The 39th annual Terry Fox Run is taking place Sept. 15 and Thompson organizer Kathy Pitre said she’s signed up a group of 15-20 volunteers to make sure this year’s local festivities run smoothly.
This crop of volunteers is more than double the amount of people that pitched in during last year’s run, thanks in part to an influx of participation from R.D. Parker Collegiate students.
“Finding volunteers was the hardest part because we have to add new people,” said Pitre. “So we have a lot of new volunteers this year.”
Pitre is organizing the Thompson Terry Fox Run alongside fellow resident Samantha Leahy for the first time, and recently told the Thompson Citizen that putting together this year’s event has had its fair share of challenges.
While the pair still have a lot to do before Sunday, Pitre is excited about this year’s run and is confident they can meet or exceed the $1,155 that was raised last fall to support cancer research.
The run is set to begin at 1 p.m. on Sunday just outside the Thompson Regional Community Centre (registration begins at 12p.m.).
After completing the full four-kilometre route, or the shorter two-kilometre family walk, participants will be treated to a barbecue and other activities.
For more information on this year’s event, including how to purchase the official t-shirt, please contact Pitre at 204-939-1650 or visit the “Thompson Terry Fox Run” Facebook page.