The 2018 Greater Chattanooga Rump Run 5K and Fun Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness will take place on Saturday, March 10 at Enterprise South Nature Park.
Area runners, walkers and colon cancer survivors are invited to come together for a morning of family-friendly fun and physical activity dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early colon cancer screening and supporting those affected by the disease.
“We want the community to understand the ways to reduce the risk of developing colon cancer, which is one of the most common cancers for area men and women,” said Dr.
Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, colorectal surgeon and chair of the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation. “This event helps us spread the important message that early detection is key – and if caught early, colon cancer is treatable and beatable.”
All proceeds from the event support the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation’s mission to increase awareness of colorectal cancer, improve access to screenings and offer support to those touched by the disease in the greater Chattanooga area.
The Greater Chattanooga Rump Run is presented by University Surgical Associates, Erlanger Health System, Memorial Health Care System and Parkridge Health System. Sponsors include HHM Wealth Management, Merrill Lynch, First Tennessee, PathGroup, Karl Storz Endoscope, Diagnostic Pathology Services, Galen Digestive Health, Wright Brothers Construction, Pure Harmony Massage, Dr. David Collins and Joe Nabors.
Participants may register online through noon on March 9 at www.rumprun.com
, or on race day at the race site beginning at 7:30 a.m. A survivor recognition will take place at 8:50 a.m. The timed 5K will be held at 9 a.m. and the Fun Walk at 9:30 a.m., followed by the awards ceremony. Pre-registration costs $30 online, and the day-of registration fee is $40. Children 10 and under are $10.
Individuals or groups interested in volunteering call 423-757-0730, or go to www.rumprun.com
to sign up to assist on race day.