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Yes, jogging strollers are welcome at Get Your Rear in Gear

Monday, June 18, 2018

By: Melissa Barth


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Feel free to push your jogging stroller through the race course during the Get Your Rear in Gear-Green Bay 5K run/walk.

 

“Strollers are welcome and are encouraged,” said Hannah Van Hoof, race director for the fourth annual Get Your Rear in Gear run/walk in Green Bay. The event will be on Saturday, August 4.

 

“We’re doing all we can to remove barriers to participation in this colon cancer awareness event.”

 

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. Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay is the presenting sponsor.

 

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 on Green Bay’s east side. It will wind its way around the hospital campus before taking you through nearby neighborhoods.

 

“We just ask that you to exercise caution and be mindful of other participants while you’re on the course with a stroller and your passengers,” Van Hoof said of those who’ll run or walk with a stroller.

 

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.

 

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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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.  

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