SFU Terry Fox Event 2021 Details

How to Participate


Monday, September 20, 2021 through 
Friday, September 24, 2021


Anytime during event week, when it is convenient for you!


Wherever you happen to be! Walk, Ride, Wheel or Run in your community to honour Terry and celebrate his legacy.  (Suggested distances -- 5km run or 2.5km walk)
Campus specific event routes are noted below. 


With people moving at their own speed with regards to COVID-19, we know that team participation is an important component of this event.  We want to provide an opportunity for student groups, departments & faculties to safety come together in memory of Terry.  Consider creating a small team and participate together, outdoors, during event week!  

Team captain information package

Social Media: 

Share your involvement through Instagram and Facebook using #SFUTerryFox


SFU Campus Routes:

Campus specific event routes are included below for participants who would like to follow a defined course.

IMPORTANT NOTE: course markers and marshals will not be included along these routes. Please be safe!

SFU Burnaby Route - approx. 2.5km

SFU Surrey Route - approx. 2.2km

SFU Vancouver Route - approx. 2.5km

Why have Terry Fox Day at SFU?

  1. To honour Terry Fox and celebrate his memory.
    Terry is arguably the most famous person ever to attend SFU. In November 2004, Canadians voted Terry Fox the second Greatest Canadian of all time, after Tommy Douglas, following a nationwide contest organized by CBC (over 1.2 million votes were cast). A 1999 national internet survey named him Canada's greatest hero. And this famous Canadian hero whose legacy has inspired and helped so many people, was a student at Simon Fraser University!

    Since Terry’s death in 1981, the Terry Fox Foundation has raised over 600 million dollars worldwide for cancer research. This money has been used to produce newer and better treatments for many different types of cancers, and to bring us closer to an eventual cure for cancer.

  2. To educate students about values that Terry Fox represents – courage, perseverance, humanitarianism, selflessness, one person CAN make a significant difference in the world.

  3. To promote healthy and active living, with a focus on cancer education and prevention.

  4. To raise money for the Terry Fox Foundation to be used for cancer research.
    Almost every person at SFU has a family member, a friend, or an acquaintance who
    has been affected by cancer. By doing this we are helping to carry on Terry’s
    unfinished work.

  5. To enhance community spirit at SFU and pride in the University.

Simon Fraser University respectfully acknowledges the Tsleil-Waututh (səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ), Kwikwetlem (kʷikʷəƛ̓əm), Squamish (Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw), Musqueam (xʷməθkʷəy̓əm), Katzie (q̓icə̓y̓), Semiahmoo, Kwantlen, Qatqayt, Tsawwassen, and Stó:lō First Nations, on whose unceded traditional territories our three campuses reside.