Courtesy Terry Fox Foundation

Courtesy Terry Fox Foundation

Kimberley’s Terry Fox Run this Sunday

Annual Terry Fox run leaves Centennial Hall at noon Sunday

The weather forecast promises that we will be under blue September skies by Sunday, September 14, which means great conditions to walk, run or bike the Terry Fox Run in Kimberley.

As always, the Terry Fox Run begins at Centennial Hall. You can register beginning at 11 a.m. and the run begins at noon. Kimberley’s Terry Fox Run is once again being organized by Karen Vold Oakley, assisted by the entire Vold Oakley family.

You are invited to choose from three course distances, one, five or ten kilometres on a route from Centennial Hall to the skate park and back (or any portion of that route).

“One of the greatest joys of organizing the Terry Fox run happens after all the participants have finished,” Vold Oakley said. “Community organizers are asked to call into race headquarters in Vancouver. When we make the call we are put on speaker phone and our name and community is announced to the room full of volunteers. We then announce our total and the room erupts with cheers and clapping for Kimberley. Always an emotional moment. Last year I had just finished the call and was about to hang up when I was asked to hold on someone wanted to talk to me.

“Hello, Karen” a man came on the line “It’s Rolly Fox (Terry’s father), I just wanted to thank-you for organizing the Kimberley run every year. It’s communities like yours that keep Terry’s Marathon of Hope alive.”

“Rolly” I answered “It’s an honor, your son is my hero.”


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