2014 Philadelphia, PA

Register for the Philadelphia Get Your Rear in Gear® 4 Mile Run, 2 Mile Walk and Kids Fun Run to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Philadelphia area. Monies raised will stay in our community, helping with prevention, early detection and treatment, and healthy living projects for this disease. The event includes refreshments, tech shirts and marathon quality medals for age group winners.  Get Your Rear in Gear provides a special opportunity to honor survivors and those lost to colon cancer in our community.
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Sunday, March 23, 2014

Memorial Hall/Please Touch Museum
4231 Avenue of the Republic
Philadelphia, PA

Event Schedule: 
Registration7:00 - 8:15 a.m.

Kids Fun Run 8:30 a.m.

4 mile timed run 8:35 a.m.

2 mile walk 8:45 a.m.

Online Registration Closing Date:
Sunday, March 16, 2014, 11:59 p.m. Eastern time.   
Participant fees at Packet Pick-up or on race morning:
4 Mile Run: $32.00
2 Mile Walk Adult: $32
2 Mile Walk Youth (12 and under): $15
Kids Fun Run (12 and under): $15

This is the preliminary route and waiting on final course measurement and certification.

Download directions & parking information.
NOTE: Do not park on the grass or you will receive a ticket from the City of Philadelphia.
Packet Pick Up:
Friday, March 21:
11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Saturday, March 22:
11 a.m.- 3 p.m.

NEW LOCATION! Road Runner Sports Cherry Hill 
(Wegmans Shopping Center, Rt 70)
921 Haddonfield Rd
Cherry Hill, NJ 08002
(856) 254-0060
(856) 254-0060

Join the fun at pre-packet pick up with free parking, raffles, craft beer & wine, snacks, music, prizes, interactive CRUSH IT board and the Shoe Dog interactive gait analysis 10% discount (20% if VIP) on everything in the store!

Advance Registration Fees:
4 Mile Run:  $27
2 Mile Walk Adult: $27
2 Mile Walk Youth (12 and under):  $13
Kids Fun Run (12 and under): $13
Adult Virtual Racer: $27
Youth Virtual Racer: $13

Unable to attend Get Your Rear in Gear? Do you still want to make an impact on colon cancer in your community? Register as a "Virtual Racer" and support the cause from your pajamas, your kids soccer field, your work, or your vacation! You can even join a team and help them win prizes on event day!

Becoming a Virtual Racer allows you to register and raise pledges in support of your local Get Your Rear in Gear event.  Those registered for this option will receive a 2014 Race t-shirt (must be picked up in person or by a family member or friend at packet pick-up or on race day).  When selecting this option, you can also choose to join the team of your choice.  Colon cancer survivors registering as a Virtual Racer will also receive a Survivor t-shirt.
Please note: fees are non-refundable and race bibs are non-transferable

Important information for teams:
Team Captains MUST register first and create their team name during the registration process. Team Members should register after the team captain has registered and created the team. Team members will then select the team name from the drop down box on the registration form during registration. Teams must consist of 10 or more people.
Online Fundraising
A fundraising page will automatically be created for you once you have completed your online registration! Teams and individuals can then personalize your page and invite your friends & family to make a donation online. You will receive an email on how to access your fundraising page.

For more information, please contact:

Maria Grasso
Executive Director
Get Your Rear in Gear - Philadelphia

Phone: 856-371-9238
Email Maria

Bonnie Grant
Media Contact

Phone: 215-290-0382
Email Bonnie

Online Registration Questions

Phone: 952-378-1237

Ellen Soloff

Email Ellen

Abby Harvey

Email Abby

For more information or to find Get Your Rear in Gear events in other cities visit our website.
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Philadelphia Get Your Rear in Gear

Thank you supporting the Colon Cancer Coalition through the Philadelphia Get Your Rear in Gear 5K event. With your help, we are working to increase knowledge of this disease and its warning signs, and positively impact screening rates from this highly preventable cancer. Tell everyone you know to talk to their doctor today about colon cancer screening.

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Top Fundraisers

Adult 4 Mile Runner

  1. Mark Hepperlen - $3,915.00
  2. Maureen Gonzales - $3,298.00
  3. Patrick Healey - $2,695.00
  4. Julie Rossi - $2,355.00
  5. Devon Maiorano Diamond - $1,823.00

Youth 4 Mile Runner

  1. Dana Kalins - $25.00

Adult 2 Mile Walker

  1. Jill Tighe - $4,500.00
  2. Lisa Issa - $4,315.00
  3. Maria Grasso - $3,380.00
  4. Diane Driscoll - $2,310.00
  5. Lisa Davies - $2,098.00

Youth 2 Mile Walker

  1. Andrew Connelly Jr. - $265.00
  2. Morgan Albright - $155.00
  3. Evan Connelly - $131.00
  4. Liam Sheth - $127.00
  5. Sam Spisak - $125.00

Kids Fun Run

  1. Adam Brozzetti - $100.00
  2. Ashley Soska - $55.00
  3. Rory Gonzales - $50.00
  4. Shannon Messner - $25.00
  5. Katie Gallagher - $15.00

Adult Virtual Racer

  1. Cheryl Costella - $1,650.00
  2. Laura Kerns - $250.00
  3. Kimberly Russell-Eheman - $100.00
  4. Wayne Swanson - $100.00
  5. Lori Pusztay - $50.00

Youth Virtual Racer

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