Tour de Tush start

Riders are pictured at the start of the 2016 Tour de Tush in Allentown, Penn., in June. Tour de Tush comes to Eden Prairie on Aug. 14 to raise awareness of colon cancer and encourage screening for the nation’s No. 2 cancer killer.

Three highlights

  • The Get Your Rear In Gear 5K Run/Walk and, for the first time in Minnesota, the Tour de Tush Bike Ride are set for Aug. 14.

  • The event, presented by Minnesota Gastroenterology, is the nation's largest special event for colon cancer awareness.
  • You'll also find food trucks and other activities.

Why you should go

The coalition’s 12th annual Get Your Rear in Gear 5K and second annual Tour de Tush Bike Ride are coming to Eden Prairie on Aug. 14 at Staring Lake Park. This is the first time both events are being hosted in Eden Prairie. It’s also the first time the bike ride is coming to Minnesota and that both events are being held together. The Tour de Tush debuted last year in Allentown, Pa., said Erin Peterson, coalition communications director. Eden Prairie was chosen because of Staring Lake’s scenic setting and ability to host both events at the same time. The purpose of the events is to raise awareness and encourage screening for colon cancer, the country’s No. 2 cancer killer.

About the event

WHAT: Get Your Rear in Gear 5K Run/Walk and Tour de Tush

WHEN: 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 14, kids fun run; 9 a.m., 5K timed run and 25-mile ride; 9:05 a.m. 5K walk and 8-mile ride

WHERE: Staring Lake Park, Eden Prairie

COST: $40/adult and $20/youth 12 and younger

How to submit your event

MAIL: EP News, 1001 Twelve Oaks Center Drive, Suite 1017, Wayzata, MN 55391