Muscatine - 2016

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

Saturday, September 17, 2016

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Discovery Park

Muscatine, IA 


Through September 14 (6 p.m.):

  • Adult: $25
  • Youth (12 and under): $12

On Race Day:

  • Adult: $30
  • Youth (12 and under): $15

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

Online Registration closes Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Event Schedule

  • Registration: 7 a.m.
  • 5K Timed Run: 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K Walk: 8:30 a.m.

Course Map

Course map

Pre-Packet Pick Up

Thursday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 
Friday from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The Event Loft-Muscatine Mall
1903 Park Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
*Enter through the doors by Jimmy John’s!!

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:

Ashley Loveless
Local Event Director, Get Your Rear in Gear - Muscatine
Email Ashley


Unity Point




Hahn Builders           KENTweb.jpg


First National Bank of Muscatine
Members Community Credit Union
Community Bank & Trust
Riverbend Anesthesia
West Side Store
Wester Drug Vision Center PC

Boonie's on the Avenue      Event Loft

Riverbend Tae Kwon Do
Olson Family Dentistry
CBI Bank & Trust
Clark Orthodontics, Inc

Vintage Sound 93.1        Voice of Muscatine


Fareway Grocery Store
Hy-Vee Grocery Store
Environmental Services Inc
Muskie Jump Inflatables




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!
101 percent of goal achieved.
Top Fundraisers

Adult 5K Runner

  1. $100 Milestone Jayne Hullinger - $146.00
  2. $100 Milestone Personal Gift Rachel Loos - $125.00
  3. $100 Milestone Personal Gift Brad Bark - $100.00
  4. $50 Milestone Personal Gift Arthur Hovick - $50.00
  5. Personal Gift William Fletcher - $25.00

Youth 5K Runner

Adult 5K Walker

  1. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Elaine Zellmer - $676.00
  2. $250 Milestone Elizabeth Montgomery - $257.00
  3. $50 Milestone Sara Johnson - $50.00
  4. Elizabeth Hilton - $33.00
  5. Personal Gift Tina Mcnamara - $30.00

Youth 5K Walker

Adult Virtual Racer

  1. $100 Milestone Personal Gift Karen Mills - $100.00
Recent Donors

Genentech Inc

Douglas Dawson

Unity Point Health

Boonies on the Avenue

Kent Corporation