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New races added to our list of events

We are excited to announce several new 5K events.

First up will be the 2nd annual Rochester Get Your Rear in Gear 5K on Saturday, June 26th.  We moved this race from chilly March to the warm – and hopefully sunny – June, in order to coincide with RochesterFest, Rochester’s wonderful 10 day Summer festival.

A month later on July 27th, family and friends of Rick Hayward, who lost his battle to colon cancer this past January, will host the inaugural Tinley Park Get Your Rear in Gear 5K on the grounds of the Beckenhausen Community Center.  Tinley Park is located in the Southeast suburbs of Chicago.

August finds the 2nd annual Colchester Get Your Rear in Gear 5K in Vermont on Sunday, August 9th.  The event will again be held in Bayside Park, but will start late morning to accommodate those late risers in the area.

In September we will host two events.  First up is our inaugural Southeast Indiana Get Your Rear in Gear 5K on Saturday, September 12th.  The event will be held in Batesville, Indiana, and will be hosted in part by the Margaret Mary Community Hospital.

On September 20th, we are in Mt. Vernon Ohio for our 2nd annual Central Ohio Get Your Rear in Gear 5K.  The event will once again take place at the Knox County Fairgrounds.  We predict calmer weather with plenty of electricity in this years event.

The 6th Annual Strides for Life – Get Your Rear in Gear 5K will once again be held at Lake Merced outside San Francisco on Sunday, October 4th.  This will be the 3rd year the Coalition will combine efforts with the Strides for Life Foundation.  We are hoping to welcome 1,000 participants to this year’s event.

Wrapping up the season will be the inaugural Alexandria Get Your Rear in Gear 5K on November 14th.  It will be held in Ft. Hunt Park, Mount Vernon, Virginia, just outside Washington, D.C.  There will also be Elite Mile events held with the 5K, so runners and walkers of all ability should join in the fun.

Please find more information about these events, including how to register, donate or volunteer, at

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