FILOTIMO ULTRA MARATHON OF HONOUR 2021
Time & Location
About the event
THE HEROS JOURNEY CONTINUES…. FILOTIMO ULTRA MARATHON OF HONOUR 2021
Based on the triumphant success of the first Ultra Marathon of Honour 2020, the Machi Filotimo Cancer Project will host our second Ultra Marathon of Honour on 29 May 2021, proudly partnered by BMW Bryanston.
Our Brand Ambassador, Temotio Jacopo, know to us as Timo, will be running 115KM in 12 hours, from Parys to Bryanston. The run will begin just outside Parys and will end at BMW Bryanston. This amazing feat of strength and endurance epitomizes the journey of a cancer warrior. Timo will take on this challenge to fund the fight against cancer and to honour the taken.
May Month is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and our aim is to create awareness to prevent skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in South Africa with about 20 000 reported cases every year and 700 deaths. South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world after Australia. The good news is that skin cancer can be prevented by respecting the sun. The three most common types of skin cancers are basal cell carcinoma (BCC), squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and malignant melanoma. Melanoma Awareness is represented by the colour black.
Our Filotimo Melanoma Cancer Champions are amazing people who in the face of adversity and against all the odds, not only survived, but lived to tell their story. Together with our project, they are raising awareness about skin cancer through our weekly webinars and social media, where we educate on ways to prevent skin cancer.
We would like to expand our reach by creating more workshops throughout the year which will include visits to schools through our FILOTIMO KIDS PROGRAMME to educate the youth on skin health as South African children are more at risk from sunburn at school due to inadequate sun protection. In South Africa, skin cancer remains the most common cancer with about 20 000 reported cases and 700 deaths a year, making it a significant health problem.
According to CANSA, one of our Partnered Institutions, the most of a person’s lifetime exposure to the sun occurs before the age of 18, which makes sun-safe practice an absolute must at pre-schools, primary schools and high schools.
The last 5KM stretch will be super exciting as our Hero and his team will be joined by our amazing Filotimo Cancer Champions and partners as they run together, United as One, to cross the finish line and share in the moment, as our Hero delivers a message from Machi to all cancer warriors. The estimated time of arrival is 16:00.
We are also hosting our first time ever, Virtual Events online for this Ultra Marathon of Honour, to increase awareness and have as many inspiring sports fanatics join in this epic event and you can choose to run, walk, cycle or even swim to make up your #115KM or #115Minutes FILOTIMO VIRTUAL ULTRA
To start off the morning, we will be hosting the Filotimo Ultra Cyclethon taking place from 08H00 to 12H00. Each session is 50 minutes with a 10 minute break. What better way to stay in shape than to join us for these exciting fitness events, whilst you help to create awareness about cancer and support our survivors.
By reaching our target, we will be in a position to continue to do the amazing work that we do, in the spirit of Filotimo, by creating awareness, educating on the signs and symptoms that lead to cancer, its treatment options and providing palliative care to those in need, through our medical partners and institutions. The funds raised for this event will be utilized for education and awareness with a specific focus on Skin Cancer and to grow the Machi Filotimo Cancer Project both Nationally and Internationally.
Help us to continue to do what we do... in the spirit of Filotimo.
Make your donation on our BackaBuddy page and support our amazing cause by pledging R10.00 or R100.00 per KM. The total kilometers are 115KM! OUR GOAL IS TO RAISE R750'000.00 - Pledge R100.00 per KM.
Come and join us for a fun filled epic day with your family from 08:00 till 17:00.
SPOT PRIZES & GIVEAWAYS - LIVE MUSIC – DJ – MEET OUR FILOTIMO CANCER CHAMPIONS – FASHION SHOW BY ANTHEA’S FINEST - AMAZING POP UP STORES BY OUR PARTNERS - LATEST BMW VEHICLES ON SHOW & PRESENTATION BY BMW – BOOK SIGNING BY HESTER OKOH, FILOTIMO CANCER CHAMPION & AUTHOR - BALKAN BURGER FOOD TRUCK AVAILABLE ON THE DAY - FUN & ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY & SO MUCH MORE!
Please rsvp here if you would like to join us on the day, RSVP HERE
We are proud to be partnered with and driven by BMW BRYANSTON BMW FACEBOOK
Contact for more info
Evy Michalopoulos firstname.lastname@example.org
Deshnie Da Costa Deshnie@filotimo.org.za
View our dedicated Facebook page for more information, sneak peaks leading up to the event, FILOTIMO ULTRA FACEBOOK
#FilotimoUltraMarathonofHonour #TimoCan #TimoRuns115KM
MFCP Registration Number: 2019/338757/08
Social Development NPO Number: 233-575-NPO
MFCP is registered as a Public Benefit Organization i.t.o. Section 18A(1) of the act with Registration No. PBO 930071517
"The Machi Filotimo Cancer Project - doing what we do in the spirit of Filotimo"
FILOTIMO ULTRA CYCLETHONBMW BRYANSTON
8 hours 30 minutes
ICON INTERNATIONAL PERFORMING ARTISTS INCL. SOME DANCE CHALLENGESBMW BRYANSTON