Terry Fox Run raises money and awareness for cancer

Terry Fox run hits Castlegar Sunday morning.

Participants in the Castlegar Terry Fox Run start the race off at the Castlegar Community Complex on Sunday.

Participants in the Castlegar Terry Fox Run start the race off at the Castlegar Community Complex on Sunday.

Despite cooler temperatures, 74 participants took part in the Terry Fox Run on Sunday morning in Castlegar.

“It was great – we raised $1,800,” said one of the event organizers Audrey Polovnikoff, recreation and cultural programmer for the Castlegar Community Complex.

The run started out at the complex and worked it’s way down 5th Avenue and then 6th Avenue to 30th Street and then back to the complex.

There was a wide range of participants from toddlers in strollers to teenagers to seniors and even included a few dogs. Also involved were the Castlegar Rebels and Stanley Humphries School grade 12 grads who acted as course marshals.

“We always appreciate having the Castlegar Rebels and the grads. It’s great to have people out there volunteering their time,” said Polovnikoff.

The money raised will go to the Terry Fox Foundation to aid in cancer research.