Due to continued concerns around the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation’s Rump Run has been postponed to Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Enterprise South Nature Park.
All registrations, donations and sponsorships made in 2020 will be honored at the March 20 event. Despite the delay, organizers are still working to make the 10th annual Rump Run the best one yet.
“We hope that everyone who was planning to join us this year will stick with us and continue forming teams and recruiting team members,” said Kayse Rigsby, Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation executive director.
“Every registration raises more funds to support increasing colon cancer awareness in Chattanooga and reaching at-risk populations with the life-saving message that colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable.”
The family-friendly event is open to runners, walkers and colon cancer survivors of all ages and offers a morning of fun physical activity focused on raising awareness about the importance of colon cancer screening and supporting those affected by the disease.
“Colon cancer remains one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in our area, so it’s vital for us to continue our efforts to educate the community on ways to reduce the risk of developing this disease,” said Dr. Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, colorectal surgeon and GCCCF chair.
All proceeds from the event support the GCCCF’s ongoing mission to increase local awareness of colorectal cancer, improve access to screenings and offer support to individuals and loved ones touched by the disease.
The Greater Chattanooga Rump Run is presented by Galen Medical. Founding sponsors include University Surgical Associates, Parkridge Health System, CHI Memorial, and Erlanger Health System. Sponsors include EPB, Benchmark Physical Therapy, BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Community Trust, Brewer Media, Chattanooga Endoscopy Center, Diagnostic Pathology Services, Digestive Care and Management, First Horizon, HHM Wealth Advisors, Myriad Labs, PathGroup and Service Electric.
Participants may register online through midnight on March 19 at www.rumprun.com or on race day at the race site beginning at 7:30 a.m. A survivor recognition ceremony 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 key to ensuring the success of the Rump Run. Individuals or groups interested in volunteering may call (423) 757-0730 or go to www.rumprun.com to sign up to assist on race day.