This is year number lucky 13 for the Edina, MN-based Colon Cancer Coalition’s Get Your Rear in Gear®, and the second year the colon cancer advocacy organization is hosting the Tour de Tush® bike ride in Minnesota. What started in 2005 as one race at Lake Harriet has grown to be the largest special event series for colon cancer and has grown to nearly 50 special events in communities across the country. All events raise money to increase awareness and screening for the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer: colon and rectal cancers.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
Veteran’s Memorial Park, 6335 Portland Ave, Richfield, MN
8:45 a.m. - Kids’ Fun Run
9 a.m. - 25 Mile Tour de Tush Bike Ride
9:05 a.m. - 5K Run/Walk
10 a.m. - *New this year! After party begins with live music, food, entertainment, games, beer, and more!
Money from previous Get Your Rear in Gear – Twin Cities events has supported:
- The SAGE Scopes Screening Program, a division of the Minnesota Department of Health, providing colon cancer screening and treatment services to Minnesotans who are under- or uninsured.
- The American Indian Cancer Foundation to support stronger, more effective colorectal cancer education, outreach and navigation in tribal communities.
- Developed programing and materials to help individuals identify their family’s cancer history and mitigate the risks of genetic cancers.