20 Km - practical information

On Sunday 26th May 2024, the legendary 20 km of Brussels race will take place, bringing together nearly 40,000 runners or walkers from all over the world.

It is also the meeting point for many sportsmen and women with a big heart who take up a personal challenge and commit themselves to raising funds for the fight against cancer. Runners or walkers, regular or occasional, everyone completes the course at their own pace and according to their means.

  • Minimum age required is 12 years.
  • The organisers advise participants to have a medical examination before the race.
  • Race number: The participant receives a race number according to the time achieved in the previous year or a reference time over an equivalent distance and according to the remaining numbers. The chip is integrated into the number.
  • Race time: The participant has a time limit of 6 hours to complete the race. After the end of the race vehicle has passed by, the participant is obliged to comply with the traffic regulations.
  • Refreshments: 6 SPA water stations are provided along the course.
  • Liability: no liability is accepted for the loss or theft of the race number. The participant is solely responsible for it. Each participant takes part in the race under his/her own responsibility. The Red Cross will provide medical assistance and will be placed along the course.
  • Start on 26th May 2024 at 10:00 am. (Handisport start at 9.30 am)
  • Starting point: Cinquantenaire, Brussels - Belgium

For more information: www.20kmdebruxelles.be/en/

For the Foundation

A meeting point/cloakroom is available for the Fournier-Majoie Foundation team. The venue will be announced shortly.

The registration fee for the Foundation's team is 50€ pp. This price includes the registration for the 20 km, the technical T-shirt and the logistic costs.

Why participate

The Fournier-Majoie Foundation

Another way to support cancer research.

To crush cancer

Cancer is a global scourge that will affect 1 in 3 people in developed countries by 2025. Despite enormous therapeutic advances, cancer still has a tragic outcome in half the cases. To change this, the Fournier-Majoie Foundation supports innovative cancer research projects by combining entrepreneurial spirit and philanthropy.

To take up a sporting challenge

Walking or running the 20 km of Brussels is an opportunity for everyone to take up a sporting challenge, a personal challenge to walk, to push back one's limits to support in joy, good humour and effort:

  • The researchers discovering new cures for cancer
  • A friend, colleague, relative, or parent suffering from cancer
  • In memory of a deceased person.

To encourage each other

Everyone can participate in their own way, even if they are not sportsmen or women!

Your company, your friends, your family, your colleagues can sponsor you. They will encourage you in your sporting endeavours and thus contribute to supporting the work of researchers in finding new therapeutic solutions for patients.

The funds raised will support innovative and very promising projects of the researchers supported by the Foundation.

To create beautiful memories!

Join us and experience this friendly sporting event by inviting your family, colleagues and friends to sponsor your effort.

Share a unique experience with other Philanthropreneurs who are sensitive to the cause and who support the mission of the Foundation "Empowering entrepreneurs to crush cancer".

Give yourself great memories!

Of shared efforts

Of sweat, cramps, blisters

Of ears lulled by the entertainment,

Of bodies carried by the 40,000 participants

Of comfort and pride in having exceeded your limits

Of sharing and exchange at the finish line

Whether to support the researchers, in memory of or with all your heart... This 26th May 2024 will remain an unforgettable moment!

Be a hero!

If you want to participate alone or in a team, you first need to register, and then you will be invited to create your own individual fundraising page.

Here is the registration procedure:

  1. Click on the button I register
  2. Watch out! If you wish to join an existing team, look for its name with our search engine located at the top of the screen and click on “I register with this team”.
  3. Fill in the form ( your personal information, choose if you walk or run and select your t-shirt size, etc.)
  4. Create your personal fundraising page. ( a minimum sponsorship amount of €188 will be expected). Add a nice picture and a personal presentation text. The more you customise your page, the more your friends will want to support your effort!
  5. Choose a password for your personal account. It will allow you to manage and edit your page later.
  6. Register other participants (colleagues, family members , friends ) or finalise your own registration and pay the €50 fee (cost of race number, T-shirt and logistics). Once your fundraising page is paid for, it will be published.

You will soon receive an email confirming the completion of your registration.

You can start fundraising by sharing the link to your page.

What if I want to create a team?

To create your own team if you are not yet registered (Watch out! If you wish to join an existing team, look for its name with our search engine located at the top of the screen and click on “I register with this team”)

  1. Click on the button “I register”
  2. Proceed with the registration procedure as many times as number of people you want to have registered.
  3. Immediately after all registrations are completed, proceed by clicking on the “I create a team” button.
  4. Pick a nice picture and write a short text introducing your team.

You will soon receive an email confirming the completion of your registration and the creation of your team.

You can start inviting your friends, family and colleagues to join your team and of course, fundraising all together to support cancer research.

You are already registered and wish to create a team?

You are already registered and wish to create a team? Login to your account (top right of the screen) and then, several options:

Go to the teams’ list (under the teams’ podium “all the teams”) and click on the “I create a team” button.

Go to your personal space: My pages > xxxxxxxx My teams > click on “I create a team”.

You wish to join a team?

You are not yet registered and wish to join your friends’ and family’s (existing) 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.

If you are already registered and wish to join an existing team, log into your account first (top right of the screen). Then, look for your team’s name with our search engine at the top of the screen and click on “I join this team”.

Participate with my company

If your company is eager to support your team by sponsoring the registration costs and/or the team’s fundraising effort, please contact us via philanthropreneur@fournier-majoie.org, 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.

The supported project

Tobacco to cure cancer

Our laureate, Dr Bertrand Magy, CEO of the start-up atb therapeutics based near Marche-en-Famenne, has developed a new class of cancer drugs based on plants derived from tobacco: atbodies (bioengineered antibodies toxins). This targeted therapy for blood cancers is both much more powerful against cancer cells than chemical agents and much less toxic for healthy cells. Other advantages: atbodies (these 'missiles' that target cancer cells very precisely) generate fewer side effects and are produced 2 x faster than traditional ADCs.

Tips for your fundraising

Each participant is asked to raise a minimum of €188 (€88 for under 18y) via their fundraising page..

Tips for getting sponsored: simple and effective

  1. Set an example
  2. Nobody likes to be the first to give. That's why it's always best to make the first donation yourself on your page! This first donation will also serve as a reference amount for your friends and family, so don't hesitate to be generous!
  3. Explain why you are interested in this sporting challenge
  4. Prepare an email in which you explain your approach and WHY you are supporting the Fournier-Majoie Foundation. Be simple and honest. Tell your story, that's what interests your friends the most!
  5. Start with your closest contacts
  6. Those closest to you will certainly be the most sensitive to your commitment. Start by collecting the first donations and then expand to your friends, colleagues, etc. to reinforce your IMPACT.
  7. Go into social networking mode
  8. Do you want people to see your fundraising? You can always tag those who have already made a donation and thank them! Your publication is then shared in your network's newsfeed, but also in that of the person concerned. This will not only increase the visibility of your fundraising, but also show that others are supporting you!
  9. Re-launch the discussion by email
  10. You can inform your supporters about the progress of your fundraising (50% of the objective reached, 75%, etc.) and remind those who may have simply forgotten to make a donation! Don't be shy, you're doing a good thing! And if you don't ask, you won't receive!
  11. Thank your supporters
  12. A thank you is so heartwarming. Whether it's during or at the end of your project, take the time to write to your generous supporters to thank them for their commitment and the impact of their donation!

Want to know more about the projects supported by the Fournier-Majoie Foundation? Consult our activity report on www.fournier-majoie.org/en/

Donations and tax benefits

To support a participant, look for the name of his page with the search tool at the top of the page and then click on "I give". If you can't find it, ask them to send you the direct link to their collection page.

It is also possible to support a complete team, in which case the donations will automatically be divided equally among all the pages of the members registered at the time of the donation.

Your name, first name and email address will be sent to the person/team leader according to the page you have supported.

Your first name will be listed on the page that benefited from your donation. If you wish to remain anonymous, click on "Make my donation anonymous" and your name will not be published.

Our 100% model

In order to ensure transparency and impact of donations, the founder has provided a separate endowment to cover all operating and communication costs of the Foundation. In this way, 100% of donations go directly to scientific cancer research projects.

We have chosen reliable and experienced partners (Raise&Shine and Stripe) for donations and personal data registration. Your data will be handled discreetly/confidentially and securely.

If the sum of your donations made to the Fournier-Majoie Foundation during the fiscal year (2024) is €40 or more, you will receive in the first quarter of 2025 a tax certificate issued by the King Baudouin Foundation which manages donations through the Fournier-Majoie Foundation Fund. You will be able to benefit from a tax reduction of 45% of the amount of your donation.