The largest Terry Fox Run in Cochrane's history was last year when more than $22,000 was raised. 

This year's fundraising event for cancer research is set for this weekend, and Cochrane residents have already brought in nearly $10,000. 

Organizer Paul Cox said there are lots of ways for people to take part.

"It's a two, four or a 10K, whichever people are comfortable with. They can walk, they can bicycle, they can rollerblade, or they can jog. We have a lot of people who bring their dogs for a walk in the park that day. We do ask that the dogs be leashed."      

There's no minimum dollar amount that needs to be raised in order to take part in the event.

"Terry actually knew before he passed that there was going to be a run in his name and he said that it cannot be exclusive. Anybody can come, even if they just want to make a $20 donation to the cause, they're all more than welcome. So that policy that Terry himself set forward, we still live by that." 

Terry Fox started his Marathon of Hope on April 12, 1980. He was forced to stop his run on September 1, 1980 after having run 5,373 k.m. 

The Terry Fox Run has raised more than $850 million since 1980. 

The run will go on Sunday, Sept. 17 at Mitford Park. Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the race will start at 10 a.m.

To donate or register for the run on Sunday, go HERE.

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