Houston 2016

Register for Get Your Rear in Gear – Houston, a 5K Run/Walk and Kids' Fun Run to help raise funds for colon cancer awareness efforts in the Houston-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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**ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED**  To speed up registration at packet pick up or race morning please print out a race day registration form and bring it with you . 

Get Your Rear in Gear® – Houston

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Join the local conversation and use the hashtag #RearinGearHou when you put your pictures on social media!


Baylor College of Medicine, The McNair Campus  **NEW LOCATION**

7200 Cambridge St.
Houston, TX


  • 5K Run/Walk Adult:  $25 until November 16; $35 on Race Day
  • 5K Run/Walk Youth (12 and under, cotton t-shirt): $15 until November 16; $20 on Race Day
  • Kids Fun Run (10 and under): $15 until November 16; $20 on Race Day

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

Online Registration closes Wednesday, November 16 at 8 p.m.

**We do our best to ensure everyone gets a shirt but to be guaranteed one please register by November 1**

Event Schedule**UPDATED**

  • Registration and Packet Pick Up: 7 a.m.
  • Kids Fun Run: 8:20 a.m.
  • 5K Run: 8:30 a.m.
  • 5K Walk Walk: 8:35 a.m.

Directions & Parking 

Parking is available at the BCM Medical center North lot or the covered garage.  See attached parking map.  PLEASE NO parking in underground parking garage.

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Pre-Packet Pick Up

Academy Sports & Outdoors
2404 Southwest Freeway
Houston, TX  77098
Friday, November 18 
10:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. 

Volunteer:  We need your help!  Please click below to see volunteer opportunities.

Become A Volunteer 

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:

Lara Ryan and Allison Rosen
For In-Kind donations contact:
Lara Ryan
Email Lara
For Volunteer Information contact:
Gasper Mir


Baylor College of Medicine

  CHI St. Luke's Health

MD Anderson


Tindall England




Chick Fil A Holcombe

Nothing Bundt Cakes





  OBI Creative



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 info@getyourrearingear.com

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

Adult 5K Runner

  1. $1000 Milestone Personal Gift Tricia Georgiou - $1,755.00
  2. $1000 Milestone Julie Preston - $1,255.00
  3. $1000 Milestone Personal Gift Ryan McCollum - $1,237.00
  4. $500 Milestone Kelli Nugent - $603.00
  5. $500 Milestone Allison Rosen - $549.00

Youth 5K Runner

  1. $50 Milestone Personal Gift Howard Chapman - $75.00
  2. $50 Milestone Personal Gift Reese Chapman - $75.00

Adult 5K Walker

  1. $750 Milestone Personal Gift Kari Brown - $887.00
  2. $500 Milestone Personal Gift Darcie Broadway - $663.00
  3. $500 Milestone Ryan Anderson - $500.00
  4. $500 Milestone Molly McBride - $500.00
  5. $500 Milestone Personal Gift Laura Shook - $500.00

Youth 5K Walker

  1. $100 Milestone Madelynn Gomez - $150.00

Kids Fun Run

Adult Virtual Racer

  1. $100 Milestone Abigail Hare - $100.00
  2. $100 Milestone Personal Gift Lisa Buckner - $100.00
  3. Personal Gift Jacqueline Joy - $25.00
Recent Donors

MD Anderson Cancer Center

CHI St Luke's Health

Baylor College of Medicine

Alex Arbilo

Genentech Inc