NEWS: On your marks, get set, go! Cancer research run on course to the capital

It’s time to limber up and get on the track as the annual Terry Fox Run is returning to the capital to raise awareness and funds.


Taking place on 9th December the event will be raising funds for local cancer research organisations and commemorates the impact Terry Fox has left on the fight against cancer.

The Terry Fox run originated in 1981 and pays homage to the Canadian cancer research advocate and athlete, who died aged just 22.

In the capital 2,000 people took part last year, including 17 schools, racing down the Corniche on the 8.5km track.

Judith Fox, international director of the Terry Fox Foundation, said: “Abu Dhabi has the largest number of participants in one location around the world and I am filled with pride and gratitude that my brother’s legacy continues in countries far removed from our own.

“With every Terry Fox Run, more funds are raised for cancer research and we come closer to eradicating a disease that touches the whole global community.”

The event is free of charge but participants need to register at to take part.

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