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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, Largest Social Team, and Largest Corporate 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 male and female finishers in the High School Challenge win $2o0 each for their school. An extra $100 is awarded to the school with the largest school participation. The Best High School costume is also recognized. The student rate to participate and compete for their school is just $30 and will not increase.

Registration is open!


NEW in 2024 – the DIAPER DASH! We want to include our littlest athletes so all crawling children age 1 and under can enter 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) 4 yards towards the glory of winning their first race! Registration for the Diaper Dash can be found on the registration site or at pre-race packet pickup on Thursday, June 6th between 4:00pm – 7:00pm. The Diaper Dash begins at 8:00 AM.

Rules for the Diaper Dash:

1) Registration is restricted to crawling children only. A child who walks during the dash will lose eligibility.
2) Athletes must crawl from the start to the finish line along HCB2’s signature mat-track.
3) A “coach” accompanis the participant. One coach behind the start line, and one 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. Pre-register your child HERE!

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 on our registration site or pre-race pick up on Thursday, June 6th between 4:00pm – 7:00pm. There is NO charge for the sprint; however, we do ask for a small donation if you feel moved. Pre-register your child HERE! The Caped Colon Crusader fun run begins at 7:45 AM near the press box inside City Stadium.


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