Elgin, IL

Register for the Elgin Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run/Walk, to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Elgin 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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Saturday, August 2, 2014

Fitchie Creek Forest Preserve (adjacent to Prairie View Grade School, 10N630 Nesler Rd, Elgin, IL)

5K Run/Walk Adult:  $30 until July 30; $40 on Race Day
5K Run/Walk Youth (12 and under):  $15 until July 30; $20 on Race Day
Adult Virtual Racer: $30
Youth Virtual Racer: $15

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

Online Registration Closing Day:
Wednesday, July 30, 2014 

Event Schedule:
Registration: 6:30 AM
5K Timed Run: 8:00 AM
5K Walk:  8:10 AM

Free parking at The Grounds! 

Packet Pick Up:
Saturday, August 2 -- Race day!
Beginning at 6:30 a.m.
Prairie View Grade School
10N630 Nesler Road
Elgin, IL

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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.

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, contact:

Devin Wells
Email Devin

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

Sponsorship Information:
It is through the generous support of our sponsors that this event is possible. Please take time to visit our sponsors and thank them for thier support. To have your business become a sponsor please contact Devin and download the packet below.

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Thank you supporting the Colon Cancer Coalition through the Elgin 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 for this highly preventable cancer. Tell everyone you know to talk to their doctor today about colon cancer screening.

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Adult 5K Runner

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  2. Callie Leisten - $40.00
  3. Crystal Lange - $25.00
  4. Karen Banaszak - $20.00

Adult 5K Walker

  1. Stephanie Trimble - $175.00
  2. Maria Cinquepalmi - $100.00
  3. Edward A Voeks - $100.00
  4. Linda Deady - $50.00
  5. Connie Gryb - $50.00
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