Terry Fox Run and Amazing Bed Race on the same day at basically the same time - how did that happen?

News 100 yellowBy Pepper Parr

September 14, 2015


How did this manage to happen?

Two of the more significant community events scheduled for the same day at basically the same time?

Bed race - true final

Amazing Bed Race – doing its 6th Annual event – same day as the Terry Fox Run

The 6th annual Amazing Bed Race on Brant Street in downtown Burlington, Sunday, September 20, 11am-3pm.

The Burlington Terry Fox Run course is a 5km or 10km loop long the beach and Spencer Smith Park. The start and finish are at the Pavilion at Beachway Park on Lakeshore Rd. Runners for 5km and 10km start at 9:00am. Everyone else starts at 10:00am. Registration opens for runners at 8:00am.
We have food, music, a raffle, balloons and tattoos, and even dog treats. Joins us for a run or walk and a great party atmosphere. It is a great day for a run or just a family day to remember Terry Fox and keep his dream alive.

The Amazing |Bed Race has people who formed teams, decorated a bed and race up Brant Street trying to beat a clock – it’s great fun

Terry Fox runners

Burlingtonians have been doing the \Terry Fox Run for 35 years. Raised close to $1 million.

The Terry Fox isn’t so much great fun – it is a time of reflection and celebration for the thousands of people who show up – the way they have for the past 35 years.

It is a true pity that the two groups were not aware of the conflicting dates.

A person could cover both events – it would be a bit of a dash to get from one to the other.

Better planning would have made a difference.

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