Get Involved. Get Moving.
This is your chance to make a difference. Join us at an official Get Your Rear in Gear event. Nothing in your state or area? Think about starting your own event. Your effort could touch the lives of your family, neighbors, co-workers or the people you pass on the sidewalk everyday.
»See the events column on the right for a list of upcoming Run/Walk events and links to past events.
Watch this video to learn more about how the Get Your Rear in Gear movement began.
Run your own race.
Can't make it to a Get Your Rear in Gear 5K? Are you interested in participating in a longer distance event and still want to raise funds for colon cancer?
Download instructions for more information. It's easy to create a personal fundraising page for your own Run, Bike, Triathalon or other fundraising opportunity.
Start Your Own Event
Our goal is to have a Get Your Rear in Gear event in all 50 United States. While our first efforts have been focused on working with local organizers to develop runs, walks, and other sporting events, a Get Your Rear in Gear event can be many things! Organize a bake sale, have a garage sale, or sell a product and donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Colon Cancer Coalition.
Be creative. Then contact us about helping you.
Partnered Fundraising Events
These events are planned and run by volunteers with the money raised benefiting the Colon Cancer Coalition.
- The Booty Ball, an 80s party, Jan. 19, 2013 (Golden Valley, MN)
- Zumbathon® Fundraiser, Mar. 9, 2013 (Latham, NY)
- March Madness 3 on 3, Mar. 15, 2013 (St. Louis, MO)
- Cheeks 'n Sneaks 2K Run/Walk, Mar. 15, 2013 (Cherokee Pharmaceuticals, Monmouth Junction, NJ)
- 5K Fun Run, Mar. 28, 2013 (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)
- Mitch Turner Drive Away Cancer Classic, April 13, 2013 (Martinsville, VA)
- Wifflin' Classic, Wiffle Ball Tournament, Jul. 27, 2013 (New Hope, MN)
To start your own benefit event, please Contact Anne Carlson.
Aligned Run/Walk Events
Heather Ridley Fleeman Battle for Hope, Bentonville, Arkansas
Mercer Island Rotary Half Marathon for Colon Cancer Awareness, Seattle, Washington
2013 Run/Walk Events
The Colon Cancer Coaliton is on track to host nearly 40 Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk events in 2013. Below is an alphabetical list of confirmed locations. If you don't see a city near you we'd love to hear from you about starting a race in your area. Click "Start Your Own Event" at the bottom of this page.
Alexandria, VA - Sat., November 9
*Appanoose Cnty, IA (Centerville) - Sat., April 6
Baton Rouge, LA - Sat., April 27
Boston, MA - Sun., Nov. 3
Charlotte, NC - Sat., March 9
Chicago, IL - Sun., Oct. 5
Colchester, VT - Sun., Aug. 11
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - Sat., May 4
Des Moines, IA - Sat., Aug. 24
*Hampton Roads (Virginia Beach), VA - Oct. 12
*Hickory, NC - Sat., March 16
^Houston, TX - November
Indianapolis, IN - Sat., Oct. 19
*^Jefferson City, MO - Fall
Kansas City, KS - Sat., Sept. 28
Ladd, IL - Sat., May 25
Memphis, TN - Sat., March 23
Mercer Island, WA - Sun., March 24
Milwaukee,WI - Sat., Oct. 12
Muscatine, IA - Sat., Sept. 21
New York City, NY (Brooklyn) - Sun., June 9
Northeast Iowa (Waukon) - Sat., Oct. 5
Orange County, CA - Sat., Nov. 16
Philadelphia, PA - Sun., March 17
Raleigh, NC - Sat., March 2
Rochester, MN - Sat., June 23
^San Antonio, TX - October
^San Diego, CA - October
San Fransisco, CA - Sun., Oct. 6
Saratoga, NY - Sat., Sept. 14
Savannah, GA - Sat., March 2
Seattle, WA - Sun., Nov. 3
^St. Cloud, MN (Zombie Run) - October
Tinley Park, Ill. - Sun., July 28
Tulsa, OK - Sat., Sept. 7
Twin Cities, MN - Sun., April 21
Wichita, KS - Sun., May 26
Winston Salem, NC - Sat., March 23
* New event for 2013
^ Confirmed date to be announced.
2013 List current as of 02/12/13
Alexandria, VA - Sat., November 10
Austin, TX - Sun., March 4
Baton Rouge, LA - Sat., April 28
Boston, MA - Sat., October 13
Charlotte, NC - Sat., March 10
Chattanooga, TN - Sat., March 24
Chicago, IL - Sun., October, 21
Colchester, VT - Sun., August 12
Des Moines, IA - Sat., October 6
Fort Myers, FL - Sat., March 24
*Horseheads, NY - Sat., June 30
*Houston, TX - Sat., November 3
Indianapolis, IN - Sat., June 16
Kansas City, MO - Sat., September 29
Ladd, IL - Sat., May 26
*Memphis, TN - Sat., March 31
*Mercer Island, WA - Sun., March 25
Milwaukee, WI - Sat., October 13
Muscatine, IA - Sat., September 15
NE Iowa (Waukon) - Sat., October 6
New York City, NY - Sun., June 10
Orange County, CA - Sat., November 17
Philadelphia, PA - Sun., March 18
Raleigh, NC - Sat., March 3
Rochester, MN - Sat., June 23
San Antonio, TX - Sun., March 25
*San Diego, CA - Sat., October 13
San Francisco, CA - Sun., October 21
Saratoga, NY - Sat., September 22
*Savannah, GA - Sat., March 3
Seattle, WA - Sun., November 4
*St. Cloud, MN (Zombie Run) - Sat., October 6
Tinley Park, IL - Sun., July 22
*Toledo, OH - Sat., June 2
*Tulsa, OK - Sat., March 10
Twin Cities, MN - Sun., May 20
Wichita, KS - Sun., May 27
Winston-Salem, NC - Sat., March 31