Get Your Rear In Gear 5K

Published: Mar. 10, 2012 at 2:13 PM EST|Updated: Apr. 9, 2012 at 6:00 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - 1,900 people turned out for the "Get Your Rear In Gear" 5K run and walk in Independence Park Saturday morning.

According to the race website, organizers are a coalition that has formed 5K's and other events in cities across the country, working together with health care providers, corporations and the media, to encourage people to "Get Your Rear in Gear" and talk about colon cancer with their doctor, their loved ones and everyone they know.

Prior to the race, and afterward, there was a health expo and an opportunity for survivors to connect.

WBTV anchor Molly Grantham helped kick off the events Saturday morning.

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