Run for Hope
RUN FOR HOPE
SUNDAY, 9 SEPTEMBER 2018
RACE CATEGORIES A race for the whole family, even your young ones can enter.

7.8KM - ADULT


R195 per person

7.8KM - CHILD

(Under 12 years old)
R95 per person

5KM - ADULT


R150 per person

5KM - CHILD

(Under 12 years old)
R75 per person

All proceeds go to CHOC.
RACE DEtails The when and where of Run for Hope.

7.8km race starts at 07:00

5km race starts at 07:15

Race starts and ends at: Hope School, Sports Ground, Pallinghurst Road, Westcliff

Amazing prizes to be won. Gourmet food available after the race.

What is Run for Hope?

All Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts around the world hold an annual charity event, in commemoration of Canadian cancer activist Terry Fox, to raise money for cancer research. Four Seasons Hotel The Wescliff has organised their own Terry Fox Run, called Run for Hope. In 2016, R65 000 was raised and in 2017, R95 000 was raised. For the 3rd year in a row, all proceeds for Run for Hope will go to CHOC Childhood Cancer Foundation South Africa.


About terry fox

Terry Fox was a Canadian athlete and cancer research activist who had one leg amputated in 1980. To raise money and awareness for cancer research, he decided to run the length of Canada, in what he called the Marathon of Hope. His run inspired Isadore Sharp, founder of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, who had lost a son to cancer in 1979. Sharp pledged $10 000 and challenged other Canadian corporations to get involved.

During his run, Terry was hospitalised and so was unable to complete his Marathon of Hope. In hospital he was contacted by Sharp, who wanted to hold an annual run in Terry's name to raise funds for cancer research. Today, the Terry Fox Run involves millions of participants in more than 60 countries and it is the world’s biggest one-day fundraiser for cancer research.

What is choc?

CHOC is the only organisation in South Africa that provides comprehensive, countrywide support for children with cancer and other life-threatening blood disorders. In addition, CHOC assists their families through psychosocial services and practical support, including counselling, free accommodation close to treatment centres, free transport and transport funds (to ensure that no child abandons treatment), food parcels (as they recognise the financial difficulties families often face) and parent-to-parent support groups. For more information about CHOC, please visit: www.choc.org.za