Terry Fox run route changed due to the rebuild of Lakeshore Road - will begin at pier on September 18th.

News 100 blueBy Alison Webster

August 16, 2016



The road re-building work taking place on Lakeshore Road at Maple Avenue and North Shore Boulevard in Burlington, Ontario, may have many residents wondering what this means for September’s 36th Annual Terry Fox Run, which usually starts at Beachway Park.

The Burlington Terry Fox Committee is proud to announce that for this year’s run, on September 18th, 2016, we will be starting and finishing at The Brant Street Pier, near the Waterfront Hotel at the east end of Spencer Smith Park. The route will remain roughly the same, only the starting point will differ.

These ladies are in the homestretch of the Terry Fox 5k run.

These ladies are in the homestretch of the Terry Fox 5k run.

The Terry Fox Run promises to be the same family-friendly event participants and spectators have come to expect year after year. With face painting, balloon animals, and loads of other fun activities, the Terry Fox Run is not only a great cause, but also a fun annual event that is always a crowd pleaser.

We have music, a performance from the M.M. Robinson Drumline, food, and so much more!

Have you seen the Terry Fox monument yet? If you haven’t, make sure you check it out the morning of the run. Located near Spencer’s on the Waterfront restaurant, at the west end of the park, the monument marks Terry’s run through Burlington on July 13th, 1980. The structure is actually a distance marker, indicating how many kilometres Terry Fox had run by the time he reached this spot on Lakeshore Road.

Fox monument with Brant Inn

A monument put up by citizens to mark a point where Terry Fox paused during his Marathon of Hope run in 1980. The stone marker just to the left is where the famed Burlington Inn was located.

Want to get involved? There are many ways you can participate in The Terry Fox run this fall. You can sign up to run or walk, collecting pledges from family, friends, and co-workers, you can create a team, and set a larger fundraising goal, or you can volunteer and help us make this year the best event yet!

If you’re interested in volunteering, please contact the Burlington Terry Fox Run Committee Chair, Craig Gardner at the email address set out below or find our Facebook page to learn more!

Parking will be available in a variety of city parking lots downtown, including the parking garage located on Locust Street. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and the 5 and 10k run will start at 9 a.m., with the walkers and groups going at 10 a.m.

Craig Gardner:  scraiggardner@sympatico.ca

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2 comments to Terry Fox run route changed due to the rebuild of Lakeshore Road – will begin at pier on September 18th.

  • Cal

    Sorry, Doug… *thousands* of people run these events, far more than can fit single-file into the bike lanes. I realize you’re making a snide comment about bike lanes, but I thought I would correct you just in case anyone thought you were serious.

  • Doug

    With News Street going to 2 car lanes, there will be no reason anymore to shut down roads for these types of events. They will be able to use the empty bike lanes on New to run or walk their dog.