Peacock Polar Bear Run a 'smashing success'

Justin Crann
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More than 100 participants came out in support of the Terry Fox Foundation during Peacock Collegiate's second annual Polar Bear Run.

Peacock Collegiate’s goals were met by the second annual Polar Bear Run Sunday, according to one of the event’s co-organizers.

“It was an overall booming success,” said Sophie Rosso, the teacher who co-organized the event with Peacock Collegiate physical education teacher Renee Verge. “We made our goal, and so we’re very excited.”

The cold weather this weekend didn’t deter runners from coming out to support the event: 115 students, staff members, and members of the community at large came out for the five kilometre run/walk, Rosso said.

“Renee does a very good job of preparing our runners for the cold weather and showing them how to dress,” she said. “It was actually more of a polar weather day, so the run lived up to its name ... (people) figured Terry Fox did his run, so we could tough out the cold.”

In total, the event raised more than $5,250 for the Terry Fox Foundation, exceeding the mark set for the run by more than $250 and resulting in an advance booking for next year’s run.

“You bet we’re satisfied,” Rosso said. “And we’re already booked in for next year.”

Organizations: Terry Fox Foundation

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