Register for the Alexandria Get Your Rear in Gear® 5K Run/Walk to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Alexandria 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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Get Your Rear in Gear - Alexandria 5K run/walk including the Tekeste Mengistu Memory Mile.
The 5K started in 2009 in memory of Tony Snow and others we have lost to colon cancer.  2014 adds the Tekeste Mengistu Memory Mile which will be the third mile of the 5K.  We will remember all those that we have lost to colon cancer by placing blue flags along the course in their memory.  You will be able to dedicate a flag at packet pick up or on race morning to be placed along the Memory Mile of the course.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Cameron Run Park
4001 Eisenhower Ave, Alexandria, VA

5K Run/Walk Adult:  $30 until October 29; $35 on Race Day
5K Run/Walk Youth (12 and under): $15 until October 29; $20 on Race Day

Can't attend in person? Become a Virtual Racer!
Adult Virtual Racer: $30
Youth Virtual Racer: $15
(Online only)
Please note: fees are non-refundable and race bibs are non-transferable

Online Registration Closing Date:
Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Event Schedule:
Registration: 7:00 AM
5K Timed Run: 8:00 AM 
5K Walk: 8:05 AM

Packet Pickup:
Friday, October 31st 
Location and time to come
Packets can also be picked-up on race morning rom 7 to 8:00 a.m. 

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:

Semhal Tekeste
Email Semhal 

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Alexandria Get Your Rear in Gear
Thank you supporting the Colon Cancer Coalition through the Alexandria 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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