Beaver 2016

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

Saturday, September 10, 2016

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Beaver, PA
Please note: race will begin at the log house at the Beaver Area Heritage museum on River Road.  


  • 5K Run/Walk Adult:  $20 until online registration closes; $25 on Race Day
  • 5K Run/Walk Youth:  $10 until  online registration closes; $15 on Race Day

***Online Registration closes Wednesday, Spetember 7, 2016 at midnight***

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

Event Schedule

  • Registration: 8 a.m.
  • Opening Ceremony: 8:45 a.m.
  • 5K Timed Run: 9 a.m.
  • 5K Walk: 9:05 a.m.

Pre-Packet Pick Up

Friday, September 9
4:00-6:00 pm
596 3rd Street,
Beaver, PA 15009-2229

5K Course Map (subject to change)

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:

Joni Current
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Dr. Karen Jerome-Zapadka
Email Karen 


Heritage Valley

Valley Gastroenterology Associates

Center for Digestive Health and Nutrition



Beaver County Times

In Kind Donors

1810 Tavern

Bruster's Real Ice Cream

Beaver Supermarket


Pizza Joe's


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.

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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

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Campaign Progress
Make a gift!
91 percent of goal achieved.
Top Fundraisers

Adult 5K Runner

  1. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Rose Smart - $390.00
  2. $100 Milestone Shalon Farmer - $150.00
  3. $50 Milestone Julie Peck - $53.00
  4. $50 Milestone Darlene Martin - $50.00
  5. Rose Dopsovic - $33.00

Youth 5K Runner

Adult 5K Walker

  1. $250 Milestone Danielle Mascher - $301.00
  2. $100 Milestone Marcus Kurtz - $150.00
  3. $100 Milestone Personal Gift Melissa Bitsura - $145.00
  4. $100 Milestone vanessa casper-mcelhaney - $131.00
  5. Personal Gift Deneen Muhl - $20.00

Youth 5K Walker

Adult Virtual Racer

Recent Donors

Three Rivers Endoscopy Center

Valley Gastroenterology Four Seasons Endoscopy

Heritage Valley Beaver

Genentech Inc

PANTHERx Specialty LLC