Chicago 2016

Register for Get Your Rear in Gear – Chicago, a 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Chicago-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 increase positively impact screening rates for this highly preventable cancer.

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Get Your Rear in Gear® – Chicago

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Montrose Harbor

Montrose Harbor
Chicago, IL


Through Sepember 21, 2016 at midnight.:

  • Adult: $30
  • Youth: $15 
  • Kids Fun Run: $15

After September 21 and Race Day:

  • Adult: $35
  • Youth (12 and under): $20
  • Kids Fun Run: $20


Please note: fees are non-refundable and race bibs are non-transferable
**We do our best to ensure everyone gets a shirt  but to be guaranteed one please register by September 12**
Please note: fees are non-refundable and race bibs are non-transferable  


Online Registration closes Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at midnight

Event Schedule

  • Registration: 7 a.m.
  • Kids Fun Run: 8 a.m.
  • Awards and speakers:  8:10 a.m.
  • 5K Timed Run: 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K Walk: 8:35 a.m.

Course Map

Route Map

Pre-Packet Pick Up

Friday, September 23
2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fleet Feet Sports
4762 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625 

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.

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 Rachel and download the packet below.

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For more information, contact:

Rachel Lee
Email Rachel



Ogletree Deakins

O'Hagan Attorneys

Amita Health


Kate Musick Photography

Chicago Bears

Fleet Feet

Chicago Cubs

Trader Joe's

Skinny Pop

Nothing Bundt Cakes

Home Depot

Panera Bread



OBI Creative

Bi Pro

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

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

Campaign Progress
Make a gift!
77 percent of goal achieved.
Team Honor Roll
Top Fundraisers

Adult 5K Runner

  1. $1000 Milestone Johnnie Harris - $3,451.00
  2. $1000 Milestone Cyndi Ribando - $1,194.00
  3. $1000 Milestone Personal Gift Stacey Price - $1,053.00
  4. $250 Milestone Michelle Osland - $400.00
  5. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Meghan Gallagher - $398.00

Youth 5K Runner

Adult 5K Walker

  1. $1000 Milestone Personal Gift Amelia Schettler - $1,330.00
  2. $1000 Milestone Dianne Dopka - $1,087.00
  3. $750 Milestone Nicholas Stacey - $779.00
  4. $250 Milestone Meg Stacey - $484.00
  5. $250 Milestone Kailey Gernenz - $436.00

Youth 5K Walker

Kids Fun Run

  1. Personal Gift Delaney Paulson - $100.00
  2. Rachel Schettler - $10.00
  3. Personal Gift Sarah Schettler - $10.00

Adult Virtual Racer

  1. $1000 Milestone Laura Wehrly - $2,000.00
  2. $250 Milestone Amanda Lee Williams - $266.00
  3. Personal Gift Annie Kehoe - $20.00

Youth Virtual Racer

Recent Donors

UAW - Ford Chicago

Genentech Inc

Amita Health


Julie M. Kay