Home / School News / Terry Fox Run



Dear Parents/Guardians;

Please join us for our school Terry Fox Run.  If you would like to volunteer, please let me know.

Things to remember:

  • It is super hero day, so wear a cape or costume if you have one.
  • Send a labeled water bottle with your child so they can drink during the 30 minute run/walk.
  • Make a donation for cancer research. If $600 is raised, Ms.Ives and Ms.Walker will wear Sumo Wrestling outfits and wrestle it out at a Morning Assembly.  If $800 is raised, Ms.McLaren shave her head on October 2ndDonation deadline is October 2nd, 2019.
  • This week our school is proud to take part in this year’s Terry Fox Run for cancer research. Terry never gave up – and neither will we. We hope you will support us by donating at: http://www.terryfox.ca/RuthKingElementary
  • Students with sheets filled with 5 donations will be automatically entered into a draw to win a bike.Click here to download a pledge sheet and copy.

The day of the run:

11:55 – students will have hotdogs delivered to the classrooms along with fruit/veggies and a drink.  Lunch is sponsored by the Ruth King PAC.

12:10 – play time outside

12:35 – bell to come inside

12:40 – attendance taken by the teacher and then brought down to the gym in your color teams.

12:45 –  short talk about Terry and a video.  Running/walking routes will be described as well as safety precautions while participating.

12:55 – Mr. Stephenson will do a “Health Hustle” warm up with everyone.

1:15 – running begins, led by your team color captains. Running will be approx. 30 minutes with music playing             outside.  See route below.

1:45 – water and oranges will be served either in the gym or outside depending on the weather.

2:00 –  meet back in the gym for closing remarks.

ROUTE for All Students:

  • head out of the gym doors and across the field
  • run along the inside of the fence on Matson Road – spotter **volunteer
  • take a right and run along the fence by the apartment building – spotter on the corner**volunteer
  • take a right turn and run along fence on Jacklin Road – spotter on the corner**volunteer
  • run past the playground equipment and along the back of the school.- spotter here**volunteer
  • take a left turn past the intermediate playground area and run along the inside of the fence on Jacklin and Goldstream – spotter on each corner**volunteer
  • run along the inside of the fence on Matson Road REPEAT