Students, staff and teachers at Port Coquitlam's Terry Fox secondary laced up their runners early today (Thursday) for the annual run in honour of their school's namesake.
The 1,600 students ran or walked around the northside neighbourhood after collecting $700 that morning through the Toonies for Terry drive.
So far, the school has raised $4,500 this month for the Terry Fox Foundation — nearly half way to its goal, said leadership teacher Dean Whitson.
The school run was organized by P.E. teacher Laura Menard.
The Terry Fox School Run in September is a fundraiser that yields about 60% of the annual revenues for the foundation.