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Race For Hope was founded in 2004 when Carleen Taylor made a promise to her friend Peggy that she would help her raise awareness that colorectal cancer occurs in those under 50 years old. Peggy was diagnosed when she was 42 years old. Peggy passed away at 45 years old three weeks before the first race.
Tragically, after 12 years of warning others about this cancer in the under-50 population, Carleen's 22-year-old son Connor was diagnosed in February 2016. He passed away at the age of 23 in September 2016. He was misdiagnosed for months due to his age.
The race continues for Peggy and Connor.
The race continues for Henry, the 26-year-old son of committee member Katie. Henry was diagnosed at age 17 and passed away in May 2021.
The race continues for committee member Kristy Shannon, who passed away in June.
The race continues for ALL whose lives have been turned upside down by this disease.
Please join us as we remember, take action, and bring hope.
This is a 5k run/walk and a 1-mile walk. There will be a short kid's fun dash before the 5k begins.
How will you dress your derriere for the dash?
Join us as we take action against colorectal cancer, sign up today for the Race For Hope Derriere Dash
Please register by October 4 to guarantee your t-shirt size!
Save time in line on race day and take advantage of the early packet pickup event at Columbus Running Company's Powell location (141 Greenside St Unit A 43065). Early packet pickup will be held on Friday, October 21 (10a-8p) and Saturday, October 22 (10a-4:00p). If you cannot attend the early packet pickup dates/times, you can pick up your gear at the race at Worthington Hills Elementary School (1221 Candlewood Dr 43235) on event day starting at 9:00 AM.
There is ample parking around Worthington Hills Elementary School in the neighborhoods. Be a good neighbor, don't block anyone's driveway, and let's have a great morning!
Awards will be provided for the 5K event to the top 3 overall male and female finishers, and also to the top three male and female finishers in the following age groups: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 & over.
Click here for both your 5K and 1-mile route maps.
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!
We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Race For Hope Derriere Dash.
Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!
Some key RaceJoy features include:
Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.