The 2015 Ras al Khaimah Terry Fox Run was held on the 27th February 2015 on the Corniche, and included both a 5km run and 3 km fun run/walk. Fireman in full dress, children in prams, kids being pulled along by parents in little carts and others on skate boards and roller blades gathered at the start line to wait for His Highness and Ruler of Ras al Khaimah to press the start siren for the race to begin. On the sound of the siren all poured over the start line, along with runners, and walkers in an enthusiastic start to the early mornings event.
His Highness, Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qassimi pressing the starter siren for the Terry Fox Run to begin.
The Terry Fox Foundation raises millions of dollars every year for cancer research worldwide. It is a wonderful event supported by the local community, bringing everyone together for a very worthy cause. It is always filled with a wonderful sense of spirit and atmosphere. The very generous pledges, contributions and donations made by individuals in the community and businesses alike ensures that valuable cancer research is able to continue in the UAE.
Committee organisers posing for the camera.
I was given the opportunity by the organiser of the event to take photographs of the mornings proceedings. I have been a part of this event since 2010 and I look forward to it every year. It is a very special event with a wonderful sense of community spirit and remembrance for those of us who participate.
I asked a few of the participants what they thought…
Everyone thought the morning was a fun well organised event. They went on to say that it was a great opportunity for meeting up with friends in a relaxed, fun environment and doing fun social things with friends and family for a good cause like cancer research.
Another said it was like an annual reunion for old friends and familiar faces in the community to get together and do something for a worthy cause. She said she did it every year, and looks forward to participating again next year.
The general consensus is, it is a great event, for a fantastic cause Well done to Rina Gauer and her team for organising another fantastic Terry Fox Run for cancer research. And thank you to all the sponsors, and participants, because without them none of this would have been possible!
And last but not least, Rina Gauer, the Terry Fox Run organiser here in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates being assisted over the finish line in a pram. A fitting end to a fantastically successful morning.
For more photos, feel free to check out the Terry Fox Run RAK photo page on Facebook.