The Terry Fox Run returns to Gyro Park Sunday with a warm up

The Terry Fox Run returns to Gyro Park Sunday with a warm up

Trail keeps Marathon of Hope alive and well

Runners, walkers, strollers, and hikers will descend on Gyro Park on Sunday for the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run.

Runners, walkers, strollers, and hikers will descend on Gyro Park on Sunday for the 33rd annual Terry Fox Run.

The non-competitive event honours Terry Fox and keeps his Marathon of Hope alive.  Last year saw over 250 Greater Trail residents participate and raise over $10,000 for the cause.

The day kicks off with the Kiwanis making an amazing pancake breakfast at 8:30 a.m. at the Gyro concession stand, with registration going from 9 a.m. to noon to accommodate late participants.

At 9:30 a.m. the Kootenay Boundary Regional Fire Rescue will look to take back the tug-o-war title from Trail Local  941 and Teck Emergency Services, while the kids will go toe-to-toe on the tug-o-war rope with the Trail Smoke Eaters.

Warm-ups begin at 9:45 followed by TrailWarfield Citizen of the Year, Don Nutini firing off the starter pistol at the Run’s mass start at 10 a.m.

As always, participation in the event is by donation.

Participants are asked to remember Terry’s wish – if you’ve given a dollar, you’re part of the Marathon Of Hope.

Participants can walk, run, bike, roller blade, etc. for two, five, or 10 kilometres.