Rump Run 5k For Colon Cancer Awareness Is March 15

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Greater Chattanooga Rump Run 5K Run/Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness will take place on Saturday, March 15, at Enterprise South Nature Park. 

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 second deadliest cancer.  

All of the funds raised by the event will support the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation’s efforts to increase awareness of colorectal cancer, improve access to screenings and offer support to those affected by the disease in the greater Chattanooga area.

The Greater Chattanooga Rump Run is a joint collaborative led by University Surgical Associates, Erlanger Health System, Memorial Health Care System and Parkridge Health System. Sponsors of this year’s event include Memorial Mission Surgery Center, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Galen Medical Group, Diagnostic Pathology Services, Blush Magazine, Brewer Media, Advanced Foot Care, Groome Transportation and Puckett EMS.

Participants may register online through March 13 at rumprun.com or on race day at the race site beginning at 7:30 a.m. The timed 5K will be held at 9 a.m., followed by the one-mile Fun Walk at 9:15 a.m. The awards ceremony/survivor recognition will be held at 10 a.m. Pre-registration costs are $30 online and $35 mail-in, and the day-of registration fee is $40. Children 10 and under are $10. Volunteers are needed. To sign up to assist on race day or for additional information, visit rumprun.com.


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