Good turnout for Penticton, Summerland Terry Fox Runs

Abigail, 8, and Olivia, 9, both ran 2 km in the Penticton Terry Fox Run Sunday morning, Sept. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)Abigail, 8, and Olivia, 9, both ran 2 km in the Penticton Terry Fox Run Sunday morning, Sept. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Penticton Terry Fox organizer Kevin Harvey with his granddaughter Olivia who ran 2 km. Olivia is running for her uncle and for Terry on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)Penticton Terry Fox organizer Kevin Harvey with his granddaughter Olivia who ran 2 km. Olivia is running for her uncle and for Terry on Sunday, Sept. 19, 2021. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Three Summerland boys already to run wearing their Terry Fox T-shirts for the Summerland Terry Fox Run Sunday, Sept. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)Three Summerland boys already to run wearing their Terry Fox T-shirts for the Summerland Terry Fox Run Sunday, Sept. 19. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Siblings, 4 and 5, hand over a donation to the Summerland Terry Fox Run Sunday before running over 1 km. (Monique Tamminga Western News)Siblings, 4 and 5, hand over a donation to the Summerland Terry Fox Run Sunday before running over 1 km. (Monique Tamminga Western News)
Suzanne White taking in the Summerland Terry Fox Run route past apple orchards on Sunday, Sept. 19. White has volunteered for several Terry Fox Runs in the past. (Submitted)Suzanne White taking in the Summerland Terry Fox Run route past apple orchards on Sunday, Sept. 19. White has volunteered for several Terry Fox Runs in the past. (Submitted)
Ellen sporting a coveted Terry Fox mask has volunteered at the Summerland Terry Fox Run for over five years. (Monique Tamminga Western News)Ellen sporting a coveted Terry Fox mask has volunteered at the Summerland Terry Fox Run for over five years. (Monique Tamminga Western News)

The Terry Fox Run is going strong in both Penticton and Summerland this Sunday.

Penticton run organizer Kevin Harvey said registration has been really strong all morning with many taking in the scenic 1 km, 2 km, or 5 km walk, run or wheel through the rose garden and along the Channel Parkway.

Harvey’s granddaughter Olivia was helping out at the tent that was up beside the SS Sicamous paddlewheeler beside the rose garden and LocoLanding.

“I ran two kilometres for my uncle and for Terry,” said Olivia.

Harvey has been volunteering for five years. He’s been running in the Terry Fox Run since he moved to Canada in 1982 and got involved when Penticton was in need of volunteers to keep the important annual run going.

“I didn’t want to see it not happen so I offered to organize it,” said Harvey. “Terry Fox is Canada. He’s everything we want to be.”

“I get to meet wonderful people and registration has been really strong today. It’s been a great turnout,” he added.

Over in Summerland, at the Aquatic Centre parking lot, volunteers have been taking donations, selling T-shirts and registering people to run all day. They will be there until 1 p.m.

Volunteer Heather was pleased they could host something in person compared to last year.

“Registration is way better than we thought considering it is a COVID run,” said volunteer Ellen.

There is a 1 km, 3 km and 5 km routes in Summerland. The 3 km route is similar to the Giant’s Head Run.

If you couldn’t make it, there is still time to donate at terryfox.org.

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