The Terry Fox Run is a fundraising event for cancer research. In the City of Vancouver it takes place at Stanley Park on September 19th in 2021.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Terry Fox Run is virtual in 2021, and takes place on September 19th. Participants can raise funds by running wherever they desire.
To register for the Stanley Park virtual event and to access the Terry Fox App, click here.
Terry Fox Stanley Park Run
The Terry Fox Run is an annual Canada-wide event that is held on the second Sunday after Labour Day in September. Runs take place on the same day in communities all across Canada to help raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Close to two dozen happen in the Vancouver region alone! Check out Vancouver Terry Fox Runs to find one near you.
In normal years, the event in Vancouver takes place at Ceperley Field in Stanley Park near the outdoor swimming pool at Second Beach. Registration typically starts at 8:00 am and the run begins at either 10:00 or 10:15 am (depending on which route and distance you choose). Everything wraps up by noon.
There are usually two routes to choose from: a 3 km and a 10 km run. The 3 km route loops around Lost Lake. The 10 km route, meanwhile, is slightly more challenging and follows the seawall around the perimeter of Stanley Park. Both routes are suitable for bikes, wheelchairs, rollerblades, strollers and dogs on leashes.
Prior to the run there is typically a warm-up led by New Balance Vancouver. Also provided is a light breakfast from the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver. There are also activities for kids on-site.
There is no registration fee for the event, but as it is a fundraiser participants are expected to make donations and/or get pledges from their friends and families. All funds raised go directly to the Terry Fox Foundation to support the fight against cancer. Last year the event made over $130,000!
To learn about similar fundraising events on the same day see our main article about Terry Fox Runs.
To find a run in your community, or to learn more about the charitable beneficiary of the event, visit the Terry Fox Foundation website.
For ideas on other things to do in the area see our article about Stanley Park.
Other articles that might be of interest include the following:
- Vancouver’s September Calendar
- Free September Events
- Vancouver Autumn Activities
- What’s Happening This Weekend
- Vancouver’s Best Parks and Places in Nature
- Vancouver Running Races