The Boxer Brief 5K Run/Walk raises the level of awareness to colorectal cancer while offering education in an effort to stop our country's second cancer killer in men and women. The 2021 event will be the 9th annual Boxer Brief 5K and we are committed to following the COVID guidelines while preparing a safe and entertaining event. We have a new venue for the June 12, 2021 event and we plan to be live and onsite at City Stadium, Home to the Richmond Kickers.
There will be a 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 collectively accumulate 3,100 miles as participants across the country participate. Join the cross country "movement" to prevent colorectal cancer! The miles accumulated can be achieved through the following activities: Walk, Run, Ride, Swim or Paddle! Yep! Collect those miles as you participate in multiple activities throughout the weekend of June 12th – June 13th! Perfect for the triathlete, the runner who also likes to hike, our swimmer friends, and for those rowing and paddling on the water. Participants still receive their Boxer Brief T-shirt! No need to record a time, we just need your miles.
At the live event on June 12th, we are ensuring additional safety onsite by offering two waves at the start line. The competitive runners will go off at the 7:45am wave and this group will be eligible for awards. The walk/jog/run participants will go off at the 8:00am wave. Both waves will be chip timed so each participant will receive their actual race time. Prior to the 5K our smaller participants have the opportunity to participate in the Caped Colon Crusader sprint. Chidden under the age of eight 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 site on race day. There is no charge for the sprint.
Music, costumes, games, and prizes creates a high energy morning! Awards will be given to the overall fastest top three men and women along with the top age group males and females in the 7:45am run wave. Team Awards are offered for Best Team Costume and Largest Team which highlights the tremendous team passion along the course. The Boxer Brief 5K pays tribute to the warriors challenged with this disease, offers lots of entertainment, and an all terrain, relatively flat course for an enjoyable challenge. The Run to Save Buns has something for everyone!