Terry Fox runs set for Sept. 15

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PICTOU – Terry Fox runs have been scheduled for Pictou and two other Pictou County communities.

The runs are scheduled for September 15 in Pictou, as well as in Stellarton and Bridgeville.

Registration in Pictou is at 1:30 p.m., while the event will start at 2 p.m. at the Hector Quay Marina on Caladh Avenue.

Route distance along the Jitney Trail is 2.5 kilometres out and back for a total of five kilometres with the options being to run, walk or ride a bicycle.

“This will be the 39th year that Pictou has hosted the Terry Fox Run,” noted Michelle Young, the town’s co-ordinator for parks and recreation. “Terry’s spirit, determination and endurance shines through our community annually as there are several volunteers and runners who have participated from the very first run. This cause has impacted so many people in our community and is an opportunity to support this worthy cause.”

The Stellarton run will begin at 2 p.m. at Medical Hall Pharmasave and the Bridgeville Community Centre will be the start and finish from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Local schools are also hosting their own events on Sept. 26.