The Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation will host its 2020 Rump Run 5K and Fun Walk for Colon Cancer Awareness on Saturday, March 28 at Enterprise South Nature Park.
Runners, walkers and colorectal cancer survivors are invited to join a morning of family-friendly fun and physical activity dedicated to raising awareness about the importance of early colon cancer screening and celebrating survivorship, while remembering those who lost their battle and supporting individuals and loved ones impacted by the disease.
“Colon cancer is still one of the most common cancers for people in the greater Chattanooga area - yet if caught early, it is also one of the most treatable and beatable,” said Dr. Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, colorectal surgeon and chair of the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation. “This event helps spread the word about the importance of early detection and highlights colon cancer screening as a key way for area residents to reduce their risk for developing this disease.”
All proceeds from the event further the organization’s mission to increase community knowledge of colorectal cancer signs and symptoms, 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 Galen Medical Group, and supported by founding sponsors CHI Memorial, Erlanger Health System, Parkridge Medical Group and University Surgical Associates. Additional sponsors include EPB, Benchmark Physical Therapy, Diagnostic Pathology Services, Digestive Care and Management, First Horizon, HHM Wealth Advisors, PathGroup and Brewer Media.
Participants may register online through midnight on March 27, 2020 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 9:05 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.
"Volunteers are essential to the success of the Rump Run," officials said. "Individuals or groups interested in volunteering on race day may call 423-757-0730 or go to www.rumprun.com to sign up."