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29th Bancroft Terry Fox Run taking place at new location

The Terry Fox Run in Bancroft will be running an in-person event this year

Ron Speck, chair of the Bancroft Terry Fox Run, says this event will take place on Sunday, September 18th. Registration begins at 8 AM and the event will go from 9 AM until noon.

Speck says normally the run started and finished at Millennium Park. However, this year the run will take place at the Bancroft Ridge Golf Course. Registration will take place right in the clubhouse.

Two routes have been outlined for this year. A three-kilometre run will follow Nicolas road, Bancroft Ridge Road and Preserve Road, which Speck adds is best for cycling and strollers. The eight-kilometre run will use the same route but will continue onto the Heritage trail and Y Road and cycle back again.

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Speck adds that if you don’t want to participate in the community run but still want to raise money, he says people can raise money on their own time by going to the Bancroft Terry Fox Run Website.

This year marks the 42nd Terry Fox Run, which started in the 1980s. This is the 29th year that Bancroft has had a community run, which has Raised over $325,000 since it started. Speck predicts that over $600,000 in the community when you combine the runs run by the local schools. He says while they may not be the biggest town, Bancroft continues to be in the top five generous participant communities.

Speck adds that this year’s slogan is “I’m not a quitter”, and he is hoping that people get behind the run and don’t quit this very special event. With one in two Canadians expected to be diagnosed with Cancer in their lifetime, Speck says it’s important to be part of the solution. He believes research is the key, and all the money raised by the Terry Fox Run goes to cancer research

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