Meaghan Hadden of Brookswood K9 design poses with Madison (left) and Rico. She will be providing by-donation grooming for canine participants in the Sept. 15 Terry Fox Run, which has the theme of ‘Everyone and their dog.’ All donations will go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

Meaghan Hadden of Brookswood K9 design poses with Madison (left) and Rico. She will be providing by-donation grooming for canine participants in the Sept. 15 Terry Fox Run, which has the theme of ‘Everyone and their dog.’ All donations will go to the Terry Fox Foundation.

33rd annual City of Langley Terry Fox Run is a pet project

'Everyone and their dog' invited to participate in long-running charity event on Sept. 15

Everyone and their dog is invited to participate in this year’s Terry Fox Run in the City of Langley.

“Many community events discourage people bringing their dogs, but not us,” said Run chair Lilianne Fuller.

“We want to invite people to come out, support the event and bring along their best friend.

“We just ask that the dogs be leashed and that owners pick up after their pets. Plastic bags will be provided by the City of Langley,” she said.

To encourage participation, there will be an added incentive. For a small donation the management and staff at Brookswood K9 Design dog groomers will be on hand providing ‘puppy pedicures’.

The 33rd annual Terry Fox Run takes place on Sunday, Sept. 15. The Langley City run will start at the Spirit Square in Douglas Park.

This year’s event will have the same scenic 1K, 5K and 10K routes, so everyone at any fitness level can take part. Participants are invited to run, walk, ride or scoot. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run begins at 10 a.m.

The Lounge Brothers will be back in the park to entertain participants.

In addition, there will be more entertainment along the route, including Dave the Musician, Michelle Drumfoot and others.

There will be a concession stand onsite, offering hot dogs and hamburgers grilled by the Langley City firefighters.

Peak H20 will be on hand with water and, because this is a festive event, the organizers have invited face painters and clowns.

The annual Terry Fox Run has raised more than $800 million for cancer research since 1980 and organizers note that 84 cents of each dollar raised goes to cancer research.

“Join us on Sunday, Sept. 15 to honour a great Canadian hero, get some exercise and raise some money to combat this horrible disease,” added Fuller.

For more information or to get involved, call 604-533-0638.