Want to raise awareness, screening rates, and understanding of colon cancer in your community? Volunteering at a Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Race or other Colon Cancer Coalition event is a great way to make a positive impact. Find an event and contact your Local Event Director to find out how you can help! Not sure how to get involved? Contact us today and we’ll help you find the right volunteer opportunity for you!
A. Contact the Local Event Director on the event page.
A. You can set-up the race course and venue, register participants, hand out T-shirts, work the food tent and water station, keep runners on track and cheer them on as race course monitors, and more!
A. Yes. We welcome all groups to participate. Friends, local shops, corporations, school groups, sororities/fraternities, Rotary and Lions clubs, track teams, and running clubs have all volunteered at our events and added loads of fun and spirit. Just let the Local Event Director know the approximate size of your group before race day.
A: Race day volunteers check-in about 2 hours ahead of the race start time, and wrap-up shortly after the post-race awards presentation. Exact time commitments will vary based on your assigned task, etc.
A. We’ll give you a volunteer T-shirt; just bring your enthusiasm (and comfortable shoes).
A. Yes, bring your school document for sign-off following the race.
A. Yes. We ask that kids under 14 volunteer with a parent or supervising adult.
A. Yes. Lots of companies actively support employee volunteerism through community outreach, employee volunteer matching funds programs, as well as corporate teams. Present our corporate sponsorship
options to your company today!
A. Yes. As the event unfolds, we may need help handing out medals or cheering on participants. Just stop by the Volunteer Check-in or Information Booth.
A. Yes. Ask about helping at packet pick-up in the days leading up to the race. You can also help publicize the event (see below). And we welcome involvement with community outreach, survivorship, event sponsorships, as well as your suggestions. Just mention your interest and availability to the Local Event Director.
A. We’d love your help. Whether it’s five minutes or a few hours, here’s what you can do:
- Announce it on your Facebook and Twitter page
- Post it to your favorite blog, online community, and running club calendars
- Email event details and tell your story to your neighborhood, association, and company newsletters
- Drop off brochures at work, school, and neighborhood shops (contact the Local Event Director to coordinate event brochure pick-up)
- Blog, or write an article for your neighborhood, community, or school paper
- Post pictures and videos live from the event to Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube
- Share your story with us for our blog
A. Yes, there’s lots of opportunity for media pros who want to make a difference, as well as PR, Advertising, Communications, Journalism, and Marketing students. Running media relations for a local Get Your Rear in Gear or other Colon Cancer Coalition event is also a great opportunity for anyone rejoining the workforce to gain hands-on experience writing press releases and pitching stories the media. Contact our Communications Director for more information.
A. We’d love to hear from you. Please contact the Local Event Director for the city event you’d like to participate in.
A. All events are run 100% by volunteers. In each community, a committee of passionate people plans, publicizes, and runs our events. If you have special skills that would benefit the committee, or a passion for the cause, please contact our National Event Manager
to see how your skills can be best put to use.