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Richmond's Terry Fox Run goes virtual again

The 2021 event goes Sunday, Sept. 16 but participants can do their own run any time
Terry Fox
Terry Fox on June 28, 1980 in Ontario, one year to the day before he died.

Richmond’s annual Terry Fox Run will once again be a virtual event this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

The run – the 41st in total – officially takes place Sunday, Sept. 19 but, given the event is virtual, participants can do their own run/jog/walk any time they feel like it.

Last year, despite the event going virtual for the first time, Richmond organizers managed to raise more than $25,000.

“Terry had to stop his Marathon of Hope 41 years ago when his cancer returned,” said Fred Fox, Terry’s older brother.

“He asked Canadians to keep on fundraising for cancer research without him so that his dream of finding a cure would one day be realized—and that is exactly what we need to do now.”

Howard Jampolsky, organizer of Richmond’s Terry Fox Run, is calling on the community to step up once again, just like they’ve done every year.

“We invite our community to come together virtually once again this year to honour Terry's dream of a world free from cancer.”

This year, all proceeds will fund innovative cancer research, including a new project called the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network — a collaboration of Canada’s best cancer researchers to accelerate precision medicine by sharing knowledge and resources.

Visit to learn more, sponsor a participant, or register to fundraise.