Orange County - 2016



Register for Get Your Rear in Gear – Orange County, a 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Orange County-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® – Orange County

Saturday, November 5, 2016

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Mile Square Regional Park - Forest Shelter

Fountain Valley, CA 


Through November 2 (midnight):

  • Adult: $30
  • Youth (12 and under): $15
  • Kids Fun Run (10 and under): $15

Packet Pick-up and Race Day:

  • Adult: $40
  • Youth (12 and under): $20
  • Kids' Fun Run (10 and under): $20

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

***Online Registration closes Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at midnight.***

Event Schedule

  • Registration: 7:00 a.m.
  • Kids Fun Run: 8:00 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremony: 8:10 a.m.
  • 5K Timed Run: 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K Walk: 8:35 a.m.

Directions & Parking

Map of Parking Lots and Park Entrance

Course Map

5K Course Map

Pre-Packet Pick Up

Friday, November 4th
3:00 PM - 7:00 PM
A Snail's Pace Running Shop
Warner Plaza Shopping Center,
8780 Warner Ave # 12,
Fountain Valley, CA 92708 

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




UC Irvine

 Hoag Family Cancer Center

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Ikram Bakery

Nothing Bundt Cakes


Dick's Sporting Goods

Einstein Bros Bagels

Cost Co

Trader Joe's

Grocery Outlet

Crafted Donuts

Noosa Yoghurt


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!
142 percent of goal achieved.
Top Fundraisers

Adult 5K Runner

  1. $500 Milestone Personal Gift April Patterson - $512.00
  2. $250 Milestone Aaron Byrd - $400.00
  3. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Laura Wolfe - $306.00
  4. $250 Milestone Neil Smith - $300.00
  5. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Russ Bianchi - $253.00

Youth 5K Runner

Adult 5K Walker

  1. $1000 Milestone Personal Gift Christine Wahinehookae - $1,716.00
  2. $1000 Milestone Andrea Fate - $1,069.00
  3. $750 Milestone chere Garcia - $751.00
  4. $500 Milestone Ligaya Reyes - $581.00
  5. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Karen Knartzer - $484.00

Youth 5K Walker

  1. $50 Milestone Koa Reyes - $86.00

Adult Virtual Racer

  1. $50 Milestone Personal Gift Kathy D'Andrea - $67.00
  2. Personal Gift Bryce Owens - $20.00

Kids Fun Run

Recent Donors


Hoag Memorial Hospital

University of California, Irvine

Long Beach Gastroenterology Associates

Genentech Inc