In Europe, 35,000 children and young people between the ages of 0 and 23 are diagnosed with cancer every year. Little is known about the causes of these cancers and there are many different types. This makes each type of paediatric cancer a rare disease that struggles to attract sufficient scientific research.
As a result, survival rates have stagnated over the past 20 years and children continue to be treated with drugs that are sometimes more than 50 years old – while over the same period, innovation exploded for adults.
The treatments aren’t only old, they are also toxic and 2/3 of the children who recover, experience severe side effects.
To boost research in paediatric oncology and select the most promising projects in Europe, our Foundation, the French association Imagine for Margo, the Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner in Luxembourg and the Federazione Italiana Associazioni Genitori e Guariti Oncoematologia Pediatrica have joined forces and launched the FIGHT KIDS CANCER initiative. The funds you will raise for RUN TO KICK will be pooled together with those from France, Luxembourg adn Italy. They will be used to finance the best research projects in Europe. The goal is to reach €4 million together!
RUN TO KICK is an opportunity for families affected by children’s cancer to get together and gather around them their friends and colleagues who didn’t know how to help them during this storm.
Mobilizing others to advance research is also a great group therapy for these families.
Come and experience this festive, positive, light and moving moment that pays tribute to those who are fighting or have fought against cancer. It’s a sheer dose of hope and solidarity.
Running, walking, crawling, or being carried? It doesn’t matter!
At RUN TO KICK, it’s the one who raises the most money that goes up the podium!
No need to be a great sportsman: RUN TO KICK brings together all ages and all physical conditions. What they have in common is that they all have a furious desire to kick children’s cancer far away!
This is the perfect opportunity to steal away the podium from your marathoner friend!
Families, friends, businesses… Everyone can participate in RUN TO KICK!
2km, 5km, 10km… choose the challenge that fits you best!
Everybody is moving, but (almost) nobody is a real sportsman at RUN TO KICK. In any case, if you haven’t raced in 5 years or 6 months, you won’t risk arriving last.
In fact, this is the perfect opportunity to get back into sport with joy, pursuing a noble goal! RUN TO KICK has no time registration, so no one will know your real running time ;-)
On the other hand, it’s just like a real race: provision stands with healthy products, stretching and running t-shirts are offered!
We will be expecting you in Osseghem Park (aka Laken Park) in Brussels to experience RUN TO KICK together. But we also know that the situation can easily change and that ever so often (often!) we must adapt. So of course, we will make sure that we respect all the sanitary measures in force at the time of the race, and will keep you informed, in due course, of all the useful practical details.
You can run, jog, walk, roll or crawl over 2, 5 or 10km but above all, you feel like shooting kids’ cancer far way?
If you want to participate alone or in a team, you still need to create your own individual fundraising page to get started.
Good! This allows you to join forces and raise as much as possible to fund the fight against children's cancer because don't forget that every runner of the team remains obligated to raise 200€ minimum(100€ for minors and students under 25) in order to be allowed to participate in RUN TO KICK.
I register and create my own team immediately
I am already registered and want to create a team later
Login to your account and choose one of these options
I want to join a team
It’s as easy as looking for the team’s name in our search engine on the top of your screen and clicking on “I register with this team”. Then, fill in the registration form.
I am already registered and want to join a team
Log into your account first (top right of the screen). Then, look for your team’s name with our search engine on the top of the screen and click on “I join this team”.
Great idea! If your company is eager to support your team by sponsoring the registration costs and/or the team’s fundraising effort, please contact here and we shall be happy to create your team page.
We shall provide you with a secret registration link that should be shared within the company only. This link will enable every prospective runner to benefit from the advantages agreed with your company.
In 2020, we started allocating 100% of the funds raised by our participants to research projects selected in the framework of the FIGHT KIDS CANCER call for European projects.>
FIGHT KIDS CANCER is a joint initiative by KickCancer, Imagine for Margo (France) and the Fondatioun Kriib- skrank Kanner (Luxembourg), the aim of which is to accelerate the most innovative treatments thanks to European financing and collaboration of research on paediatric cancers.
Fight Kids Cancer is developed in collaboration with the European Science Foundation and committee of international independent experts who help us select the best research projects.
In Belgium, France, Luxembourg and Italy as well as in other European countries in the future, those projects are financed thanks to the organisation of our charity family races. When more runners participate or their motivation to fundraise increases, the amount we can invest in research follows suit.
Participate in RUN TO KICK 2022 by running, walking or donating to one of your friends that participate or by sponsoring us and shooting kids’ cancer forever away!
RUN TO KICK 2022: go for 1 million?
In October 2021, we launched our third FIGHT KIDS CANCER call for projects for a total amount of 4 million euros of which KickCancer will finance 1 million euros.
Through these projects, we hope to foster improvements in the knowledge and treatment of the following diseases: B-cell non-Hodgkin’s lymphomas (clinical trial), ewing’s sarcomas (clinical trial), medulloblastomas (translational project), neuroblastomas (2 translational projects)
There is extra project we would love to tell you more about… but we need to raise more funds than initially planned. Are you in to help us reach one million euros to fund this mystery project?
RUN TO KICK 2021
1 100 runners participated in this hybrid edition and fundraised together 725 000€.
Thanks to them we were able to finance 5 FIGHT KIDS CANCER projects. Through these projects, we hope to make significant progress in the knowledge and treatment of the following diseases: B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma (clinical trial), Ewing’s sarcoma (clinical trial), Medulloblastoma (translational project), Neuroblastoma (2 translational projects n°1 & n°2)
RUN TO KICK 2020
770 runners participated in an exceptional connected edition and fundraised together 610 000€. Thanks to them we were able to finance the first 6 FIGHT KIDS CANCER projects for 800 000€. Thanks to those projects, we hope enable major progress in the under- standing and treatments of the following diseases: High-grade gliomas (one clinical trial and one translational project), acute myeloïd leukaemias, rhabdoid tumours, osteosarcomas and neuroblastomas.
RUN TO KICK 2019
1350 runners participated in the second edition and fundraised together 630 000€. Thanks to them, we were able to renew our structural support to the working costs of the BSPHO and finance, together with Fondatioun Kriibskrank Kanner (Luxemburg) and Imagine for Margo (France) the E-SMART project, a clinical trial with an innovative design, which aims at developing targeted therapies for children with a refractory or relapsing disease.
RUN TO KICK 2018
680 runners participated in this first edition and fundraised together 326 000€. Thanks to them, we were able to finance a first year of structural support to the working costs of the BSPHO. The aim of this financing is to enable the Belgian centres to coordinate their research activities in order to make them more effective and improve the care provided to Belgian patients.
Every runner is expected to raise 200€ minimum (100€ for minors and students under 25) through his/her RUN TO KICK fundraising page.
No worries, this goes much easier than you think! Check out this tutorial film to inspire you on how to fundraise super effectively!
You can share your own page, your team's page or your tribes to solicit donations. If your supporter chooses to make a donation on your team's or tribe’s page, the donation will automatically be equally split between the team members who are registered at the moment of the donation.
In all cases, 100% of the funds you raised will be used to fund research against children's cancer.
You want to find out which projects KickCancer finances with your gifts? Please click here to find out more about our projects.
If you want to support a runner, look for his or her name on the top of our page with our search engine. Then, click on “I donate”. If you don’t find him or her, ask to send you the link to his or her page.
You can also decide to support a whole team or a tribe at once. In that case, your donation will automatically be equally split between the team or tribe members who are registered at the time of your donation.
Your name, first name and email address will be communicated to the runner, the team captain or the creator of the tribe, depending on the type of page you will have supported.
Your first name will be mentioned on the page benefitting from the gift. If you do not agree, click on “Make my donation anonymous".
Thanks to our generous partners, 100% of the donations are used to finance research projects which aim at finding innovative treatments, improving existing ones and kicking children’s cancer to send it far, far away forever and may it never come back!
We have chosen reliable and experienced partners (Raise&Shine and Stripe) for your donations and the registration of your personal information. Your data are safe and handled in confidence.
If you donate 40€ or more over the course of a whole tax year (2022), you will receive during the first trimester of 2023 a tax certificate issued by the King Baudouin Foundation which manage your donations through the KickCancer Fund (paired with the KickCancer Foundation) and entitles you to a tax reduction of up to 45% of the amount given.
The RUN TO KICK village is easy to reach! Think green and come by public transport.
The meeting place is Le Parc Ossegem in Laeken right by the Brussels Atomium, at the junction of the districts of Jette en Schaarbeek.
The park is accessible to cyclists, at the main entrance there is a storage area for bicycles which will be guarded.
Don't have your own bike? No problem at all! You easily get to the Atomium on a Villo! bike (station 281). Click here for more info and rates: www.villo.be
You can also always opt for an electronic scooter from Lime, Dott of Bolt.
Drop your friends, family or colleagues off at the Kiss & Ride zone on the Place Louis Steens just next to the main entrance of RUN TO KICK on the Avenue du Gros Tilleul in 1020 Brussels (via Boulevard du Centenaire).
Parking is free on Sundays in the orange zones : Boulevard du Centenaire, Avenue de l'Atomium en Avenue de Bouchout (between 5 – 9 min walk)
You can also park at Parking T (Atomium) of Brussels Expo (10€ per ticket). The car park is located at Boulevard du Centenaire 20 and is 800 meters from the entrance to the RUN TO KICK village).
The site is easily accessible by public transport:
Metroline 6 – stop Heysel (12 min walk)
— Tramline 7 or 19 - stop Sint-Lambertus (7 min walk)
— Tramline 3 - stop De Wand (9 min walk)
— Tramline 93 or 51 - stop King Baudouin Stadium (11 min walk)
Busline 84 or 88 - stop Heysel (12 min walk)
From South Station : metroline 6 – stop Heizel (12 min walk)
From Jette station: tramline 19 – stop Sint-Lambertus (7 min pedestrian walk)
RUN TO KICK will of course ensure that all necessary measures are taken for your safety. To keep up to date with the current rules: go to https://covidsafe.be/en
We are putting together a great programme for the day and will send you all the details in due course.
But already know that the RUN TO KICK village opens at 9am and that the start of the race will be at 11am.
There are no changing rooms or showers on site. Are you running? Then your belongings get a safe place in the depot of the village.
There are toilets at the village, accessible by wheelchair.
For the runners there will be bananas, cookies and water to boost your energy after walking or running.
For those who run a longer course (10 km), water is provided at the side of the course at km 2 and km 5.
Water is available everywhere in the RUN TO KICK village and is free of charge.
Snacks, meals and drinks will be available for purchase in the RUN TO KICK village.
You may also bring your own picnic. Just make sure you leave the RUN TO KICK village clean and throw away your trash in the correct thrash can that will be displayed all over the village!
Are you taking your kids to RUN TO KICK? That’s great! We are planning a Kids Corner for children from 3 to 8 years old, supervised by animators, so that you can all enjoy the atmosphere of the RUN TO KICK village.
Stay with us after the run! There will be a lot to do in the RUN TO KICK village.