Can’t run or walk the Get Your Rear in Gear? Volunteer!

Monday, July 24, 2017

By: Femi Cole


The third annual Get Your Rear in Gear-Green Bay is Saturday, August 5. If you can’t run or walk the 5K, but still want to be a part of the excitement, consider volunteering.


Options include course and venue setup, registration, race packet pickup and runner support.


“No matter how you volunteer, we’re happy to have you help out. You’re volunteering for a great cause,” executive race director Mike Schmidt says. “You get to enjoy the fun and excitement of the Get Your Rear in Gear, even if you don’t line up at the starting line.”


The 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.


Funds raised go toward local area colon cancer screening and support programs.


The event will feature a 5K (3.1-mile) timed race and a 1.5-mile walk. There also will be a kids’ fun run. The run/walk is scheduled to start at 9 a.m. on the Aurora BayCare Medical Center campus at 2845 Greenbrier Road in Green Bay. It will wind its way around the hospital campus before taking you through nearby neighborhoods.


The day 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.


“By volunteering for the race, you’re helping support our efforts to increase the health of the community and raise awareness of colon cancer,” said Dr. Erik Johnson, an Aurora BayCare colorectal surgeon. “Aside from participating in the actual run or walk, volunteering is the next best thing.”


Registration is open. The fee is $25 for adults and $15 for ages 12 and under through August 2, 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.


Visit the Get Your Rear in Gear-Green Bay Facebook page or website for more information, registration, and volunteer information.

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