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Terry Fox Runs are planned for this Sunday

Emma Copley created the maps for this weekend
Emma Copley created the maps for this weekend's Terry Fox Run in Langley City.
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Along with a new route for Langley City’s Terry Fox Run, which takes place this Sunday, there is a new fun map to go with it.

Langley student Emma Copley, 15,  was approached by her grandmother, Janet Copley to create a fun new map for run participants to use. Using her creative talents, she went to work and the finished maps are brightly-coloured designs which use cartoon icons to point out important spots along the 5 and 10 km course.

Drawn on the map are washrooms and water stations. Points of interest are highlighted and school buses show the location of schools that dot the route.

To remind the 10K runners that Brydon Lagoon is a haven for local bird life, Emma drew yellow ducks swimming on a pond.

Printing was provided free of charge by Delair Family Printers, and every participant will receive a map once they register and check in at the starting line. The double-sided map has the 5K route on one side and the 10K route on the other.

The Langley City Terry Fox Run will take place on Sunday, Sept. 18. It begins in Douglas Park. The family-friendly event will feature free draws, hot dogs and hamburgers grilled by the Langley City Fire Fighters, and face painting for the kids.

There is no fee to enter. Registration is at 9 a.m., with the run beginning at 10 a.m. sharp.

The run is for runners, walkers, cyclists and roller bladers. It is completely wheelchair-accessible. Call Lilianne Fuller at 604-533-0638 or Janet Copley at 604-534-1872 for more information or to get involved.

Pledges can be made online, or when registering.

A Terry Fox Run is also planned for Walnut Grove on Sunday.

It is sponsored by the Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise, and will begin at the  Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Drive.

Registration is at 8:30 a.m., with the run starting at 9 a.m.

The event finishes at 12 p.m.

Participants can choose a 10 km or 5 km course, which are also suitable for bikes, wheelchairs, strollers and rollerblades.  Dogs on leash are welcome too.

Pledge sheets are available by contacting the Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise at http://www.rotarylangley.com.

All funds raised during Terry Fox Runs go to the Terry Fox Foundation, which allocates funds for cancer research.

More information about the Foundation is available at http://www.terryfox.org.

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