A 'brief' run to fight colon cancer

Undy 5000 benefits Colorado Colorectal Screening Program at University of Colorado Cancer Center
By Staff

"Running shorts" takes on different meaning at the Undy 5000, a 5K and family fun run to benefit the Colorado Colorectal Screening Program at the University of Colorado Cancer Center.

The Colon Cancer Alliance hosts Denver's second annual Undy 5000 at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 26, in Denver's City Park. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.

The event, where participants are encouraged to race in their underwear, is aimed at raising awareness and money for the fight against colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. The screening program provides colonoscopies for uninsured Coloradans.

Last year's race raised more than $100,000 and attracted more than 1,000 participants.

The event will feature:

  • USA Track and Field-certified course/timed race
  • Free boxer-style event shorts
  • Prizes and awards
  • Light food and beverage
  • Educational booths
  • Live music from Marty Jones and the Great Unknowns
  • Children's activities, live entertainment and a cooking demonstration

For more details or to register, go to the Undy 5000 website.