Two Terry Fox runs this weekend in Cowichan

The event will be marshalled by the Ceevacs Running Club, and supported at the starting line by the Dragon Divas dragon boat team.

Two Terry Fox runs will be held in the Cowichan Valley on Sunday, Sept. 20.

In Duncan, where the hosts are the Duncan Daybreak Rotary, the event is again held at the BC Forest Discovery Centre at 2892 Drinkwater Rd.

There’s a pancake breakfast starting at 8 a.m. while registration is going on and then the runs/walks start at 10 a.m.

Participants of all ages are invited on routes of varying lengths, from the little Fox Trots of one-kilometre or three-kilometre mapped routes right at the Centre, with stamps and prizes along the way for the kids, to a six kilometre route with an extension to 10 kilometres for the avid runners.

Those participating may walk, wheel, ride or run!

The event will be marshalled by the Ceevacs Running Club, and supported at the starting line with the Arch of Oars by the Dragon Divas dragon boat team.

 

Organizers are promising a fun morning for the whole community and ask everyone to register early to make the morning go smoothly.

Registration with a donation can be completed online at www.TerryFox.org or at the registration table the morning of the run.

The event is suitable for bikes and wheelchairs/strollers; dogs on leashes are welcome, too.

If you missed the breakfast or prefer to eat afterwards, the kitchen is open until 11 a.m. So, mark your calendars; the entire day is over at 1 p.m.

Meanwhile, up the road in Lake Cowichan, the western communities’ Terry Fox Run starts from Saywell Park on South Shore Road.

Registration starts at 9 a.m with the run/walk beginning at 10 a.m.

There are runs/walks of five kilometres and 10 kilometres: or any distance up to 10 kilometres.

Again, folks with bikes, wheelchairs and strollers can also join in. And if you want to bring Fido, that’s great, too, as long as he’s on a leash.

 

This event is expected to be finished by noon.