see how Terry’s legacy continues to inspire future generations to participate and help realize his dream of a world without cancer.”

To celebrate and share how Terry’s remarkable story continues to inspire people around the world, all Terry Foxers and supporters are invited to submit their #DearTerry messages for a chance to be featured in this year’s campaign, including on a custom-made commemorative #DearTerry poster designed by famed artist Mutant 101® that will be released on September 17, 2023.

To share your #DearTerry message:

Submit your #DearTerry messages or photo files online today at

Share on social using #DearTerry and tagging @terryfoxfoundation OR

Mail handwritten cards, drawings, paintings or letters to TFF office in British Columbia: 8960 University High Street, Suite 150 Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 4Y6

In his own #DearTerry message, beloved Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds said, “I’ve been taking part in the Terry Fox Run since second grade and can’t think of a more enduring and lovely legacy for one person.”

Invite your associates, colleagues, family, and friends to start a Team to honour a loved one, to engage and inspire your workplace, or to bring your friends together for a good cause. Everyone is welcome!