A beautiful, autumn Sunday morning in Fethiye. Perfect conditions for the second Race for Life – Turkey, an event to raise money for cancer research and equipment in the local area.
The entrants gathered at Beşkaza, the town square, to take part in the event which was due to start at 10am. People were still registering to take part right up to the starting time.
Around 400 people, including 70 people from Dalyan, turned up to Run IT, Walk IT, Beat IT; men, women, children, Turkish people, British people and wheelchair entrants all united in the fight against cancer.
Some of the entrants had either just completed or are currently undergoing treatment for cancer. The support shown for them was absolutely fantastic.
10am arrived and it was time to get started.
First the entrants held hands and formed a huge circle around the town square.
Then it was time for the warm up led by Karen Stockman
Once everyone was nicely warmed up it was time for ‘the off’
Runners went first
Then came the walkers and children
Then it was the turn of the wheelchair entrants
Whilst the entrants completed the 5km circular route along the harbour or the shorter route mapped out for the wheelchair entrants, the organisers and onlookers waited to cheer them back.
First, second and third places go to
12 to 18 category
Under 11 category.
Where will the money go?
This year the money raised will be used to buy a Bronchoscope for the Devlet Hospital.
Well done and thank you to everyone who took part.
See you next year!