Acme Terry Fox Run Open For Registration For The 43rd Annual Terry Fox Run With The Heartwarming #DearTerry Initiative

Terry Fox with Cop Car

Supporters can now register for this year’s Terry Fox Run for cancer research taking place on September 17 and submit a #DearTerry message to be a part of Terry’s Marathon of Hope. To participate locally, you can register for the Acme Terry Fox Run at or by searching Acme on the Find A Run feature on the Terry Fox website. The Acme Terry Fox Run will take place on September 17, 2023, departing from the Acme Community Centre with a staggered start time for walkers, runners, and bikers.

On April 12, 1980, Terry Fox set out on his Marathon of Hope. During this time and after Terry was forced to stop running, schools, offices, and communities across the country sent thousands of letters and drawings to express their admiration and support. Forty-three years later, as registration opens for the annual Terry Fox Run, the Terry Fox Foundation is introducing a moving initiative inspired by those heartfelt words written by so many Canadians – Dear Terry.

“Since the Marathon of Hope, it has been incredible to see how Terry has remained a source of inspiration for millions of Canadians and people around the world, many of whom have continued to send in messages sharing their own personal connection,” says Fred Fox, Terry’s older brother. “Every dollar raised by those that join or support the Terry Fox Run will help fund cancer research. It fills our family with joy to see how Terry’s legacy continues to inspire future generations to participate and help realize his dream of a world without cancer.”

Today, coinciding with the opening of this year’s Terry Fox Run, the Terry Fox Foundation is announcing a global call for #DearTerry messages. To celebrate and share how Terry’s remarkable story continues to inspire people around the world, all Terry Foxers and supporters are invited to submit their #DearTerry messages for a chance to be featured in this year’s campaign, including on a custom-made commemorative #DearTerry poster designed by famed artist Mutant 101® that will be released on September 17, 2023.

To share your #DearTerry message:

Submit your #DearTerry messages or photo files online today at

Share on social using #DearTerry and tagging @terryfoxfoundation OR

Mail handwritten cards, drawings, paintings or letters to TFF office in British Columbia: 8960 University High Street, Suite 150 Burnaby, British Columbia V5A 4Y6

The Terry Fox Foundation will be collecting and sharing #DearTerry messages from past, present, and future generations of participants and supporters until this year’s Terry Fox Run on September 17, 2023. For more information, to register for this year’s Terry Fox Run, contribute your own message, or purchase a limited-edition #DearTerry shirt, please visit