Tinley Park - 2016

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

Sunday, July 24, 2016

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Community Park

8105 W. 171st Street
Tinley Park, Il, 60477


  • 5K Run/Walk Adult:  $25 until July 20 (midnight); $30 on Race Day
  • 5K Run/Walk Youth (12 and under, cotton t-shirt): $10 until July 20 (midnight); $15 on Race Day
  • Kids Fun Run (10 and under): $10 until July 20 (midnight); $15 on Race Day

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

Online Registration closes Wednesday, July 20 at midnight

Event Schedule

  • Registration: 7 a.m.
  • 5K Run: 8 a.m.
  • Kids Fun Run: 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K Walk: 9 a.m.

Directions & Parking

Parking is available at the White Water Canyon Water Park lot and the Community Park parking lot adjacent to the Bettenhausen Rec Center.

Course Map

Route Map

Pre-Packet Pick Up

Saturday, July 23, 9:00AM- Noon
PCS Industries
7979 W. 183rd Street, Suite C
Tinley Park, Il 60477

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:

Celeste Hayward
Email Celeste
For registration/website questions contact:
Chrisite Lockhart


WSHE Chicago

Joe Tucker's Rentals
Express Auto Glass

PCS Industries


OBI Creative

Clif                Bi Pro

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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 info@getyourrearingear.com

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

Adult 5K Runner

  1. $250 Milestone Brad Stahl - $421.00
  2. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Christy Azzarello-Dole - $381.00
  3. $250 Milestone John Ciciura - $346.00
  4. $250 Milestone Personal Gift Marilyn Fitzgerald - $343.00
  5. $100 Milestone Ryan Frencl - $200.00

Youth 5K Runner

  1. Lucas Rudofski - $24.00
  2. Personal Gift Jacob Anderson - $3.00

Adult 5K Walker

  1. $1000 Milestone Celeste Hayward - $1,270.00
  2. $500 Milestone Personal Gift Tracy Stribakos - $671.00
  3. $500 Milestone Personal Gift Laura Frencl - $515.00
  4. $250 Milestone Beth Wolf - $263.00
  5. $250 Milestone Ronald Wolf - $254.00

Youth 5K Walker

Kids' Fun Run

  1. Personal Gift Bella Cipra - $8.00
  2. Personal Gift Vlademar Rosalses - $4.00
  3. Personal Gift Payton Curtiss - $3.00
  4. Personal Gift Alexis Curtiss - $3.00

Adult Virtual Racer

  1. Personal Gift Patrick Wade - $10.00
Recent Donors

Xerox Corporation

Genentech Inc

PCS Industries


Express Auto Glass Inc.