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Terry Fox Run UK 2021

Help us reach the finishing line. Join us in the 'Marathon of Hope'.

Last year we joined runners from all over the world in virtual Terry Fox Runs to celebrate 40 years of the 'Marathon of Hope', and to raise funds for our cancer research.

This year we are excited to take part together for the first time, in memory of Terry and all he achieved. Four decades on, cancer patients need our support now more than ever.

Run with us in Battersea Park on 2 October 2021, or run, walk or cycle in your local area any distance to help us transform the future of cancer treatment. Let’s finish cancer together. 

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Learn more about Terry Fox’s story, alongside accounts of young cancer survivors and interviews with Fox family members.

Living through the coronavirus pandemic has presented challenges for us all, not least for people living with cancer. 

Canadian hero Terry Fox knew about challenges and how to overcome them.

Terry lost his leg to osteogenic sarcoma, a rare bone cancer. 40 years ago he ran 3,339 miles over 143 days on one leg to raise awareness and money for cancer research. His dream to run across Canada was cut short after his cancer spread to his lungs and he died aged 22.

Terry’s ‘Marathon of Hope’ continues to inspire people in Canada and beyond to raise money for cancer research. So far over £500million has been raised in Terry’s name in runs across the world.

The event is free to enter, non-competitive and open to all. We just ask you to raise as much as you can. All funds raised in Terry Fox Run UK will support our work (there is no minimum fundraising target).

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Our Terry Fox ambassador

Professor Bakal is one of our scientists, and a proud Terry Fox ambassador. Hear about his personal motivation to take part in this inspirational event:

“Every donation keeps our research going. Following the coronavirus lockdowns, we are working with even greater resolve and dedication to make up for research hours lost to the coronavirus, and continuing to make life-saving discoveries to defeat cancer.”

Join #teamICR today. Help us deliver the kinder, smarter treatments that cancer patients need. 

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Join #teamICR

Join our #teamICR Facebook group to chat to other ICR fundraisers and get training tips and fundraising advice. 

As part of #teamICR, you will also receive:

  • An ICR running vest
  • ICR branded materials to support your fundraising

The vital funds that you raise by running with #teamICR, will help us deliver our innovative programme of cancer research. Together we can reach the finishing line.

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Twenty-two people ran for the ICR in the 2018 London Marathon, raising money to help our researchers make the discoveries that will defeat cancer. Read some of their stories below.

Inspirational young woman smashes target of raising £21K for the ICR before 21st birthday

A determined young woman from Southend-on-Sea has smashed her goal of raising £21,000 for cancer research before her 21st birthday this week.

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Abbie’s Army join #teamICR for the London Marathon

This year, a team of three runners will be taking on the London Marathon for Abbie’s Army to raise money for childhood brain tumour research at The Institute of Cancer Research.

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Joining #teamICR has motivated James through his training for the London Marathon

James Fuller will be running the Virgin Money London Marathon with his team mates in honour of his mother in law who passed away from ovarian cancer last June.

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Caroline trains for the London Marathon to regain her fitness following cancer treatment

Caroline Kingsbury-Margetts has donned her running shoes to raise money for cancer research and regain her fitness following treatment for cervical cancer.

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