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Terry Fox Run

September 29, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT

Terry Fox Run raises awareness about the need for funds to support cancer research.

Event: Terry Fox School Run
Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time: 11 am
Location: Columbia College to False Creek Seawall via Cambie St. Bridge

Quick Facts

⌚The walk/run starts at 11 am, during your Block B class. Your teacher will bring your class.
🏫If you don’t have a class at the time, please meet in the Concourse at 11 am to join.
📍The route is 4.25 km, which takes ~30 minutes if you run and ~50 minutes if you walk.
👩‍🏫Classes are sitll in session after lunch. Aim to return by 11:50 am so you don’t miss your lunch break!
👟Wear comfortable shoes. We recommend you wear fitness clothes, especially if you are running.
🏃‍♀️We encourage everyone to run! It’s okay to stop and walk from time to time.
🚶‍♂️If you cannot run, you can walk the whole route.

Volunteer for the Run

We are looking for a few more volunteers to help with the run. You tasks may include…

  • Direct people along the route to ensure everyone goes the right way. We will provide signs!
  • Cheer on runners and walkers!
  • Lead the running group (must be a good runner)

Volunteer benefits includes volunteer hours and volunteer t-shirt. Please note that you will not be doing the run/walk if you are volunteering.

Please email Student Life Coordinator, Zerlinda if you are interested.


In 2019, Columbia College raised a total of $637.75 for cancer research!

This year, our goal is $400. As much as we would love to surpass our 2019 achievement, we recognize that the COVID-19 pandemic has brought about financial struggles for many people.

We will have a variety of fundraising activities throughout the Fall 2021 semester. There will be one each month in September, October and November. Proceeds will be sent to the Terry Fox Foundation in December.

Volunteers are wanted to help with these activities. It’s an opportunity to gain experience in event planning and fundraising!

Please email Student Life Coordinator, Zerlinda if you are interested.

Who is Terry Fox? What is the Terry Fox Run? What is the Marathon of Hope?

Terry Fox is a Canadian hero. He’s kind of like Nelson Mandela or David Suzuki. We are not celebrating him, we are continuing the cause he started. Just like those who started fighting for human rights or fighting to protect the environment, Terry Fox started fighting for a world without cancer.

Terry Fox was someone just like you. He was a student. He had been accepted into SFU. He was going to play basketball on the school team.

Terry was 18 years old when he was diagnosed with cancer. He lost his right leg.

After his personal experience in the cancer wards, Terry realized that more money was needed for cancer research. He thought just $1 per person could make a huge difference.

On April 12, he dipped his artificial leg into the Atlantic Ocean, turned around and started running. He would run a full marathon every single day, about 42km (26 miles). He called it the Marathon of Hope.

He wanted people to see him, ask why, learn about the need for cancer research and donate to the cause.

This set in motion the framework for the Terry Fox Run.

Columbia College’s school run will be one of over 9,000 runs across Canada!


September 29, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm PDT
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Columbia College
438 Terminal Ave.
Vancouver, BC V6A0C1 Canada
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Student Life
604-683-8360 ext. 820