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Terry Fox Run more than a run

Guitar Doug, emergency services, Four Seasons part of fundraiser for cancer research

Organizers of this year’s Terry Fox Run on Sunday, Sept. 19 are pulling out all the stops this year with live music, prizes and friendly rivalries between fundraisers.

Guitar Doug will be donating his time to the event this year, playing a mini concert at the Riverside Campground at the end of the annual 10 km run. Linda Marshall and Steph-A-Roo will also be offering free face painting for kids.

Run participants will probably want to stick around anyway, with the Four Seasons Resort Whistler donating the food and hosting a raffle with prizes that include stays at their Vancouver, Maui and Miami resorts. All registered participants will receive one raffle ticket, and more will be available to the public before and during the event.

Adding a little entertainment to the run, the Whistler RCMP and Whistler Fire Services have once again challenged each other to a fundraising competition, and will run a shorter 5 km loop in full uniforms – a long way with heavy jackets, belts and rubber boots.

The Terry Fox Run is a fun, no pressure event, and participants are welcome to run or walk the course, which follows the Valley Trail from the Riverside Campground to the lookout on Emerald Lake and back again. Registration gets underway at 9 a.m. and the race starts at 10 a.m.

Additional raffle tickets are available by contacting Mary Vaughan at the Four Seasons Resort Whistler at 604-966-2645. A book of five is just $10. The Four Seasons has also donated volunteers to the effort to help out with registration, food and course marshals.

Pledge forms are available online at, or at Meadow Park Sports Centre, Riverside RV Resort, Home Hardware and Scotiabank Creekside. There is no pre-registration required and no registration fee – just show up on Sunday, fill out an entry form and make a donation to the Terry Fox Foundation for Cancer Research.