Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation’s 10th Annual Rump Run Will Set For March 2022

Monday, October 25, 2021
After postponements in 2020 and 2021 due to the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency, the Greater Chattanooga Colon Cancer Foundation plans to host its signature family-friendly 5k on Saturday, March 26, 2022 at Enterprise South Nature Park.
 
Registration is now open and organizers are planning a "safe and fun race," the theme of which is “No Ifs, Ands, or Butts.” All registrations, donations and sponsorships for the twice-postponed fundraiser will be honored at the March 26 event, which is set to include long-time local radio personality and Chattanooga Tourism Company Cultural Tourism Director Donna Elle Harrison as the awards ceremony emcee.
 
“After our two-year delay, we are more ready than ever to celebrate 10 years of Rump Run and renew our collective commitment to supporting the fight against colorectal cancer, which remains one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in our region,” said Dr.
Shauna Lorenzo-Rivero, colorectal surgeon and GCCCF board chair. “We are excited to welcome everyone in support of our work to educate at-risk individuals about how to lessen their chances of developing this disease.”
 
As always, the Rump Run 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. Those who want to support while sleeping in can do so by selecting the Bum in Bed virtual participation option at RumpRun.com. 
 
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 those touched by the disease.
 
“We know it’s been a long wait, and we are grateful for the continued support of our sponsors and race participants,” said Mindy Kolin, GCCCF executive director. “It’s not too early to reach out to your friends and family to once again form teams and recruit team members.
 
“Each registration helps us increase colon cancer awareness and prevention efforts in Chattanooga – together, we can spread the life-saving message that colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable.” 
 
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. Other 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. Sponsorship opportunities are available – for more information, email Mindy@gcccf.org. 

Participants may register online through midnight on March 25, 2022 at www.rumprun.com or on race day at the race site beginning at 7:30 a.m. Registrations must be entered online by Feb. 10, 2022 in order to guarantee a 10th Anniversary Rump Run race t-shirt. A survivor recognition ceremony will take place at 8:50 a.m. The timed 5K will begin at 9 a.m. and the one mile Fun Walk at 9:05 a.m., followed by the awards ceremony at 10 a.m. Pre-registration costs $30 online, and the day-of registration fee is $40. Children 10 and under can participate for $10. 

Volunteers are vital 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 and support race day activities.

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