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TFRI News | August 17, 2020

Terry Fox Run 2020: Important information for researchers

For the first time ever, the 2020 Terry Fox Run will be held virtually. This year’s theme, One Day, Your Way! encourages participants to be creative with their run, coming together in spirit to honour Terry’s Marathon of Hope and raise money for cancer research.

Although this year’s run will be a new experience, we are still extremely excited to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Terry’s Marathon of Hope with our research community!

The Run

Terry once said, “Anything is possible if you try.” He was an innovator, attempting to run across Canada on one leg on a humanitarian mission we had never seen before. Today, 40 years later, we will have to innovate as well!

Take a stroll through your neighbourhood, backyard, down the street or walk around the block. 

  • When: Sunday September 20
  • What: Walk, Ride, Run and help us raise money for cancer research!
  • Where: Wherever you are! Around your neighbourhood, backyard, down the street or around the block.
  • How to participate: Registration remains unchanged. Click here to register, create a custom page and start fundraising today!

Terry Fox Run Challenge

Our annual Terry Fox Run Challenge for researchers is still on! So far, 24 research teams have registered to participate in the run and thousands of dollars have been fundraised.

Last year, a record-breaking 33 teams participated in the challenge, raising over $90,500 for cancer research. We hope the 2020 Terry Fox Run Challenge will repeat or exceed the tremendous results from last year!


This year, The Terry Fox Foundation and the TFRI are asking Canadians to #TryLikeTerry. Challenge yourself to do something new—and follow through with it!

Our TRY will be to get a picture of as many researchers as possible wearing their purple t-shirta. Due to social distancing, we will do this via Zoom at some point before the run. Stay tuned for more details!

We want to show the world how committed our research community is to Terry’s cause!

Terry Fox Foundation App

The Terry Fox Foundation is proud to announce the launch of the new Terry Fox Foundation App, powered by MoveSpring. The fitness app will allow supporters to fundraise, compete in step challenges, and ultimately participate in the 2020 Terry Fox Run. One Day. Your Way. on September 20th.

The App will include two warm up challenges, Try Like Terry and Train With Terry, to introduce supporters to the technology and allow them to train and prepare for the Terry Fox Trek, Ride of Hope, and Run.

Get more information about the App and join today on our website: Terry Fox App

Researchers may register their own teams at We'd also like to invite anyone to join or donate to the TFRI Headquarters team captained by Dr. Victor Ling and Marlene Manson.