Hey, kids! Look for the mascots at Get Your Rear in Gear

Friday, June 8, 2018

By: Femi Cole


Get Your Rear in Gear – Green Bay plans to add another layer of excitement to the Kids’ Fun Run this year.


The excitement comes in the form of mascots. The event’s younger registrants will have a chance to run with their favorite Green Bay mascots during the fourth annual Get Your Rear in Gear – Green Bay 5K run/walk on Saturday, August 4.


Mascots from the Green Bay Bullfrogs, Green Bay Gamblers, Green Bay Blizzard, and Universal Pictures’ "Minions" movie will attend the event and run with the young'uns on the kids’ course.


“We brought mascots in last year and the kids loved them,” says Hannah Van Hoof, the executive race director. “We want to recreate that feeling for the kids. That’s why we’re encouraging families to register their kids for the fun run.  The youngsters can race with some of their favorite mascots.”


Get Your Rear in Gear 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.


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.


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

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