New sponsors giving boost to old favourite Terry Fox Run

As runners in the Cowichan Valley gear up for the Terry Fox Run this Sunday, a new sponsor has stepped up to handle the event in Duncan.

The Duncan Daybreak Rotary Club is setting up the event at the BC Forest Discovery Centre, with the assistance of the CeeVacs Running Club. The Dragon Divas dragon boat team will also be on hand to contribute a large donation to the Terry Fox Foundation.

"It’s quite a joint effort," said Rotary spokesperson Louise Borsato.

Kicking off this Sunday at 9 a.m., the Terry Fox Run, Borsato emphasized, is not a race, but a family-oriented participation event with courses of one, three and six

kilometres in length. Runners, walkers, cyclists, strollers and dogs on leashes are all welcome.

With the teachers strike possibly threatening Terry Fox Runs at local schools, organizers are inviting any school or business groups or sports teams to participate this Sunday.

"Such a wonderful tradition, we hope to keep the enthusiasm for participants of the annual Terry Fox Run," Borsato said.

In the Cowichan Lake area, the Terry Fox Run will take place at Saywell Park on South Shore Road this Sunday. Registration starts at 9 a.m., and runners or walkers can tackle any distance up to 10km, beginning at 10 a.m. The event is suitable for bikes, wheelchairs and strollers and dogs on leashes are also welcome.

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