Can you imagine running 143 marathons in 143 days, and on one leg? Terry Fox started the Marathon of Hope. His epic story provides two things vital in the fight against cancer: inspiration and funding.
The Marathon of Hope in Canada
Terry Fox was diagnosed with osteogenic sarcoma in his right leg when he was 19 years old. Terry Fox wanted to bring more attention to cancer and how it affects so many lives and families. He started his cross-country Marathon of Hope and ran across Canada for 143 days, almost completing a marathon every day.
Unfortunately, Terry’s cancer spread to his lungs, forcing him to stop running and resume chemotherapy. The twenty-two-year-old passed away on 28 June 1981. Three months later, the first Terry Fox Run took place and raised $3.5 million. Now, Terry Fox Runs raise funds for cancer research and awareness in over 40 countries. Until today, over $700 million have been raised.
The Terry Fox Run in Ras Al Khaimah
The first Terry Fox Run in Ras Al Khaimah toke place in 2010. The following seven annual runs have steadily grown in stature and have been very successful, thanks to many generous local supporters. The RAK Terry Fox Run Organizing Committee is pleased to announce that the 2018 run will be held on Friday, 23 February 2018 on the Al Qawasim Corniche in Ras Al Khaimah. The route will follow the Corniche including a 5km run and 3 km fun run and walk. The registration will open at 7.30am and the run will start at 9.00am.
RAK Terry Fox Run
Al Qawasim Corniche
Friday, 23 February2018
Registration opens at 7.30am
Run starts at 9.00am
The RAK Terry Fox Run is under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Member of the UAE Supreme Council and Ruler of RAK. All funds collected during the event will benefit the cancer research program of the UAE University Hospital in Al Ain.
For further information about the RAK Terry Fox Run, please contact the RAK TFR Organizing Committee. Please find a contact person and contact details below:
RAK TFR Organizing Committee