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!
Contact us about helping you.
Organize a bake sale, have a garage sale, or sell a product and donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Colon Cancer Coalition.
The following events are planned and run by volunteers with the money raised benefiting the Colon Cancer Coalition.
To start your own benefit event, please contact Anne Carlson.
2014 Benefit Events
2013 Benefits Events
- 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)
- Jerry Bowers Memorial 5D Barrel Race, Nov. 8, 2013 (Vancleave, MS)
Aligned Run/Walk Events
Heather Ridley Fleeman Battle for Hope, Bentonville, Arkansas
Mercer Island Rotary Half Marathon for Colon Cancer Awareness, Seattle, Washington
2014 Get Your Rear in Gear Run/Walk Events
The Colon Cancer Coalition will host nearly 50 Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk events in 2014. Below is an alphabetical list of confirmed locations. More cities will be added as dates are confirmed.
If you don't see a city near you we'd love to hear from you about starting a race in your area.
+Alexandria, VA - TBA
*Atlanta, GA - Sat., Feb. 15
Austin, TX - Sun., March 30
Baton Rouge, LA - Sat., March 22
+Boston, MA - TBA
Charlotte, NC - Sat., March 8
*+Cleveland, OH - TBA
+Chicago, IL - TBA
Colchester, VT - August 12
+Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - TBA
Des Moines, IA - Sat., Aug. 23
*+Elgin, IL - TBA
*+Fort Drum, NY - TBA
Hickory, NC - Sat., March 22
+Houston, TX - TBA
+Indianapolis, IN - TBA
Kansas City, MO - TBA
+Kinston, NC - TBA
Ladd, IL - Sat., May 24
+Memphis, TN - TBA
Mercer Island, WA - Sun., March 23
Milwaukee, WI - Sat., Oct. 11
*Mobile, AL - Sat., Feb. 8
Muscatine, IA - Sat., Sept. 20
New York City, NY - Sat., June 14
+Orange County, CA - Sat., Nov. 15
Peoria, IL - July 12
Philadelphia, PA - Sun., March 23
Raleigh, NC - Sat., March 1
Rochester, MN - Sat., June 28
+San Antonio, TX - TBA
+San Diego, CA - TBA
San Fransisco, CA - Sat., Oct. 5
+Savannah, GA - TBA
Saratoga, NY - Sat., September 13
Seattle, WA - Sun., Nov. 2
+St. Cloud, MN (Zombie Run) - TBA
Tinley Park, IL - Sun., July 27
Tulsa, OK - Sat., Sept. 6
Twin Cities, MN - Sun., May 18
*Watertown, SD - Sat., Sept. 27
+Waukon, IA (NE Iowa) - TBA
Wichita, KS - Sun., May 25
*Wilkes-Barre, PA - Sat., April 26
Winston-Salem, NC - Sat., March 8
* New host city
+ Date to be announced
2014 List current as of 11/18/13
2013 Run/Walk Events
Alexandria, VA - Sat., Nov. 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 - Sat., Oct. 5
Colchester, VT - Sun., Aug. 11
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX - Sat., May 4
Des Moines, IA - Sat., Aug. 24
*Hickory, NC - Sat., March 16
Houston, TX - Sun., Oct. 13
Indianapolis, IN - Sat., Oct. 19
Kansas City, KS - Sat., Sept. 28
*Kinston, NC - Sat., Oct. 12
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
Orange County, CA - Sat., Nov. 16
Philadelphia, PA - Sun., March 17
Raleigh, NC - Sat., March 2
Rochester, MN - Sat., June 23
San Fransisco, CA - Sun., Oct. 6
Saratoga, NY - Sat., Sept. 14
Savannah, GA - Sat., March 2
Seattle, WA - Sun., Nov. 3
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