Preparations start for Terry Fox Run in Golden

On Sunday September 16 people in Golden will run with people from all over the world taking part in the 2012 Terry Fox Run.

Organizer for the Terry Fox Run in Golden

On Sunday September 16 people in Golden will run  with people from all over the world taking part in the 2012 Terry Fox Run.

This years event in Golden is once again being organized by Nola Dusevic who has run the local race for the past 14 years.

“I have run in the Terry Fox Run since the first one,” she said.

Dusevic explained part of her inspiration to take part in the race came from a chance meeting with Terry Fox just before he had to stop running in the Marathon of Hope just outside Thunder Bay.

“I was travelling across Canada and just happened to be going by where he was. An hour later he had to stop,” she said.

This humbling experience is why she takes part and organizes the event every year. The run is also a very personal event for Dusevic.

“I have known many people who have passed away from cancer,” she said.

Dusevic also added that she does work with other organizations but the quality of The Terry Fox Foundation always amazes her.

One of the stories Dusevic shared was walking in the first Terry Fox Run with her grandmother who was 82 at the time.

“It is personal for me. There are so many people out there walking with cancer that it just breaks your heart. Terry Fox was just a great person and his family as well,” she said.

Dusevic said everyone is welcome to come to the event. Donations will be welcomed from both those running, and those who cannot partake in the event.

The run will start at the Mount 7 Rec Plex, on Sunday September 16. The race will run from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

There will be 5 km and 10 km courses available, so people of all abilities can choose their distance.