42nd Annual Terry Fox Hometown Run Returns In-Person at Hyde Creek
For the first time since 2019 the 42nd annual Terry Fox Hometown Run is back at Hyde Creek Recreation Centre on Sun. Sept. 18 at 10 a.m. (registration begins at 8 a.m.)
The event will once again be held in-person, uniting neighbourhoods and communities across Canada as they participate in the 2022 Terry Fox Hometown Run.
People are encouraged to run, walk, skateboard, ride a bike, rollerblade or just about anything they choose during the event on this wheelchair-accessible route. Everyone is welcome to participate in this classic Canadian tradition and there are no barriers to join and fundraise. Play a part and cheer on participants as they pass through the community. The idea is to have FUN while raising funds for cancer research.
This year there is an update to the route for the 10km distances. The updated route will take participants past the Terry Fox statue at Terry Fox Secondary School and through the Terry Fox Hometown Square at the Port Coquitlam Community Centre. Last fall, the City unveiled a map of Fox’s epic 1980 journey and key milestones are embedded in the lower plaza surface at Terry Fox Hometown Square where participants will pass through as they loop back to the finish line Hyde Creek Recreation Centre.
Route and registration information is available at portcoquitlam.ca/terryfox. The routes will be marked and there will be traffic control at the major intersections. Participants are asked to keep to the right at all times and to watch for oncoming traffic.
Traffic Information and Road Closures
Hyde Creek Recreation Centre will remain open during this event however access to the parking lot will be closed between 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Participants should consider using other forms of transportation to get to Hyde Creek Recreation Centre for the run – Parking is limited and Laurier Ave is closed to traffic.
The following extra traffic control measures will be put into place by volunteers and the RCMP to ensure the safety of participants:
Temporary Road Closure from 6:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
- 1300 Laurier from Hyde Creek Recreation Centre to Coast Meridian Road
Temporary Road Closures from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
- Both southbound lanes of 2500 – 3500 block of Coast Meridian Road. Detour southbound traffic on Coast Meridian Rd. at Patricia Ave. to Oxford Ave.
- Full closure of Coast Meridian Overpass. Detour east/west onto Lougheed Hwy.
- Full closure of 1700-2100 block Kingsway Ave. from Kelly Ave. to Broadway Ave.
No parking on both sides of Kingsway Ave., from Wilson Ave. to Broadway Ave. and 1300 block Laurier Ave.
Residents are encouraged to avoid driving in the above noted area Sunday morning. Please also remove any vehicles parked in these areas before 8 a.m. to allow run volunteers to set up.
Questions or concerns about the traffic measures please contact – Erica McKeddie, Event Coordinator & Community Liaison, at 604-927-7935 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Questions about the run or would like to get involved or volunteer please contact – Dave Teixeira, Terry Fox Hometown Run Coordinator, at 604-418-9177 or email email@example.com.
About The Terry Fox Foundation
The Terry Fox Foundation honours the vision and spirit of an iconic Canadian while raising critical funds for cancer research. As a leading national charitable organization, the Terry Fox Foundation plays a vital role in building community, engaging more than 20,000 passionate volunteers and 3.3 million students in nearly 10,000 annual fundraising events across the country.
People around the world of all ages, backgrounds, and abilities have been inspired by Terry’s enduring legacy. Through the generous support of our donors, partners, and volunteers, The Terry Fox Foundation has raised more than $850 million and funded 1,300 innovative cancer research projects, bringing hope and health to millions of Canadians. Visit terryfox.org for more information and to learn how you can help take Terry’s Marathon of Hope across the finish line.
Manager of Communications & Administrative Services
City of Port Coquitlam