Legacy of Hope: Four Seasons Resort Langkawi Hosts the Island’s First-Ever Terry Fox Run to Raise Funds for Cancer Research

Run, jog or walk in support of all those whose lives have been touched by cancer
May 21, 2024,
Langkawi, Malaysia

The Terry Fox Run, a global event honouring the legacy of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, is coming to the island of Langkawi for the first time ever.

On July 6, 2024, Four Seasons Resort Langkawi invites local residents and Resort guests to make a collective stride towards a brighter, healthier future without the fear of cancer. Gather at Dataran Tanjung Rhu for the Terry Fox Run, which will begin and end at the same spot - 7:00 am for 10k route and 7:15 am for 5k route. One hundred percent of the funds raised by the event will go to Cancer Research Malaysia.

Participants can complete the 5 or 10 kilometre route at their own pace: run, jog or walk to show solidarity and support cancer research. Being a non-competitive charity event, no official results will be recorded. Supporters are also welcome to cheer on the participants and join the cause by purchasing Terry Fox Run 2024 t-shirts, with all proceeds marked for Cancer Research Malaysia. Several Four Seasons team members will also be joining the run.

The history of the Terry Fox Run goes back to 1980, when 22-year-old Terry Fox, who lost his leg to bone cancer, ran 5,374 kilometres (3,339 miles) across Canada to raise awareness and funds for cancer research. Through rain, snow and heat, he continued his Marathon of Hope until he was forced to stop because cancer appeared in his lungs. He passed away the following year, but not before raising 24 million Canadian dollars for the cause.

Inspired by Terry’s courage and vision of a cancer-free world, Four Seasons founder Isadore Sharp made a commitment to upholding his legacy, working closely with several sponsors to organize the first-ever Terry Fox Run in 1981, which drew more than 300,000 participants. Today, more than 9,000 Terry Fox Memorial Runs take place around the world annually, supported by Four Seasons in several locations.

“We are honoured to host Langkawi’s inaugural Terry Fox Run and join this global movement of solidarity and hope. Every bit of support for cancer research brings us one step closer to a breakthrough,” says General Manager Ivan Giles, who will also be joining the event.

Terry Fox Run

  • Date: July 6, 2024 (Saturday)
  • Start Times: 7:00 am for 10k route and 7:15 am for 5k route
  • Meeting point: Dataran Tanjung Rhu
  • Route: 5k or 10k
  • Registration fee: MYR 57.75 per person for 5k route, MYR 78.75 per person for 10k route; MYR 50 per person donation can be paid at the venue on July 6, 2024 for 5k or 10k route, excluding the Terry Fox Run 2024 t-shirt; all funds raised go to Cancer Research Malaysia
  • Registration: sign-up here or scan the following QR code