Register for this Sept 8th event now 

Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States (U.S.) in the combined male-female population.1  The Get Your Rear in Gear (GYRIG) Trail 5K and Memory Walk is an event whose proceeds help to raise funds for CRC awareness efforts throughout the state. 

Each one of us has been affected by CRC in one way or another and this event is able to bring the residents of this great state together to honor those who may no longer be with us or those who have been afflicted with this disease. 

Participants can run the challenging trail route, or take a more relaxed, scenic 1.5 mile walk through the apple orchards and pumpkin patches at one of New England’s best apple orchards, Gould Hill Farm in Contoocook, NH.     

This event is part of a national race series coordinated by the Colon Cancer Coalition.  More than 200 participants have taken part in each of the first four events, and $50,000 has been raised by donations and sponsorships.  All proceeds from the race go towards offsetting the costs of screening for NH residents (e.g. transportation, prep, etc.). Previous grants supported by these funds have been awarded to local community health centers which have purchased 600+ FIT screening tests. 

Screening for CRC can help to prevent this disease and to catch it early.  It is essential that we get the word out about the benefits of screening for this largely preventable cancer.  With your help, we can make an ever greater impact in NH towards raising the screening rates to 80% by 2018.  Please join us at the 2018 GYRIG Trail 5K and Memory Walk on September 8th by registering at!

The NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration asks for your support by participating or sponsoring this great cause. By supporting the work that our fellow colleagues are doing in an effort to reduce the effects of cancer, we are one step closer to eliminating it altogether.


  1. American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2016. Atlanta: American Cancer Society; 2016.

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