Bon Secours Colon Cancer 5K and 1-Mile Walk

Colon Cancer 5K


Join us for the Colon Cancer 5K/1 Mile Fun Walk, presented by TowneBank, on Saturday, March 30, 2019. Proceeds will be donated to the cancer funds for Bon Secours DePaul Health Foundation and Bon Secours Maryview Foundation to help provide care for colon cancer patients.

Racers can sign up individually or in teams of at least three people. Each team member will receive a $5 discount on race registration. Awards will be given to the fastest teams, the top female and top male runners.

The race and walk begins and ends at Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View and winds through the scenic Harbour View neighborhoods. View the full race route.

Interested in sponsoring the race? Please contact Angela Courtney at  for more information about corporate sponsorships.


Frequently Asked Questions

What do I get for my entry fee?
All participants will receive a performance t-shirt* and are invited to the post-race festivities!  Be sure to bring your race number to the post-race party as it is your ticket for food. Those who finish the 5K will receive a medal. *T-shirt sizes are NOT guaranteed

What is the entry fee?

Advance Registration (until March 29 at 11:59 p.m.):
5K Race - $35
1 Mile Fun Walk - $20

On-site Registration
5K Race - $40
1 Mile Fun Walk- $25

Teams of three or more will receive $5 discount per entry

What time does the race begin?
The 1 Mile Fun Walk begins at 8 a.m. The 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. 

What are the age limits for the race and walk?
There are no age limits. We encourage participants of all ages to join us. 

Are the races walker-friendly?
Yes, we will have plenty of participants who will walk. The 5K course will be open for 60 minutes, which equates to a 20 minute per mile pace. 

Will I receive a refund if I cannot attend?    
Since the purpose of this race is to raise money for treating colon cancer we are not able to offer refunds or transfers – NO exceptions. 

Can someone else run with my number? 
It is imperative that the registration data associated with your race number belongs to you, the participant.   If race organizers become aware that a runner has participated in our event with a bib that is not registered to that runner, both the runner and the person for whom the bib is registered may be prohibited from participating in local racing events.

Are baby joggers or strollers allowed during the race?
Yes, they are allowed. It is your responsibility to make sure your baby jogger does not impede other runners, and you must take extra precaution to ensure your safety, your child’s safety, and the safety of others around you.  We reserve the right to pull any person from the race who is endangering other runners or themselves.

Children in a baby jogger do not need to register. All other participants on the course will need to have a race bib to participate.    

Are pets allowed during the race?
No, pets are not allowed. This is to ensure runner safety and comply with liability insurance policies.   

Are headphones (iPods, mp3 players, etc.) allowed during the race?
Headphones are allowed.  

Are there teams this year? 
Yes, there is a minimum of three people needed to form a team. Each member of a team will receive a $5 discount on registration.

Will the race be cancelled if it rains?
The race is a rain or shine event. The start may be delayed if there is lightning or high winds. 

Will there be water stops?
Yes, there will be two water stops.

Where can we park for the races?
The parking lot for race day is across the street from the Emergency Department, on the left side of Bon Secours Way. 

Is there a dry bag check?
Where is Bon Secours Health Center at Harbour View?
5818 Harbour View Blvd 
Suffolk, VA 23435 

When can I pick up my packet and race bib? 

You can pick up your packet on Friday, March 29 from 3:30 - 6 p.m. or Saturday, March 30 from 6:30 - 7:55 a.m. for the walk or 6:30 - 8:15 a.m. for the 5K.

Can I register on race day?
We will have race day registration. However, registration will close promptly at 7:55 a.m. for the walk and 8:15 a.m. for the 5K. Our recommendation is to sign up in advance to ensure that you can participate and that we have a shirt close to your size.

Do you take credit cards for registration on Saturday?
We accept cash, checks and credit cards for registration.
Will there be an awards ceremony?
There will be an awards ceremony for the race at approximately 9:30 a.m. 

How will the awards be structured?
The top male and female runners will be recognized. There will also be an award for fastest team. The first place finishers per age group will be announced as well.

Additional Questions?

Please contact Casie Conlon at



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