The Get Your Rear In Gear 5k at Portland’s Mount Tabor on August 5th is part of a nationwide series of runs that raises money and awareness for colon cancer. Only lung cancer kills more Americans each year than colon cancer, but with early detection and regular screenings, colon cancer is preventable, treatable, and beatable. The morning starts with opening ceremonies at 9am, followed by the kids fun run at 9:15. The chip timed 5k start at 9:30. The course starts near the parking lot by the picnic area and information center. It takes you up to the summit on paved paths, then loops down again and around the reservoir back to the start. The elevation gain from the start to the summit is just 130ft, but since it’s happening over just half a mile, it can seem steep.
After the race, stick around for refreshments, race awards, and fundraiser awards. The day also includes the opportunity to honor survivors and remember those lost to colon cancer.
Get Your Rear In Gear details:
When: Saturday, August 5th; 9:30am start
Where: Mount Tabor, Portland (Map)
What: 5k, kids fun run
Registration: Online here (online registration closes August 1st)
Registration cost: $30 for adults; $12 for youth 12 and under; $12 kid fun run. ($40/$15/$15 day of race)
Registration includes: race entry, tech event shirt, post race food and drink, medals for overall and age group winners.
Packet Pickup: Day of race starting at 8am