The second annual Race for Life – Turkey will be held on Sunday 2nd October, starting at 10am from Beşkaza (Town Square), near the Culture Centre in Fethiye.

Some of the entrants from the first ever Race for Life - Turkey in 2015
Some of the entrants from the first ever Race for Life – Turkey in 2015

The entrants will complete a 5km, fundraising event along the scenic Fethiye harbour to raise money for awareness, research and treatment of cancer in Turkey.

The 5km route along the harbour in Fethiye
The 5km route along the harbour in Fethiye

5km is an achievable distance for all ages and abilities. You can take part however you like and choose to run, jog or walk your way around the course.

The course is also accessible for wheelchair entrants.

Wheelchair entrants at the first ever Race for Life - Turkey in 2015
Wheelchair entrants at the first ever Race for Life – Turkey in 2015

How far is 5km?

5 kilometres is just over three miles, which isn’t that much further than when you walk your dog, go sightseeing or go on a shopping trip.

How long will it take?

Those who jog or run Race for Life often complete the 5k course in about 30 to 45 minutes.

Walkers take about an hour, but there’s no pressure to finish in a certain time. It’s all about uniting in the fight against cancer.

Now you know 5km is an achievable distance why not take the first step to the finish line and register to take part.

Can I still sign up?

The answer is a resounding YES!

Tomorrow is the last day to register at the Fetav Office in Fethiye. The office hours are 09.00-12.00 and 13.00-17.00.

FETAV office in Fethiye
FETAV office in Fethiye

There will also be a special registration event on Saturday 1st October at 10am at the Fethiye Culture Centre

Cancer can affect us all

This year 176,000 people in Turkey will discover they have cancer. That’s 500 people a day.

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

Last year enough money was raised to buy an HD endoscope for Fethiye Devlet Hospital, a vital piece of equipment for early cancer detection.

Come along and support the entrants

If you are unable to take part yourself, please come along anyway, enjoy the atmosphere and support this very worthy cause…and you can always sponsor one of the participants.

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