Organizers of the Terry Fox Run in Langley City are inviting everyone and their dog to participate in this year's event.
"Many community events discourage people bringing their dogs but not us. We want to invite people to come out, support the event and bring along their best friend," run chair Lilianne Fuller said. "We just ask that the dog be leashed and that the owners pick up after their pet. Plastic bags will be provided compliments of the City of Langley."
To encourage participation, there will be an added incentive. For a small donation the management and staff at Brookswood K9 Design dog groomers will be on hand providing "puppy pedicures."
So come early and get your pooch ready to look their best.
The 33rd annual Terry Fox Run takes place on Sunday, Sept. 15.
The Langley City run will take start at Douglas Park Spirit Square.
This year's event will have scenic one-, five-and 10-kilometre routes so everyone at any fitness level can take part.
Participants are invited to run, walk, ride or scoot.
Registration begins at 9 a.m. and the run begins at 10 a.m. sharp.
The Lounge Brothers are back to entertain the participants in the park. In addition, runners will be treated to entertainment along the route including Dave the Musician and Michelle Drumfoot.
There will be a concession stand on site offering hot dogs and hamburgers grilled by the Langley City firefighters.
Peak H20 will be on hand with water and because this is a festive event, organizers have invited face painters and clowns.
The annual Terry Fox Run's have raised more than $800 million for cancer research since 1980 and 84 cents of each dollar raised goes to cancer research.
"Join us on Sunday, Sept. 15 to honour a great Canadian hero, get some exercise and raise some money to combat this horrible disease," added Fuller.
For more information or to get involved, call 604-533-0638.
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