Calis will be holding its very own ‘Race for Life’ event next Saturday 31st May 2014 and all are welcome to take part and its organiser hopes to make next years event even bigger.

In the UK the Race for Life is a series of 5k or 10k women-only events to raise funds for research to help beat all 200 types of cancer sooner.

The event to be held in Calis, Fethiye, Turkey next weekend will be open to all.

Participants should rendezvous by 07:15am on Saturday 31st May 2014 at Üçken Market on Baris Manco, Calis, Fethiye (it’s the market next door to Et Pilic butchers shop on the right hand side as you head towards the seafront) for a 7:30am start.

Participants can make up their own numbers and write memories of loved ones or friends they have lost on them.

Race for Life to be held in Calis, Fethiye on Sunday 2nd June 2014
Race for Life to be held in Calis, Fethiye on Saturday

The course runs from Ucken Market on Baris Manco, down to the sea front where entrants will take a left turn at the viewing bench and head down to the Sat Beach Club where they will turn around and head back up the promenade to the Eyna Hotel before doing a U-Turn and back to the viewing bench, up Baris Manco and finish at Ucken Market. The course is exactly 5K. its nice and flat and will suit both runners, joggers and walkers. All are welcome.

George Rimmer who has organised next weekends event said:

If this proves to be successful, I’m going to try and make it a bigger event in Fethiye next year, hopefully with support from the Belediye where we can use the lighthouse area at the new small boats marina as our start and finish point

Donations are welcome to and all proceeds will go to Cancer Research UK.

There will also be an opportunity on the day for anyone who wishes to contribute to the Soma miners families appeal to make a donation.

For full details of the UK Cancer Research events in the UK can visit the site at this link.