Grizzwald leads the way for dozens of participants in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday

Prince Rupert Terry Fox run tops $21,000

Rupertites gave the North Coast city a final tally of $21,474.50 raised for the 2015 Terry Fox Marathon of Hope.

There was a certain legendary figurehead missing in action from the 2015 Terry Fox Marathon of Hope in Prince Rupert, but the generosity and kind spirit of Rupertites was in plain sight as always.

Jim Terrion, a former Prince Rupert resident and a fundraiser for the Terry Fox Foundation for 35 years, was in Chilliwack last Sunday, taking part in the Terry Fox run down south, having taken up an invitation from Fox’s family to join them, but for 12 days in Prince Rupert this year, Terrion managed to raise $18,805 for the Prince Rupert run.

That total, plus the over $5,000 he raised in his current city of residency, Prince George, has given him a 35-year total of $636,017 that he’s raised in the name of cancer research.

Rupertites themselves added to that total to give the North Coast city a final tally of $21,474.50 raised for the 2015 Terry Fox Marathon of Hope.

“It’s been going excellent,” said organizer Sarah Wright on Sunday, the day of the run.

“We’re really happy that it’s sunny and we’ve had tons of registrants showing up and it’s going well. We have a food truck here today, which is new, and that’s all thanks to [Northern Savings branch manager] Stefan [Delloch].”

Delloch added that though the run is set up to be five km or 10 km, each participant can run whatever length they’re comfortable with.

“It’s really tailored to whatever participants want. We’ve mapped out a five km and 10 km route, but if people want to walk up the street and turn around they’re more than welcome to. It’s really about participating and being here and raising money for cancer research, so we’re just happy to see the turnout and get some sunshine,” said Delloch.

Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain was also on hand to accept Terrace Mayor Carol Leclerc’s Northwest B.C. challenge for each city or town to raise the most funds, and at least $1 per resident. Mayor Brain himself registered and ran in the marathon.

This year, 106 participants took part, with 16 volunteers pitching in, which beats last year’s totals of 66 participants and 14 volunteers.


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