Due to COVID-19, Governor Northam has ordered a “shelter in place” order until June, 10, 2020. The 2020 Boxer Brief is ON – modified, yet on. The HCB2 crew is researching options to help our community to safely participate. Our final decision will be posted by Friday, April 17th.
Registration is open and there will be NO price change.
Dress your Bum and go out to Run, or walk! The “Boxer Brief 5K” has been HCB2’s largest educational and awareness raising event for colorectal cancer prevention. With over 700 participants, 60 volunteers, and countless spectators, we have a lot of fun at the Run to Save Buns!
Background on the Boxer Brief 5K is below. Information on the modifications posted by Friday, April 17th.
COURSE! The 3.1 mile course is flat and easy. The start/finish is located near Panera Bread Company inside the mall. The final .25 of the course winds inside the mall area and passes the music and cheering spectators.
PARK! Do not park at Panera Bread Company. This lot will be closed from Panera to Dillards. It is best to park at the front of the mall near Flemmings, Brios Grill, and PF Chang. Walk through the breezeway between Saks Fifth Avenue and Brooks Brothers towards the music.
START! Start time is 8:00am, butt come early to visit the Fight Right Expo which includes the sponsors, HCB2 resource table, large inflatable colon, games, and music. The morning is filled with laughs, love, hugs, and support as we bring awareness to colorectal cancer prevention while honoring our Heroes who are challenged with the disease or who have passed.
TEAMS! Teams will be highlighted this year! Best Team Costume, Best Team Boxers, and Best Team name will be awarded, and all teams will be recognized. This year team captains are encouraged to send in a .30 clip of their Hero which will be played during the event. The .30 segments can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org prior to May 31st. Any clips sent after May 31st may not be included in the completed video loop.
FUNDRAISE! Individuals and teams have the opportunity to fundraise. Individuals who raise over $250 will receive a race fee refund. The team which raises the most funds will have their team and their team Hero highlighted on social media from June 2020 – December 2020. HCB2 has a large vision of the services we want to bring to Central Virginia. Come partner with us and help to prevent colorectal cancer from stealing anymore lives.
CHILDREN! The Caped Colon Crusader .5 mile run is back again in 2020. Register children eight and under for this free activity on race day. A Kids’ Run, awards, prizes, costumes all create a remarkable morning as we hit cancer below the belt!
Pre-race packet pick up and registration will be planned appropriately to stagger attendees and provide protection for all picking up their race bibs, t-shirts, and finish line towels. Curently, Thursday, June 4th from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at Stony Point Fashion Park is the pick up time; however, we will assess and provide other times to stagger attendees arrival. Race day registration will be offered through the participants smart phone. Easy registration can be completed on personal smart phones the day of the race.
The high energy 2019 Boxer Brief 5K is in the books!
See Results Link and scroll down to review photos!
June 4th, 2019 Boxer Brief 5K
To look at all of the photos from the 2019 Boxer Brief 5k, click here.
2018 Boxer Brief 5K
To look at all the 2018 photos from the 2018 Boxer Brief 5k, click here.
How did HCB2 get started? The Conklin Story with scenes from the 2018 Boxer Brief 5K.
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