Runners and walkers will be lacing up for the 36th annual Terry Fox Run on Sunday, September 18 at Mitford Park.
Lindsay Regier, run organizer, says so far plans are coming together for the day event.
"We're in the final push up until the run, just finalizing all the details, and doing some last minute promotion to get people out to the event."
The day kicks off with registration at 10 am, with the run beginning at 11. Participants can choose to run, walk, or bike a distance between 5 -10km, and dogs are welcome.
The morning will kick off with some warm up exercises and encouraging words from Sharon MacDonald, a local cancer survivor.
New for 2016, will be the addition of a bbq for both participants and non participants.
"We're adding a bbq this year. We've partnered with Cochrane Toyota and Royal Bank and we're going to be offering a bbq that's free for run participants, community members are also welcome it will be a $5 donation towards the run for the bbq."
Regier is hopeful the bbq will encourage participants to stay and connect after the run.
Registration can be done online here, enabling you to collect pledges pre run; or you can register morning of, with a donation.
Last year Cochrane surpassed all fundraising records donating $14,053 to cancer research. Regier comments there is no real fundraising goal for this year but would love to see that number surpass $15,000.
If we were to fulfil Terry's wish, Cochrane would raise over $25,000- $1 for every community member.