Getting Started

Organizing a Terry Fox Run may be one of the most meaningful roles you will ever undertake! It only takes about 30-40 hours over the course of the summer to organize a Terry Fox Run and we provide everything you need to organize the Run. The cost to you is nothing and we will be with you every step of the way. All Runs must adhere to our Policies and Guidelines.

Digital Toolkit

As a Terry Fox Run Organizer, you are our ambassador – you inspire, motivate, cajole, convince and compel. You carry Terry’s vision and philosophy in your hearts and make it come to life in your community. We can never thank you enough.

To help make your role easier, please use the resources on this page. And never hesitate to call your Provincial Office at 1.888.836.9786.

Rewards

Becoming a Run organizer gives you a real sense of participation in being one of hundreds of fellow volunteers who help make The Terry Fox Run one of the world’s largest single-day fundraiser for cancer research in the world! Make new friends, gain insight into the greatest fight of a lifetime and receive our thanks for your commitment to eradicating this disease.

Run Organizers Facebook Group

Terry Fox Run Organizers sharing experiences and knowledge with each other in a private Facebook Group. Have a question about your Run? Ask away? Have a great idea? Share it! This group is incredibly vibrant, educational and helpful. We encourage all Run Organizers to join.

“I’ve said to people before that I’m going to do my very best to make it, I’m not going to give up. But I might not make it… if I don’t, the Marathon of Hope better continue.”

Terry Fox

#TryLikeTerry

Responsibilities

We know that you will take this role seriously and we are here to help guide you in your journey to help with Terry’s legacy.

  • Policies
    Adhering to The Terry Fox Foundation policies; Terry himself set out many of the policies that govern the Run because he wanted it to be a grassroots, community-oriented event – you have the responsibility to see that those policies are followed.
  • Accountability
    Responsible for ensuring the safety of the route, accurate balancing of site paperwork and donations, representing the Foundation as a community ambassador.
  • Inventory
    Managing an inventory of merchandise; merchandise sales are a key means of fundraising (and promotion) – you have the responsibility to ensure that the merchandise is well tended and accounted for.
  • Your Team
    Making the necessary commitment of time and energy; Terry was, and continues to be today, an inspiration that draws hundreds of thousands of people to Run sites every year – you have the responsibility to ensure your Run site is properly organized and staffed, to make participation an enjoyable and rewarding experience for our most appreciated supporters.
  • Time Management
    We know our Run Organizers want to do the best job possible and managing time and priorities is always a challenge. More and more Organizers are looking at the role with the intention of bringing or learning some “project management” skills while on the job! It is a great opportunity to try out new skills or enhance existing ones, regardless of the size of the event. Your Provincial Office can help guide the way with a calendar of tasks and duties that are expected for a Run Organizer, together with timely communications throughout the pre-Run season.

Find a Run

In Canada alone, there are hundreds of locations for the Terry Fox Run.
This year, participate from wherever you are! Around your neighbourhood, backyard, down the street or around the block. Walk, Ride, Wheel, Run.
Register to fundraise in support of cancer research. One Day. Your Way.