The 2016 Greater Chattanooga Rump Run 5K and Fun Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness will take place on Saturday, March 19 at Enterprise South Nature Park in Chattanooga.
Runners, walkers and colon cancer survivors will come together to raise awareness for the importance of early colon cancer screening, and to provide support for those affected by the nation’s number two cancer killer.
“Locally, colon cancer is one of the most common cancers,” said Dr. Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, colon and rectal surgeon and president of the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation. “This event helps us spread the word that it IS possible to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer. We want the community to understand that early detection is also key – if caught early, colon cancer is treatable and beatable.”
All funds raised will continue the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation’s efforts to increase awareness of colorectal cancer, improve access to screenings and offer support to those touched by the disease in the greater Chattanooga region.
The Greater Chattanooga Rump Run is supported by University Surgical Associates, Erlanger Health System, Memorial Health Care System and Parkridge Health System.
Participants may register online at www.rumprun.com or on race day at the race site beginning at 7:30 a.m. The timed 5K will be held at 9:00 a.m. and the Fun Walk at 9:15 a.m., followed by the awards ceremony. Pre-registration costs are $30 online and $35 mail-in, and the day-of registration fee is $40. Children 10 and under are $10. Attendees must register by Feb. 23 in order to be guaranteed a tee shirt.
Volunteers are needed for the event. Please call 423-757-0717 to sign up to assist on race day.