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Boxer Brief 5K

Run to save buns.

12th annual Boxer Brief 5K – June 8, 2024

We are back and getting even better in 2024! Registration is open! Organizations, let’s partner! HCB2 partnerships are mutually beneficial. Don’t miss the Run to Save Buns June 8, 2024!

What Can You Expect?

Richmond’s Boxer Brief 5K Run/Walk brings together colorectal cancer survivors, patients, family, friends, neighbors, and colleagues to energize efforts to prevent and defeat our country’s second cancer killer in men and women. Colorectal cancer is a preventable cancer and the proceeds support the work of Hitting Cancer Below the Belt (HCB2) to continue their screening and educational services.

Music, costumes, games, food, and prizes creates a high energy morning!  Awards will be given to the overall fastest man and woman along with the top age group males and females. Team Awards are offered for Best Team Costume and Largest Team which highlights the tremendous team passion along the course. We are rewarding participants who share their special URL code and bring THREE or more additional participants to the event with a $10 refund. Locate your special URL code on the email confirmation you receive after registering. We appreciate the referrals which we know saves lives!

Everyone Can Join In!

HCB2 offers a GLOBAL virtual challenge option for those living outside of Richmond, Virginia or for those interested in an entire weekend challenge. The goal of the virtual option is to accumulate miles as participants participate in various activities. The miles accumulated can be achieved through the following activities: Walk, Run, Ride, Swim or Paddle! Collect miles as you participate in multiple activities throughout the weekend of June 8th – June 9th! Perfect for the triathlete, the runner who also likes to hike, our swimmer friends, and for those rowing and paddling on the water. No need to record a time, we just need your miles and your awesome photos!

Please post your photos and tag @hittingcancerbelowthebelt with the #BoxerBrief5K #HCB2. You can also upload photos on the registration website. Your swag will be mailed to you prior to the event. Remember, you can run, walk, swim, bike, or paddle to collect miles all weekend.

Extra Fun for Everyone!

Returning to the onsite event is the High School Challenge. High School students can win money for their schools and designate the department to receive those funds. The top two finishers in the High School Challenge can win $250 and $150 respectively for their school. An extra $100 is awarded to the school with the largest school participation. The student rate to participate and compete for their school is just $30 and will not increase.

The DIAPER DASH is new in 2024. We want to include our littlest athletes. Enter your child under the age of one for the Dash competition. Your child will compete on the professional Richmond Kicker’s soccer field prior to the 5K start. All little participants will “race” (crawl) just under 7 yards towards the glory of winning their first race! Registration for the Diaper Dash can be found during pre-race pick up on Thursday, June 6th between 4:00pm – 7:00pm or onsite on race day.

Rules for the Diaper Dash:

1) Registration is restricted to crawling children only.
2) Athletes must crawl from the start to the finish line along HCB2’s signature mat-track.
3) A “coach” must accompany the participant. Having one coach behind the starting line, and another coach behind the finish line is allowed.
4) Coaches are NOT ALLOWED ON MAT-TRACK unless to remove their participant.
5) The little athlete cannot be pulled across the Finish Line.
6) Coaches may use toys, bottles, pacifiers, etc. to entice the baby to crawl while avoiding the mat-track.
7) There will be a cut-off time of 5 minutes for each wave. If no child has crossed the finish line in the time limit, the child closest to the finish line will be deemed the winner.

There is NO charge for the Dash; however, we do ask for a small donation if you feel moved.

The popular Caped Colon Crusader kid’s fun run is back!! At the live event on June 8th prior to the 5K, the children have the opportunity to participate in the Caped Colon Crusader fun run. Children under the age of six are encouraged to wear their favorite cape and show how fierce and fast they are as they sprint towards the finish line. Registration for the Caped Colon Crusader sprint can be found during pre-race pick up on Thursday, June 6th between 4:00pm – 7:00pm or onsite on race day. There is NO charge for the sprint; however, we do ask for a small donation if you feel moved.

Richmond participants – let’s do this!

June 6th is pre-race packet pickup at City Stadium, 3201 Maplewood Avenue, from 4:00pm – 7:00pm. Music begins @ 5pm as the Richmond Kickers are hosting a Happy Hour. You are welcome to pick up for family and friends as well. Please notify [email protected] if you are picking up for more than five friends/family.

We hope you join us at City Stadium, Home to the Richmond Kickers for the 12th annual Boxer Brief 5K which offers lots of entertainment and education while paying tribute to the warriors challenged with this disease. The Run to Save Buns has something for everyone! Registration is OPEN – REGISTER HERE!

2023 Results

In June of 2023 the 5K event offered 613 attendees high energy music, food, games and entertainment, awards, a Caped Colon Crusader fun run, and an unique stadium-experience 5K course. The event was over the top! All the sponsors, donors, participants, and volunteers helped to raise over $58,000 for the prevention and defeat of colorectal cancer. HCB2 is incredibly grateful for all the support of their work. Check out the 2023 Results.




Thank you Colon & Rectal Specialists for your top sponsorship and to the Richmond Kickers for providing a great venue!

Check out some photos from our recent years at the Boxer Brief 5K!

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