Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund kicks off the 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run Sunday morning at Marshall Field.

Vernon Mayor Akbal Mund kicks off the 35th anniversary of the Terry Fox Run Sunday morning at Marshall Field.

Hundreds run for Terry Fox

The 35th annual Terry Fox Run in Vernon Sunday attracted 362 participants and more than $13,000 was raised.



North Okanagan residents hit the road in the fight against cancer.

The 35th annual Terry Fox Run in Vernon Sunday attracted 362 participants and more than $13,000 was raised.

“We are so excited,” said Courtney Penrose, event organizer with Tanya Davoren, adding that there were a number of reasons why people laced up their shoes and got involved.

“Most people know someone who has had cancer and of course Terry Fox is a national icon.”

While the Terry Fox Run has been a fixture in Vernon for decades, there was a new venue this year.

It started at Marshall Field, and the route included Okanagan Landing to Kin Beach and then Lakeshore Road.

“We only heard good things about the course,” said Penrose.

“Everyone said it was really well marked. There were lots of rollerbladers, walkers, cyclists and strollers.”

Behind the scenes, 79 volunteers rolled up their sleeves and made sure the event was a success.

“It would be impossible to do this without the volunteers and the community,” said Penrose.