Dubai Festival City is set to host the Terry Fox Run once more, as the popular event has announced its return to Dubai in 2017 following its success in 2013. Held under the Patronage of His Highness Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum, the 5km charity run in conjunction with the Terry Fox Foundation will take place on 18th February.
Thousands of participants are expected to run at the non-competitive event, which aims to support cancer research projects in the UAE. It is an all-inclusive, all-age family event allowing participants to run, walk, bike, roller blade or use a wheelchair around the 5km route. Event participants may provide a donation of any value, as there is no minimum registration fee to take part.
Steven Cleaver, Director Shopping Centres, Al-Futtaim Group Real Estate expressed his excitement in hosting the Terry Fox Run: “We have worked closely with the Terry Fox Foundation to create a fun 5km route around Dubai Festival City and look forward to supporting this great cause.”
The Al Maktoum Foundation is a UAE sponsored organisation whose values reflect the nation’s long commitment to supporting those in need, providing aid and pioneering research for charity and educational work.
The first Dubai Terry Fox Run, held in the UAE in 1994, was organised by a volunteer committee and remains organised by volunteers who operate with no monetary budget.