Indianapolis - 2016

Register for Get Your Rear in Gear – Indianapolis, a 5K Run/Walk to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Indianapolis-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® – Indianapolis

Saturday, October 15, 2016

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Dr. James A. Dillon Park

6001 Edenshall Lane
Noblesville, IN 46060 

Photos from 2016 Race
Album 1 and Album 2 


Through October 12 (6 p.m.):

  • Adult: $25
  • Youth (12 and under): $15
After October 12 until Race Day:
  • Adult: $30
  • Youth (12 and under): $20 

Please note: fees are non-refundable and race bibs are non-transferable

Online Registration closes Wednesday, October 12, 2016 at 6 p.m.

In Honor/Memory of Signs

Click here to see how you can show extra support on the race route! *Please send sign requests in no later than October 5. 

Event Schedule

  • Registration: 7:30 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremony and Team Awards: 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K Timed Run: 9 a.m.
  • 5K Walk: 9:05 a.m.
  • Post Race Awards: 9:40 a.m. 

Course Map 

(Starting line and registration at Concert Pavilion off of Midland Lane and Cherry Tree Road.)

Pre-Packet Pick Up

Friday October 14 2016, 4:00-7:00pm
BlueMile Carmel(located in Cool Creek Commons)
2452 E 146th St. Carmel, IN 46033

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:

Jennifer Ward, Local Event Director
Email Jennifer





Indianapolis Gastroenterology

Community Endoscopy Center



Franciscian Physician Network

Community Physician Network

Barrington Jewels

Doug Biggerstaff Photography


Blue Mile

Colon & Rectal Care
Earth Fare
Trader Joe's
Indianapolis Colts
Dunkin Donuts - Westfield
Einstein Bagels - Carmel
Hilton Garden Inn - Carmel


OBI Creative

Bi Pro                   Clif


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!
143 percent of goal achieved.
Top Fundraisers

Adult 5K Runner

  1. $1000 Milestone Steve Reinbrecht - $2,510.00
  2. $1000 Milestone Angie Hipsher-Williams - $2,016.00
  3. $250 Milestone Dee Hart - $453.00
  4. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Julie Beach - $256.00
  5. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Peter Logsdon - $250.00

Youth 5K Runner

  1. $500 Milestone Drew Hipsher - $581.00
  2. $500 Milestone Kaelyn Hipsher - $581.00

Adult 5K Walker

  1. $1000 Milestone Personal Gift Lynne Haughey - $1,951.00
  2. $500 Milestone Evelyn Clark - $606.00
  3. $250 Milestone Lena Hipsher - $401.00
  4. $250 Milestone Christine DeJoy - $349.00
  5. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Mark Jungemann - $253.00

Youth 5K Walker

Adult Virtual Racer

Recent Donors

Reinbrecht Homes

Lilly USA

Ms. Dona Brown

Lena Kae Hipsher

Indianapolis Endoscopy Center