The event, which aims to increase colon cancer awareness, will raise money for early detection and prevention. Again this year all proceeds will benefit the American Cancer Society’s initiative to increase screening rates to 80% by the end of this year. By meeting our fundraising goal, together, we can help prevent 277,000 new cases of colon cancer and 203,000 deaths within the next 20 years.
Last year we were able to almost double our goal of $5,000 by raising $9,395.92. This year we are setting out to hit that $10,000 mark. The proceeds will benefit the local American Cancer Society and promote early screening and prevention of colon cancer.
The race will start and finish at Founders Park in Rapid City. Registration will open at 10:00 a.m. and the race will begin at 11:00 a.m. Registration fee for all participants on race day is $25.
Early registration for this event is now open and will close March 17. Registration forms are available at The Runner’s Shop, Rapid City Medical Center, and The Endoscopy Center or online at www.RCGastro.com. Early registration rates are $20 and $15 for Runners Club members. All racers are invited for lunch and brews under the giant inflatable colon sponsored by Lost Cabin immediately following the race.
The first 250 people to register will receive a fleece beanie and all participants will receive a SWAG bag at registration. All fitness levels are welcome. This event is designed for the whole family to enjoy!
For more information about the Bottoms Up for Colon Cancer 5K run/walk, call Andi Litton or Leslie Messenger of the Rapid City Medical Center at (605) 342-3280.