People across Shelburne County will be taking part in the annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 15.
by Kathy Johnson
Communities across Shelburne County are gearing up for the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 15.
The day gets underway with a 10 a.m. run start at the West Green Harbour Recreation Association Hall on West Green Harbour Road. A six km route has been mapped out for participants.
The South Side United Baptist Church will also be holding their annual walk on Sunday morning.
Also on Cape Sable Island, Clark’s Harbour is the host site for the Barrington/Clark’s Harbour run this year, which will start at 1 p.m. from Branch #148 of the Royal Canadian Legion. Routes will be announced at the start of the run. Registration will begin at 12 p.m.
Barrington Area Lions members will provide refreshments along the route for the participants.
In Shelburne, the Municipality of Shelburne is hosting a Terry Fox Run at the Shelburne Regional High School track, slated to begin at 1 p.m.
Also getting underway at 1 p.m. is the Woods Harbour run, which starts at the Upper Woods Harbour ball field and ends at the Evelyn Richardson Memorial Elementary School (ERMES) with a flag raising ceremony.
In support of the event, the Woods Harbour Community Centre will be holding a breakfast that morning from 7 to 11 a.m., with proceeds going to the Terry Fox Run.
The run will also be promoted throughout the week, with the local restaurant, Captain Wayne’s, serving up one of Terry’s favourite meals as a special as a way to encourage more people to participate, said organizer Leona May Devine.
Last year the Woods Harbour Run ranked sixth in the province, raising approximately $7,000 for cancer research. Woods Harbour resident Crandall Nickerson was the sixth top individual fundraiser in Nova Scotia.
Pledge sheets for the Terry Fox Run are available at various venues throughout the county.