It’s the fundraising event that many people look forward to every year and it’s happening this weekend.

It will be the 38th year that the Terry Fox Run has been held and the 24th time it’s being done in Bancroft. Ron Speck, the Chair of the Bancroft Terry Fox Run, says over $275,000 has been raised by Bancroft for the run and $750 million has been raised throughout Canada. “We don’t have a lot of participants, but we have a very generous population of folks that support and pledge and get behind it,” Speck says. Speck says Bancroft runners usually raise $200 per person.

This year, Speck says, the fundraising focus on pancreatic cancer and children’s cancer.

Speck says there will be multiple new initiatives this year. One of those is their attempt to “Green Up” the run. If you bring your own reusable water bottle and you’ll get a free Terry Fox Run t-shirt. Water will also be available on-site to fill your bottles up.

There will be 5 and 10 kilometre runs. They both start at Millenium Park and follow the Heritage Trail and go up to the Golf Course. The 5 KM route ends there, but the 10 KM route continues down to Y Road. After that, they turn back and return to the Park.

The Terry Fox Run is this Sunday. It starts at 8 AM with registration, the run starts at 9 and ends at Noon. Speck says you’re free to walk, run or bike. What’s most important, Speck says, is the fundraising.