With just over a week left before the 21st Terry Fox Run is held in Abu Dhabi, families, sports enthusiasts, philanthropists and residents across the Emirates are invited to support cancer research together. Held on Friday 19th January 2018, the Terry Fox Run is the largest single-day fundraiser for cancer research where participants can walk, run, ride or roll 8.5km to help raise money in the fight against cancer and honour the legacy of Canadian Terry Fox.
Now entering its 21st edition, each year the annual Abu Dhabi race sees an outpouring of energy and caring from the community. Since its inaugural event in 1981, runs across the UAE have contributed significantly towards supporting local innovative cancer research, cumulatively raising AED 22 million to date, and become a must-attend event for those who want to make a difference, and have fun while doing so.
Besides the community support, running for charity causes is a great way to get in shape for any age and be part of an incredible experience that will last a lifetime. Coinciding with the beginning of the Year of Zayed, the Terry Fox Run is also an excellent opportunity to honour the memory and continue the legacy of the UAE’s founding father who is renowned across the region and the world for his humanitarian efforts.
The Terry Fox Run is free and open for all to participate at www.terryfox.org/international-runs/abudhabi. For those who registered in 2016 and 2017, the registration remains valid.
The 8.5km run will start and end at the East Plaza on the Abu Dhabi Corniche at Al Sahil Beach, and will take the direction towards the Mina Zayed Port. Onsite registration and t-shirt pick up starts at 7:00am and the run commences at 9:00am.
Donations are encouraged (either through t-shirt purchases or monetary donations) and the Foundation also promotes corporate participation. Companies and organizations can make an impact by forming, or joining, a team. Make a difference together by registering online or by emailing[email protected]