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Terry Fox run Chennai



18th August 2024


Olcott memorial school,
Besant Ave, Besant Nagar

Run Distance

3km and 6km Run or Walk

Run – Because Cancer Research Cannot Stop!

Participate in the Terry Fox Run, an annual non-competitive charity event conducted across 600 cities in 53 countries to raise money exclusively for cancer research. Anyone can register and be part of this event from anywhere in the world. Run, ride, walk or skate from the location mentioned below.

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The Terry Fox Run Starts From Here

Olcott Memorial Higher Secondary School
Olcott memorial school

Be Inspired

Terrance Stanley ‘Terry’ Fox, a Canadian athlete and cancer activist, ran to create awareness and raise funds for cancer research in 1979 with the support of the Canadian Cancer Society. He did not let his prosthetic leg come in the way of his cross-country run, the famous “Marathon of Hope”. He ran close to 42 kilometers a day through Canada’s Atlantic Provinces. After 143 days and 5,373 kilometers, he had to stop due to lung cancer.

Since then the Terry Fox run has been organized annually to celebrate human spirit and support cancer research. There is no registration fee, only voluntary donations. The Chennai Run, Ideated by Akash Dube and organised by the Rotary Club of Madras East, is also a reflection of the ideals of Terry Fox; and has contributed to the cause of Cancer Research, in our part of the globe.


Everyone is welcome to participate in The Terry Fox Run, regardless of age, athletic ability or socioeconomic standing. While the run does not have a registration fee, we request participants to donate generously and also help us raise funds for the cause of cancer research.

There are just a few things that we can do very very well.

Marathon of Hope

I just wish people would realize that anything is possible if you try. Dreams are made if people try. – Terry Fox

Driven by us!

The Terry Fox Run Chennai, ideated in 2009 by a teenager Akash Dube, a cancer patient, with the help of the Rotary Club of Madras East

50000 | Rs 3 crores

More than 50,000 supporters, support from many celebrities and over Rs 3 crores donated by large and small contributors – given to cancer research institutions