Virtual Terry Fox Run planned in Drayton

DRAYTON – This year has been full of changes, and  the Drayton Terry Fox Run is no exception.

So organizers are urging supporters to join in the 2020 virtual run.

The event, titled “One Day. Your Way,” will be held on Sept. 20.

“We will unite in spirit, rather than in person, as we ride, run, or walk, at the location of your choice, to raise money for an important cause,” organizers state in a July 27 press release.

“This is a momentous year for the Terry Fox Run. Not only is it the 40th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope, we as a town must celebrate the accomplishment of raising over $500,000 at our Drayton site to date.”

Organizers added, “Our small community has made a huge impact, supporting the advances that have been, and continue to be made by The Terry Fox Research Institute.”

Officials thanked sponsors and participants from previous years who helped make the fundraising possible.

“Our runs would not have been the success that they were without each and every one of you,” they stated.

“Unfortunately cancer is still very prevalent in our world, and we do not yet have a cure, so we must continue the fight, whether individually, or as a team.”

Organizers are urging supporters to register online  at  and select Drayton as their run location.

Anyone with questions, concerns, or who needs  assistance registering or making a donation to Drayton’s run, is asked to email, or call/text Melissa at 519-500-4542.

Terry Fox T-shirts are also available for purchase at the same email.

“We look forward to sharing our run photos and seeing what the Drayton Terry Fox Run looks like for you this year, COVID style,” organizers state.

Participants are asked to visit the Drayton Terry Fox Run Facebook page and share their photos.

Organizers thanked their  corporate sponsors: Advance Construction Equipment, A la Mode, Brown’s Insurance, Dave Scholten Flooring, Gleeson Electric, Gleeson Investments, Kinsmen Club of Drayton, Mapleshade Poultry, Paul Franklin Contracting, Pit King, Wellington Construction, and Moorefield Excavating.