Where to park for Get Your Rear in Gear
Thursday, August 4, 2016
The Get Your Rear in Gear-Green Bay presented by Aurora BayCare Medical Center will provide plenty of parking for the run/walk on Saturday, Aug. 6.
Parking is available in the spacious lots around Aurora BayCare Medical Center’s campus at 2845 Greenbrier Road on Green Bay’s east side. Clearly marked signs will offer drivers directions on where to park, as will strategically positioned parking lot attendants.
Race day participants, supporters and spectators are encouraged to arrive early for the 9 a.m. 5K run/walk, park and prepare for the big event.
Race day tips
- Relax: You’re here to have fun and bring much-needed attention to a great health cause.
- Last check: Go through your mental checklist – running shoes, favorite apparel, bib fastened to front of T-shirt, electronic music device charged and ready to go, and so on.
- Pace yourself: It’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of the race and blow your planned pace. Run at a comfortable pace to better ensure a positive outcome at the finish line.
- Enjoy the event in its entirety: Take in all the sights and sounds of your race day event. The cheers, the waving, it’ll be gone soon after you cross the finish line. Enjoy every second of it as you make your way through the race course.
- Offer thanks: When you grab a cup of water from the water stations, try to make eye contact and offer a quick thank you to the volunteers working at them. This event wouldn’t be possible without the support and dedication of all of our volunteers.
- Cross the finish line: Go ahead, throw your arms in the air and let it out! You accomplished something many people only wish they would do. Once you’ve celebrated your achievement, keep it moving. Don’t clog the finisher’s chute. Keep moving with the flow of runner/walker traffic, grab your post-race refreshments and join the other triumphant participants. You deserve to be celebrated.
The Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk is an effort to raise awareness of colon cancer and better educate the public about the importance of appropriate screenings and early detection. The race is a program of the Colon Cancer Coalition, a Minneapolis-based group that promotes national awareness of colon cancer and encourages increased use of screenings.
Aurora BayCare Medical Center is the event’s presenting sponsor.
The event is expected to draw about 200 participants.
Registration is $25 for adults and $15 for ages 12 and under through today, then $30 for adults and $20 for ages 12 and under from August 4 to race day. The kids’ fun run is $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.