After two years of facilitating the event virtually due to COVID-19, the Terry Fox Run is set to return in person to Portage la Prairie this Sunday.

Every year, the impact of Fox's 1980 Marathon of Hope run for cancer research is felt coast to coast as countless communities hold runs in his honour, carrying on his legacy.

Todd Cuddington, the run organizer for the event, expresses his extreme excitement about this year's run.

"We are looking forward to getting back to an in-person run because we had virtual, modified runs the last couple of years Of COVID. So, that makes this one special that we can actually physically be together."

Cuddington says everyone from the community is welcome to come out and bring family and friends in an effort to raise money for cancer research. 

Registration for the run will start at 8 a.m. Sunday morning and go until 10 a.m., with the run starting immediately after registration closes.

The run organizer talks about the route of the run.

"It'll take people around the Island Park along the Crescent and loop back. We're just encouraging folks to come out and give a donation that they're comfortable with. The money goes obviously to cancer research, and we know everyone, unfortunately, has a family member or friend who's been touched by cancer, and the work that Terry Fox Foundation has done has really been incredible to help us work towards a cure. So, we'd like to see as many people out as possible."

Cuddington, who is also the superintendent of the Portage la Prairie School Division, notes that schools within the division will facilitate their own runs to honour Fox and raise money for cancer research.