The Terry Fox Run is a fundraising event for cancer research. In North Vancouver it’s organized by a local Rotary Club and takes place at Inter River Park.
In 2019 the event happens on Sunday, September 15th. The run/walk being at 10:00 am with both a 2 km route and a 5 km route. There is no entry fee but participants are asked to register. On-site registration begins at 9:00 am. You can also register in advance online.
Terry Fox Run at Inter River Park
Terry Fox Runs take place in mid-September in more than 9000 communities all across Canada. In the Lower Mainland alone there are over twenty runs and they all happen on the same day.
Click Vancouver Terry Fox Runs to see a list of other venues in the Lower Mainland.
The run in North Vancouver is held at Inter River Park which is close to Capilano University’s main campus and directly north of the Iron Workers’ Memorial Bridge. Registration begins at 9:00 am, the run starts at 10:00 am and by noon it’s all over and everyone has headed home.
Inter River Park’s address is 1301 Lillooet Road and the park itself runs along the side of Lynn Creek. There are trails that stretch from the north end of the park all the way to Park and Tilford Mall a couple of kilometres to the south. Some of the trails are paved but much of the ground is gravel. As a result, the route for the Terry Fox Run is suitable for bicycles, but not for most wheelchairs, strollers or rollerblading.
Hosted by the Rotary Club of North Vancouver, the Inter River Park event attracts a few hundred people each year. Participants can run, walk or ride their bikes. They can also choose between a 2 km or 5 km route (the latter of which is simply the shorter route run twice). Dogs on leash are also welcome.
The Terry Fox Run is a fundraising event where participants are encouraged to make a donation and/or get pledges from their friends. There is no registration fee and no minimum donation amount required. All contributions are appreciated and funds raised go to the Terry Fox Foundation and the fight against cancer.
The North Shore event has been hosted by the Rotary Club of North Vancouver for around 20 years. It has grown into a community-building fall tradition that is fun, good exercise and for a great cause!
NORTH VANCOUVER SHIPYARDS FESTIVAL IN 2019
The Shipyards Festival takes place in Lower Lonsdale on Saturday, September 28, between noon and 10 pm. It’s a free family-friendly event and the day’s entertainment includes concerts by The Boom Booms and The Harpoonist & The Axe Murderer (both of which are impressive local bands).
Click Shipyards Festival 2019 for details.
To learn more about the organizers of the event at Inter River Park see the Rotary Club of North Vancouver‘s website. As you’ll see it’s a service club made up of business people and professionals (both currently working and retired). They meet on Monday evenings at 7:00 pm at Klahanie Park Housing at 380 Klahanie Court.
To register for the event click Terry Fox Run North Vancouver.
For a list of other similar Lower Mainland events see our main article about Terry Fox Runs.
To learn more about the charitable cause that benefits from the money raised, or to find other runs, see the Terry Fox Foundation website.