Terry Fox Run


Terry Fox began his journey with the Marathon of Hope more than 35 years ago. The McMaster and Hamilton community continue to carry Terry’s hope and objective of finding a cure for cancer.

Cancer has become one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide, affecting millions of people each year. The Terry Fox Foundation strives to raise cancer awareness and support cancer research, while bringing hope to those diagnosed with this terrible illness. Over the past thirty years, McMaster students and Hamiltonians have been proudly supporting the Terry Fox Foundation in their mission to raise funds for cancer research by participating in an annual Terry Fox Run. Each year, students, faculty members, and residents of the local community sign up to wheel, walk or run a 5K or 10K course around the McMaster University campus to commemorate the heroic efforts of Terry Fox. In counting, we have raised over $486,000 for the Terry Fox Foundation, where 84 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to cancer research. We hope this sum will continue to grow in the years to come with your support and generosity.

This year, we hope to reach our goal of raising $10,000. With your continued support, our goal could become reality. This year the Terry Fox run will be held on BSB and JHE fields at McMaster University on Sunday, September 18th 2016 at noon. This event could not be made successful without participants like yourself so please join us in the run to find a cure.


Your McMaster Terry Fox Executive Team

Run For Terry is a new initiative by MSU Terry Fox to encourage McMaster students to begin training for the Terry Fox Run on September 18th! 

Whether you run 5km across campus or hike 10km in the Himalayas, every kilometre counts towards our 10,000km goal! Make sure to fill out this form to let us know the distance you covered, and if you'd like to be featured as our "Runner of the Week" on Facebook.

Contact Details

Samantha Jones
(905) 525-9140 Ext. 26575

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