Sat October 17 - Sun October 25

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 passed away at 45 years old only 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 due to his age. as are so many other young adults.  

The mission is To Raise Awareness about colorectal cancer.
  • To educate on the signs and symptoms of this cancer, especially in the under-50 population
  • To remember lives lost to this cancer
  • To bring hope to those in treatment for this cancer
  • To take action against colorectal cancer

Join us as we take action against colorectal cancer, sign up today for the Race For Hope Derriere Dash

Early Packet Pickup

During the registration process, you will have the option to select shipping to your door for $10 if you desire. If you do not choose the shipping option, you can stop by Columbus Running Company's Dublin location (6465 Perimeter Dr 43016) on October 15, 16, or 17 from 10a-8p (10a-6p on 10/17) to pick up your race t-shirt.

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

What Is A Virtual Race?

Although we love operating actual in-person races we recognize this is not an option at the moment with the necessary safety measures in place. The purpose of this event is to give runners something to look forward to while raising funds for an organization designed to fight colorectal cancer.

Steps To Complete A Virtual 5K

Step 1: Sign up

Sign up for the Race For Hope Derriere Dash here, and drop some extra in the bucket for the cause while you're there!

Step 2: Train

Train to get in shape for your race. Listen to your body and be smart. Looking for a group to connect with to keep you motivated throughout your training cycle? Check out the Rally Columbus group on Facebook, it's full of cheer and motivation to keep you rolling through race day.

Step 3: Participate

Get out during the event time frame (October 17-25) and participate in your race. Choose a safe course, socially distance properly as the current regulations dictate, and have some fun! 

Step 4: Report

After you've completed your race, you can report your results right from the website's results page. See our How To Report Results page on the site for details.


What Do I Get For Signing Up?

A race t-shirt: you will look awesome and feel great!

Support an organization doing great work. Thank you for your generosity.

You get to choose your own course. Always wish that your local race would run through that one super gorgeous park? Pick a scenic route there that allows you to be safe. 


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