Can’t run or walk the Get Your Rear in Gear? Donate!
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
The fourth annual Get Your Rear in Gear-Green Bay is Saturday, August 4. If you can’t attend the annual 5K run/walk – you still can participate.
The virtual racer option allows individuals to register online and support a team’s fundraising goals or the event’s fundraising goals without having to attend the run/walk. Virtual racers receive a race-day T-shirt, which can be picked up in person or by a family member or friend.
Colon cancer survivors who register as virtual racers will receive a survivor T-shirt.
Funds raised go toward local area colon cancer screening and support programs.
The annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K run/walk is powered by the Colon Cancer Coalition, a Minneapolis-based non-profit organization seeking to raise national awareness about colon cancer screening and early detection.
The Green Bay event features a 5K (3.1-mile) timed race and a 1.5-mile walk. There also is a kids’ fun run. The run/walk starts at 9 a.m. on the Aurora BayCare Medical Center campus at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. It will wind its way around the hospital campus and take participants through nearby neighborhoods.
The event will include opportunities to celebrate colon cancer survivors and provide support for those family members and caregivers left behind following a loved one’s fight with the disease.
Registration is open. The fee is $25 for adults and $15 for ages 12 and under through July 31, the close of online registration. Fees are $30 for adults and $20 for ages 12 and under on race day. The kids’ fun run remains $15.
Erik Johnson, MD, FACS, is Board Certified in general surgery and in colon and rectal surgery, and practices at Aurora BayCare Medical Center. Dr. Johnson received his education at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and completed two fellowships, one at Ferguson Clinic in colorectal and one at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics in oncology. Learn more here.