The 2023 Terry Fox Run in Sapporo
Terry Fox is a Canadian hero who lost his right leg to cancer at the age of 18. Determined to raise awareness and money for cancer research, Terry decided to run across Canada. He ran a full marathon every day on an artificial leg and his “Marathon of Hope” continues to inspire millions of people around the world.
In Sapporo, Hokkaido, Japan, a committee of volunteers from the Canadian community has been organizing the Terry Fox Run in Sapporo since 2014. Initially with less than 80 participants, the event has continued to grow and attracted over 600 participants in 2018.
The Canadian Embassy, Government of Canada’s Trade Office in Sapporo, and Hokkaido-Canada Society are also supporters of the event, but it is organized entirely by good will volunteers.
All proceeds from the Terry Fox Run in Sapporo are donated to cancer research organizations around the world through the Terry Fox Foundation based in Canada.
The 2023 Terry Fox Run in Sapporo
- The Terry Fox Run, a charity event in support of cancer research institutes, will be held face to face for the first time in four years. We look forward to your participation and fundraising support.
- No specific run distances have been set for the day, so. Participants are free to run or walk at their own pace around the trails at the Kitakaze Hiroba located next to the Okadama Air Field.
- The run will start at 10:00 a.m. (gathering at 9:30 a.m.)
|Northeast running/walking course:||3,900m per lap|
|Northwest running/walking course:||1,000m per lap|
|Nordic walking course:||600m per lap|
- The Committee acknowledges that participants have read and agreed to the Waiver by participating in the run on the day of September 17.
- Kitakaze Hiroba is a public park managed by Sapporo City. Please be aware that the general public will also be using the park on the day, so be careful and read the Park’s "Requests and Regulations".
- Please note that use of the venue has been approved by "Kita no Furusato N Group," the designated managing organization of the park.
- Radio-controlled equipment, kites, and ball games are not allowed.
- Riding bicycles is prohibited. (Pushing bicycles is permitted.)Dogs and other pets must be kept on a leash.
- Please take your garbage home with you.
- No open fires or cigarette littering are allowed.
- The committee assumes no responsibility for any injuries, accidents, illnesses, or any other damages or losses incurred by participants resulting from participation in the run, including collisions or accidents between participants and the general public (or between participants).
- The Run is operated entirely through the goodwill of volunteers. All proceeds, excluding the cost of manufacturing the goods, insurance, and other necessary expenses, will be transferred to the Terry Fox Foundation in Canada to help fund research for cancer treatment.
- Please note that the price of commemorative goods has increased from previous years due to higher production costs.
- Due to Sapporo City Park regulations, we are unable to accept cash donations on site, so all donations must be made by bank transfer.
- If you are not feeling well or have a fever on the day of the event, please cancel your participation.
- A medical team will be on site, so please consult with us if you are not feeling well.
|Long T-shirts||4,200 yen/each|
|Toque (woolen winter hat)||3,200 yen/each|
|Mug cup||2,300 yen/each|
The order can be accepted only within Japan, not for the delivery outside of Japan.
Original 2023 T-shirts, long-T-shirts, toques, caps and mug cups for this year’s Terry Fox Run in Sapporo will be distributed on a made-to-order basis.
The deadlines for ordering memorial goods and/or making a donation:
First deadline: Sunday, August, 27, 2023
Second deadline: Sunday, December 3, 2023
If you order by the first deadline, Sunday, August 27, you can wear the T-shirts, cap and/or toque on the day of the run, if you wish!
Please fill in the required information in the “Order and Shipping Address” section, and make payment for the products by bank transfer.
The products are made to order and will be mailed in about two weeks after the deadline (shipping costs are included in the price of each item). If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.
Bank Transfer Information
- Bank Name: Hokkaido Bank, Honten Eigyoubu (HQ Sales Dept)
- Savings account: 3167402
- Payee Name: Hokkaido Canada Kyokai – Terry Fox Run in Sapporo
Thanks to the cooperation of the Hokkaido Bank, there is no charge for the remittance made at the main and branch offices of the Hokkaido Bank.
Notes on ordering
- The order will be ‘Made to Order.’ Please note that it may take some time before you receive your order.
- If you have more than one delivery address, please place an order for each address.
- Please fill in the correct phone number and e-mail address of the person who placed the order.
We will not use your personal information for any purpose other than to manage your registration for the Terry Fox Run in Sapporo. It will be used only for sending and confirming your order, and to manage your donation records.
For more information, please contact
Hokkaido Canada Society
Tel. 011-233-1003 (Mr.Ide Secretary-General, Ms. Mori)
|Tシャツ 2023年 Version|
|金額||3,700円 × 注文枚数|
|ロングTシャツ 2023年 Version|
|金額||4,200円 × 注文枚数|
|金額||3,200円 × 注文個数|
|金額||3,700円 × 注文個数|
|金額||2,300円 × 注文個数|
Terry Fox について
Terry Fox was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. He later went to high school in Port Coquitlam, B.C. and Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, B.C., which is close to Vancouver. Terry was an athlete. He wasn’t particularly gifted, but through mental toughness, sheer guts and hard work he transformed himself into a formidable athlete in basketball, soccer, rugby and cross-country running.
In university, Terry’s world was shattered when a pain in his knee was diagnosed as cancer. Terry’s leg was amputated and the cancer seemed to have been caught in time. It was during his stay in the cancer clinic that he got the idea for running across Canada. His feeling after seeing so much pain and suffering in the hospital was, “Somewhere, the hurting must stop. ”He felt an urge to do something since he had been given a second chance.
After 15 months of training with his new artificial leg, Terry began his Marathon of Hope on April 12, 1980 in Newfoundland, on the east coast of Canada. While only halfway into his run, after averaging a full marathon a day, Terry was struck by tragedy a second time – the cancer had spread from his leg to his lungs and he became too weak to finish his run. On June 28, 1981 Terry Fox died. While his run was over, his Marathon of Hope would continue on as the annual Terry Fox Run and raise millions and millions of dollars for cancer research in numerous countries around the world. Come and run with us in memory of Terry Fox and his quest to eradicate cancer.
Direct donation through Terry Fox Foundation web page is also available. For those who wish to donate directly, please refer to the follow URL.