The 2017 Bottoms Up 5K Run/Walk raised over $9,000 for the American Cancer Society and will benefit colon cancer research in western South Dakota. The race, held on March 11, had 136 participants racing along the Rapid City bike path from Founders Park to Sioux Park and back. Participants gathered at Lost Cabin Beer Company for a post race celebration. Lost Cabin along with Smokin’ Hot Catering donated a percentage of the proceeds on Saturday to the cause as well.
Congratulations to first place runner male Darren Messenger (17:27).
The Bottoms Up 5K supports the American Cancer Society’s “80% by 2018” initiative. This initiative aims to increasing screening rates to 80% by 2018 with the goal of preventing 277,000 new cases of colon cancer and 203,000 deaths within 20 years, according to the American Cancer Society.
“The Gastroenterologists and the entire GI team are overwhelmed with the turnout and success in our first year. Thank you to our amazing community for always pulling together and supporting such important causes,” says Andi Litton, COO for the Division of Gastroenterology.
A special thank you to the following sponsors for their help in making this event such a success, Lost Cabin Beer Co., Smokin’ Hot Catering LLC, Ketel Thorstenson, LLP, Clinical Laboratory of the Black Hills, Westside Chiropractic PC, The Kahler Team, BankWest – South Dakota and Veterans United Home Loans Rapid City