Asheville Gastroenterology has held a race for the past several years and now appear to be part of a larger network of races coordinated by the Colon Cancer Coalition. I reviewed the Colon Cancer Coalition website and it looks like at this point there are 19 such races scheduled around the U.S. Here’s some information from the local organizers:
FROM THE RACE ORGANIZERS
Register for the Asheville Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run/Walk, an event hosted by Asheville Gastroenterology to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Asheville area. Monies raised will stay in our community, helping with prevention, early detection and treatment, and healthy living projects for this disease. The event includes refreshments, tech shirts and marathon quality medals for age group winners. Get Your Rear in Gear provides a special opportunity to honor survivors and those lost to colon cancer in our community.
RACE INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
The race starts at 9 AM on Saturday, March 22, 2014. More information and online registration is available at the race website.