Raleigh 2016

A great team needs a great captain.

And we’re here to help you with the details.

Team in colonTeam captains must register first and create their team name during the registration process. Team members can then join the team when they register by selecting the team name from the drop down box on the registration form.

Download Team Captain Packet

Team Captains! Watch your email for important race day information just for teams. Be sure you have selected to receive email communication from us, or you may miss some important details.

Team awards given on event day include:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Largest Team
  • Most Creative Team

Other awards may also be given at the discretion of the local event director.

Have Questions? Take a look at the team captain packet and our FAQ page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Every Dollar Counts

top fundraisersWe appreciate all fundraising efforts by our participants, no matter how large or small. Money raised by runners and walkers like you will help us reach our goals of increasing screening for the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer in your local community.

If each of you were to raise or donate just $35 the Colon Cancer Coalition would have an additional $1 million to help us reach the goal of an 80% colon cancer screening rate by the year 2018.

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An award will be giving to the Top Individual Fundraiser on event day.

A fundraising page will automatically be created for you once you have completed your online registration! Personalize your page and invite your friends & family to make a donation. 

Join Our Team!

volunteers.jpgAll Get Your Rear in Gear events are planned and run by groups of dedicated volunteers who want to make a difference in their local communities.

These committees can always use your help. We need people to help in advance with planning, marketing and securing sponsors, and on race day to help with set-up, registration, and more!

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Can't attend in person?

Become a Virtual Racer!

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We all lead busy lives, by registering as a virtual racer you can help a team towards the Largest Team and Top Fundraising Team awards, but can do your own thing on race day.

Virtual racers receive an event shirt that can be picked up in person at packet pick-up or by a friend or family member on race day.

If you are a colon cancer survivor and register as a virtual racer you also receive a survivor shirt.

But you must sign up for this option before online registration closes!

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Contact Us!

Have questions? Need help with a registration? Want to sponsor?

Many answers can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you don't find your answer, please feel to reach out.

Frequently Asked Questions

For more information, contact info@getyourrearingear.com

Register for Get Your Rear in Gear – Raleigh, a 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Raleigh-area. Money raised will stay in our community to encourage screening and education for the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer. With your help, we can positively impact screening rates for this highly preventable cancer.

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Get Your Rear in Gear® – Raleigh

Saturday, March 5, 2016

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North Carolina State University Centennial Campus

851 Partners Way.
Raleigh, NC


Fees **Note price increase earlier then in the past years**

Through February 15, 2016 (midnight):
  • Adult: $25
  • Youth (12 and under): $12
  • Kids Fun Run (10 and under): $12
After February 15 until Race Day:
  • Adult: $35
  • Youth (12 and under): $15
  • Kids Fun Run (10 and under); $15 
Please note: fees are non-refundable and race bibs are non-transferable
**We do our best to ensure everyone gets the shirt size they order but to be guaranteed your requested size please register by February 15**
Online Registration closes Tuesday, March 1 at 4 p.m.

Event Schedule

  • Registration: 7:30 AM
  • Kids Fun Run: 8:30 AM
  • 5K Timed Run: 9:00 AM 
  • 5K Walk: 9:05 AM

Directions & Parking

Partners Way Deck – 851 Partners Way – has over 600 spaces. The Oval West Deck, located at 914 Partners Way, has almost 600 spaces and can be used for overflow parking.

Course Map

Course Map

Pre-Packet Pick Up

Thursday, March 3, 10:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Raleigh Endoscopy Center
2417 Atrium Dr. Sts 202
Raleigh, NC 27607 

If teams do not pick up Thursday, they will be separated for pick up on Friday.

Packet Pickup:

Friday, March 4; 4-7 PM
Fleet Feet
Ridgewood Shopping Center
3532 Wade Ave.
Raleigh, NC 
Packets can also be picked-up at the race from 7 to 8:30 a.m.

To speed up registration at packet pick-up or on race day print out this registration form and bring it with you when you come to register. 

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
4500 Marriott Dr.
Raleigh, NC 27612
The Marriott Crabtree Valley is offering Get Your Rear in Gear - Raleigh participants a special rate of $109 per night. Offer good for the night of March 5 checking out March 6, 2016.  Book by February 13, 2016.
Click here to Book your group rate for Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Room Block

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 Sarah and download the packet below.

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Enjoy post-run refreshments, tech shirts for all participants, and marathon quality medals for age group winners.  The day includes opportunity to honor survivors and remember those lost to colon cancer.

For more information, contact:

Sarah Richardson

Email Sarah







Wake Gastroenterology


Duke GI


Fulcrum Strategies 

Braintree Laboratories

CRH Medical

Boston Scientific






Carolina Gastro
North Raleigh GI

First Citizens Bank
Trident Technology Solutions


Health Park Phamacy
Medical Mutual

Marsh & McLennan Agency 









C Denise Photography


Food Should Taste Good
Trader Joe's


OBI Creative

Clif           Bi Pro


Find Get Your Rear in Gear events in other cities on our website.

Campaign Progress
Make a gift!
125 percent of goal achieved.
Top Fundraisers

Adult 5K Runner

  1. $5,000 Milestone Personal Gift Marlee Helbig - $5,346.00
  2. $750 Milestone Colleen Beyer - $791.00
  3. $500 Milestone Dawn Westbrook - $680.00
  4. $500 Milestone Teresa Hawley - $508.00
  5. $500 Milestone Personal Gift Karen Blazeff - $503.00

Youth 5K Runner

  1. $50 Milestone Brantley Helbig - $53.00

Adult 5K Walker

  1. $1000 Milestone Personal Gift Michael Creekmore - $1,134.00
  2. $750 Milestone Jen Camporeale - $820.00
  3. $500 Milestone Personal Gift Connie McGuinness - $661.00
  4. $500 Milestone Nicole Armstrong - $606.00
  5. $500 Milestone Personal Gift Jillian Schofield - $523.00

Youth 5K Walker

  1. $100 Milestone Connor Creekmore - $103.00
  2. $50 Milestone Personal Gift Zuleika Ekangaki - $50.00

Kids' Fun Run

  1. Brooke Helbig - $53.00
  2. Personal Gift Logan Chambliss - $50.00
  3. Emily Muir - $50.00
  4. Annie Muir - $50.00
  5. Sarah Muir - $50.00

Adult Virtual Racer

  1. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Michael Hopkins - $250.00
  2. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Stephanie Norfolk - $250.00
  3. $100 Milestone Personal Gift Chris Tama - $225.00
  4. $100 Milestone Personal Gift Mark Thomas - $125.00
  5. $100 Milestone Personal Gift Matt Helbig - $103.00
Recent Donors

The Raleigh NC Endoscopy ASC, LLC

Rex UNC Healthcare

Digestive Healthcare, PA

Spectrum Properties

Wake Gastroenterology