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New route for Fox runners

Three-year-old Ryan Fedoruk (left) and his cousins Casey Beattie, nine, and Brennan Beattie, five, enjoy the nature trail around Brydon Lagoon which for the first time will form part of the route for Langley City’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 18. - Natasha JONES/Langley Times
Three-year-old Ryan Fedoruk (left) and his cousins Casey Beattie, nine, and Brennan Beattie, five, enjoy the nature trail around Brydon Lagoon which for the first time will form part of the route for Langley City’s Terry Fox Run on Sept. 18.
— image credit: Natasha JONES/Langley Times

There will be new views for walkers and runners in this year’s Terry Fox Run in Langley City.

The committee for the Langley City Terry Fox Run has unveiled a new route for the run, which will be on Sunday, Sept. 18.

New developments in the City necessitated the change, said spokesman Lilianne Fuller. Part of the route will be along the Nicomekl flood plain.

“Earlier this summer it became apparent to committee members that the route used for past years needed to be revamped,” she said, adding that with the help of City Hall staff, a new route was designed and will be sustainable for years to come.

The new Serenade condominium development on Park Avenue and the new cenotaph proposed for Douglas Park both had an impact on the planning, and run organizers agreed that this created an opportunity to change things.

“Last year we duplicated what had been done before and that was fine but this year it’s nice do something a little different,” Fuller said, adding that as in past years the new route will have a one, five and 10 k course.

“There will be something for everyone because we want to make sure that anyone who wants to participate, can,” said Fuller, who co-chairs the event.

Registration for this year’s run begins at 9 a.m. with the event starting at 10 a.m. in Douglas Park.

There will be fun and family friendly entertainment on site complete with face painting, free draws and a concession stand being manned by City Firefighters.

Langley’s Lounge Brothers will be performing and Bob Saye of JR FM will be back again as the event’s celebrity announcer.

Pledge sheets for the Terry Fox Run are available online and can also be obtained by contacting Fuller at 604-533-0638, or Janet Copley at 604-534-1872.

Anyone who would like to volunteer is invited to call those numbers, too.

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The Rotary Club of Langley Sunrise is sponsoring the Run in Walnut Grove.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Walnut Grove Community Centre, 8889 Walnut Grove Dr., with the run starting at 9 a.m.

The event ends at noon.

Participants can choose a 10 km or 5 km course which are both suitable for bikes, wheelchairs, strollers and rollerblades.

Dogs on leashes are welcome, too.

Pledge sheets are available by contacting the club at www.rotarylangley.com, or www.terryfox.org.

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