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.