In the run up to Fethiye’s Race for Life – Turkey the number of people registering

are increasing every day. It certainly looks as if there will be a good turn-out on

Sunday 12th April for the first event of its kind in the town.

The event will take place on the beautiful sea front promenade in Fethiye
The event will take place on the beautiful sea front promenade in Fethiye

Working together for the community

The organising team have done a wonderful job in creating the event and drawing the threads

together for the big day, giving their time, managing skills and creative energy in abundance.

They are now liaising with Fethiye officials, virtually on a daily basis,

to make sure the event runs smoothly.

Last week they made an appearance on Fethiye TV.

Viewers said it provided some excellent PR for the local community.

Fethiye’s well known faces lend support

Fethiye Governor, Ekrem Çalık, mayor Behçet Saatçı, Mufti Oguzhan Kadıoğlu, Mustafa Şıkman FETAV, Füsun Şahin FTSO
Fethiye Governor, Ekrem Çalık; Mayor, Behçet Saatçı; Mufti, Oguzhan Kadıoğlu; Mustafa Şıkman FETAV; Füsun Şahin FTSO
Hagi, Dilek Dinçer FETAV, Musician and singer Adem Kazan, Muhtar of central Fethiye, Fafet Tuna, Can Küçükakdere
Hagi; Dilek Dinçer FETAV; Musician and singer Adem Kazan; Muhtar of central Fethiye, Fafet Tuna; Big Istanbul Grubu, Can Küçükakdere

Race for Life is for children too!

On Saturday 11th April at 2pm there will be a 1km Race for Life for children of all ages

Starting outside the Fethiye Culture Centre, the theme this year is cartoon characters

and children are being encouraged to dress up and have fun.


There’s no charge for this event, although wristbands will be available at 5tl each.

This is another great way to support the event.

If your children want to participate please let the organisers know via Facebook

so the organisers have an idea of numbers.

It’s not too late!

For those still wishing to participate, there are still opportunities to register for the race

or buy a tee shirt or wristband:

There's only a few tee shirts left...
There’s only a few tee shirts left…

From 11am – 4pm on Friday 20th March 2015 there will be a stand outside the town

centre Migros, beneath the municipality building.

The few remaining bright red ‘Turkish themed’ tee shirts for 20TL will be on sale here.

There will be be stand at the 3Cs Car Boot Sale on Sunday 22nd March.


And FIG are having a Spring Fayre on Tuesday 31st March from 11am to 4pm at Address Restaurant.

Registration is still available online and wristbands are available at 5TL each from:

  • 3C’s shop, Çalış
  • Animal Aid shop, Günlükbaşı
  • FIG shop, Patlangıç
  • Mulberry Tree Café, Fethiye

Helping out

Volunteers are needed to help marshal the event.

It’s nothing technical really, just directing people along the sea front course

and keeping everything safe for the entrants.


So, if can you give an hour of your time on either Saturday April 11th at 2pm

for the children’s fun run or the main event on Sunday 12th April

at 10:00, it will be very much appreciated.

Headline photo:

left to right – Can Küçükakdere Director of Big Istanbul Grubu – main sponsor,

George Rimmer, Christine Rimmer, Deniz Ucgül Oge.

For more information in English or Turkish visit the Race for Life website by clicking here