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Published on : Wednesday, August 16, 2017
For the 37th consecutive year, Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts proudly continues its role as a founding sponsor of the annual Terry Fox Runs, which supports the legacy of Terry Fox worldwide, aiming to raise awareness as well as funds for cancer research. The enthusiastic team from Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver is thrilled to stage the yearly Terry Fox Run in Vancouver, which will see hundreds of like-minded runners take on the 10 km Stanley Park seawall route to pay tribute to a beloved Canadian hero.
At age 21, a determined Terry Fox launched the Marathon of Hope in the spring and summer of 1980, running 26 miles a day to raise awareness for the cancer that took his leg two years earlier. Terry’s determination inspired a nation to get behind the young athlete and 36 years later, Canada still runs for Terry Fox and his dream of defeating cancer. Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver invites locals and visitors alike to join in the race that has become an annual tradition for many.
Global News personality and long time supporter Jill Krop returns to emcee the event as athletes from 11 Training will lead the crowd through a warm-up, backed by the friendly faces and upbeat tunes care of KiSS Radio Hit Music and the new Sports Network AM650, who are generously donating their time and resources. Runners and their supporters, families and friends will be treated to a high-spirited morning that features the 10 km run, as well as a 3 km route geared toward bikes, wheelchairs, strollers, rollerblades and dogs on leash. Kids activities will be offered, along with a rib-sticking breakfast of pancakes, breakfast sandwiches, fruit and hot and cold beverages.