Efforts to outrun cancer will take to the starting line Sunday in Coldstream.
The 32nd annual Terry Fox Run gets underway at 11 a.m., with registration starting at 9 a.m., at Coldstream Elementary.
The family-friendly, and dog-friendly, event requires no registration fee but donations are encouraged to hopefully reach a goal of raising $10,000 locally.
“Last year we had 397 participants so I’d love to see around 400 this year,” said Diana Williamson, run co-organizer.
The event features face painting from Silver Star royalty, a bounce and play and silent auction.
People are encouraged to check out the Terry Wall to reminisce and learn what trials and tribulations Terry undertook on his run.
“Terry Fox created a national legacy and now it is up to us to keep it alive and find a cure for cancer,” said Williamson. “With everyone’s continued support and determination we all can ‘work together to outrun cancer.’”
As well as a warm-up from Consie Severson, there will also be local dignitaries, firemen and the Vernon Vipers.
“They’re going to be cheering people on as they come in and manning the water stations,” said Williamson. “We have dog water stations as well.”
Participants can walk, run, stroll, wheel or ride the five or 10-kilometre course. Those who wish to complete the 10-kilometre route, will repeat the five km loop down Kalamalka Road, up McClounie to Coldstream Creek Road and back to Kalamalka down to the school.
“We have a lot of families that come out,” said Williamson, adding that many children also participate in the separate run through their schools.
For more information visit www.terryfox.com, or come by Coldstream Elementary Sunday to help outrun cancer.