Be at Fethiye Culture Centre on 12th April 2015 at 10am

Back in 1994 a group of people got together in the UK and decided to hold a Race to raise money for cancer research, awareness and treatment.

Everyone in the UK now knows what Race for Life is and what it does.

Last year this event raised over £50 million in the UK

George Rimmer an ex-pat here in Fethiye had the great idea to start it here and a team has now started the hard work to realise his dream.

We are very lucky to have the support of FETAV which enables us to legally operate and collect money. We hope the event will be rolled out across Turkey in years to come.

In Fethiye 200 people who are well today will be diagnosed with cancer by this time next year

Our event on 12th April 2015 will be open to men and women over 18.

We hope to have a children’s 1km event in the main square the day before.

People can come along and support the children and collect their Race Numbers.

We want this to be an event predominantly for Turkish people with ex pats joining in, and hope the ex-pat community will tell their Turkish friends and neighbours to come along too.

Let’s get everyone involved and raise awareness.

All money raised will be spent in Turkey for treatment, research and awareness of Cancer

We hope people will get sponsors from their friends and families.

There is no equivalent of Just Giving in Turkey so money raised by individuals will need to be paid into the FETAV office, or into our designated bank in Fethiye.

Details will be available later on our Facebook page and website as our account is not set up yet.

We don’t want people setting up their own Just Giving pages online as the money will not remain in Turkey and defeats our objective to raise money for Turkey.

A Turkish colour scheme

Our colour scheme is red and white and will feature the Turkish flag.

Over 18’s of all abilities are welcome.

Run, walk or use a wheelchair for the 5Km route along the beautiful Fethiye Kordon.

A practice event to test the course is being held on 19th October 2014

Starting from the Culture Centre at 2pm in the main square Fethiye this will cost 5tl to take part.

It will be great if everyone can dress up in red and white to draw attention to the event, and to make it fun.

Registration for the April event will be available at various times and venues, and by paypal online in due course and will cost 10tl

Write this date in your diaries

The first registration event will be held at the practice event on 19th October 2014 from 1pm.

Get the tees-shirt

There will also be an opportunity to pre order special race tee-shirts for the April event.

For more information

See our Facebook group:

And our website (nearly ready but not quite):