The 14th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge

SUNDAY, APRIL 30, 2017

Manhattanville College, Purchase, NY



Join us on the grounds of one of Westchester’s most beautiful colleges – Manhattanville College – for the 14th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge. Manhattanville College is located just 30 minutes outside of New York City in Purchase, New York.

Walk, run, Celebrate, educate and inspire yourself with participants from across the region who are dedicated to educating their community about the prevention of colorectal cancer.  More than an estimated 51,000 Americans died fRom colon cancer this past year.

Your entry fee in the Prevention & Remembrance Walk, 4M Time Fun Run or Kids Fun Run includes a bib, long-sleeve t-shirt, entry into a raffle for fabulous local and seasonal prizes, post-run bagels and fruit and access to the post-race Wellness Festival.  Entry fee for My Local Challenge does not include a bib, t-shirt and/or raffle entry.  We encourage children to attend and participate in the Challenge.  **Children ages 4 and up are required to register. 

Proceeds benefit the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation’s public awareness, prevention, screening and research programs.


This non-competitive walk will wind through the 100-acre grounds of Manhattanville College.  Survivors will be invited to participate in a Survivor “Victory Lap” and group photo at 12:00 p.m.


This 3M non-competitive, timed fun run will wind through the 100-acre grounds of Manhattanville College.

KIDS FUN RUN – Kids under 12

In addition to the 3M Mixed Terrain Run and Remembrance & Prevention Walk, the day’s events will include the Kid’s Fun Run, a non-competitive event for younger runners. Every finisher in the Kid’s Fun Run is a winner.  The first 50 children who complete the course will receive a finisher’s medal. By adding the the Kids Fun Run we hope to get the whole family involved in a healthy physical activity to boost self-esteem, make new friends, and of course have a great time!


Numbers and T-shirts can be picked up at Manhattanville College on:

  • Sunday, April 30, 2017 – 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. for the Remembrance and Prevention Walk, 3M Mixed Terrain Fun Run and Kids Fun Run.


8:30 AMT-shirt pick up at Check-In on Damaan Field
8:30 AM Wellness Festival Opens
10:00 AMRemembrance Ceremony Start including National Anthem by the Manhattanville Quintessentials, guest speakers and Survivor Photo
10:15 AMKid’s Fun Run
10:30 AM3M Mixed Terrain Fun Run Begins (start times subject to change)
10:45 AMRemembrance and Prevention Walk begins (start times subject to change)
11:30 AM3M Top Three Finishers, Team Award Ceremony and Raffle Drawing – stay tuned for fabulous prizes.
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM• DJ Song Dedications
• Balloon Twisters
• Face Painter
• Wellness Festival
• Colorectal Cancer Quilt Exhibit
• Sponsor and Vendor booths
1:00 PMEvent Ends


3M Timed Fun Run
Course Map

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2M Remembrance & Prevention Walk
Course Map

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We don’t expect you to be an expert at fundraising. Your passion and dedication to raising awareness of CRC in your community and the fact that you are not asking for yourself, but for the thousands of families across the country who are battling CRC will help you reach your fundraising goal. It can seem overwhelming at first, but remember our mission is critical and we are here to help!

Click here to download our Fundraising Toolkit.


The 14th Annual Colon Cancer Challenge would not be possible without the help of our wonderful volunteers. We have opportunities for all ages and groups.

We need more than 110 volunteers to ensure a safe and fun day for all at the Colon Cancer Challenge. We have opportunities for everyone, including groups: distribute T-Shirts, pass out refreshments for walkers/runners, accept donations and so much more.

Please feel free to call the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation at 914.305.6674 or email at info@coloncancerchallenge.org with any questions or concerns.


You are cordially invited to join us for this year’s Colon Cancer Challenge Wellness Festival, a unique component of the 2017-Colon Cancer Challenge.

What is the Colon Cancer Challenge?

2017 marks the 14th year of our signature event – the Colon Cancer Challenge. Teams of families, friends, co-workers, local and national corporations will come together to raise awareness of colorectal cancer, support those battling the disease and raise funds for the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation’s strategic initiatives of Public Awareness, Prevention, and Research.

The Colon Cancer Challenge offers survivors, family and friends of those affected by colorectal cancer a unique opportunity to raise public awareness and contribute to the fight against this preventable, yet often fatal disease. Participants can choose to participate in a 1.7 Mile Remembrance & Prevention Walk, a 4M or 5K run or the Kid’s Fun Run.

What is the Wellness Festival?

The Wellness Festival includes informational booths, demonstrations, and interactive activities for our participants. This festival is an excellent opportunity for area non-profit organizations and health service organizations to connect with the community and showcase programs and services aimed at the prevention and treatment options for those affected by colorectal cancer including exercise, nutrition and healthy lifestyles.

We would be delighted to have your organization participate as an exhibitor in this year’s festival.

We encourage exhibitors to have an interactive presentation of their services – we have plenty of space for an activity or demonstration if interested.  We encourage exhibitors to think creatively about how to engage festival attendees and offer tips and ideas about healthy living. If you are interested in participating but not sure what you’d like to do, please contact us at 914.305.6674 to discuss your ideas.

How do I get involved?

If you would like to participate as an exhibitor, please complete the attached registration form for the appropriate venue. We also offer Sponsorship Opportunities. Once you are registered as an exhibitor, we will send a confirmation letter to the person you have designated as a contact. Also, please review the following pages for more details about the event and set up, and please share it with those responsible for your exhibitor booth at the Festival.


The sponsors of the Colon Cancer Challenge make it possible for us to build public awareness of colorectal cancer (CRC) including hereditary colorectal cancer and the importance of timely screening and prevention.  Their support also allows us to help sponsor prevention programs in New York City including screening efforts for the uninsured and innovative translational research projects focused on early age onset of colorectal cancer.

As a sponsor of the 2017 Colon Cancer Challenge you have the opportunity to reach thousands who join us each year to raise awareness of this deadly and yet preventable disease.  The Challenge Wellness Festival focuses in on preventive measures our community can take including exercise and nutrition.

If you are interested in joining our community of Sponsors, please look at our Corporate Sponsor Opportunities or contact us at 914.305.6675.


Click on Register to get to the Challenge Greeting Page.  The first step is to select whether you want to register as an individual, form a team or join an existing team. Then you will need to select your participation type before continuing with the rest of the form. Note that if you already have a contact record in the Challenge database, you must log in with your username and password before registering. Don’t know your username and/or password? Click here to have it e-mailed to you. If you have problems registering online, please call the Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation at 914-305-6674.

T-shirts will be available for pick up at Manhattanville College on event day – April 30, 2017 – beginning at 8:30 AM.  Shirt size is subject to availability.

Please visit the Directions and Parking website for detailed information and directions to Manhattanville College.

Parking will be provided at The Centre at Purchase, 2 Manhattanville Rd, Purchase, NY 10577.

Hudson Valley Bus Co. will provide shuttle van service starting at 8:30 to bring participants to the start of the walk.

Colon Cancer Challenge Participants will not be charged a parking fee.

Free baggage check will be available to all registered runners and walkers on the Concourse Level of the Stadium accessed through he Right Field Entrance.  Participants are encouraged to keep baggage to a minimum.  To use this service, detach the “Baggage” tag from your race number, pin it to your bag, and place the bag in the baggage area according to the last digit of your number. You may claim your bag after the race; be prepared to show your race number, which must match your baggage-tag number. Staff and volunteers will be on hand to assist you, but please keep in mind that thousands of bags are checked at our events; we recommend that you use an inexpensive bag and not check valuables. CCCF is not responsible for lost or stolen items. We also recommend that you check the event map for the location of the baggage-check area and allow enough time to get to the start after checking your bag. 

The Lost and Found is located at check in on event day. If you have lost an item, please check there; if you find a lost item, please bring it there. Unclaimed items will be brought to CCCF (10 New King Street, Suite 202, White Plains, NY); please call 914.305.6674, or e-mail info@coloncancerchallenge.org

Registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable, even if you are unable to participate on the day of the Challenge.

Each year the Colon Cancer Challenge sells out within just a few weeks.  The deadline for the 3M Fun Run, Remembrance & Prevention Walk and Kids Run is April 23rd, 2017.

For complete pricing visit our Race Info Page.

We do not require a fundraising minimum to participate in the Colon Cancer Challenge.  Pease know that while your registration fee gets you to the start line on the day of The Challenge, it is your fundraising dollars that will help us fund lifesaving prevention and screening programs and research.

Yes! Survivors remind us all that participating in this event is a part of a bigger race to find the cures for colorectal cancer. Survivors are recognized in a number of ways:

  • Survivors receive a complimentary blue star necklace and blue Survivor hat on the day of The Challenge.
  • Survivors are welcomed to a special V.I.P. Tent on Race Day where they can enjoy light refreshments and receive a special survivor goody bag.
  • Survivors are welcomed to participate in a collective Survivor “Victory Photo” on the main stage during our opening ceremony and participate in the Survivors and Caregivers Victory Lap. 

The success of the Colon Cancer Challenge depends heavily on the support we receive from hundreds of volunteers in the months leading up to the Race and on Race Day. We welcome individuals and groups who want to help – both before the event and on Race Day. Please contact us at info@coloncancerchallenge.org to get involved.

Yes.  The brochures and a smaller poster for participants (8.5″ x 11″) will be available by February 25th, 2017.  Please contact us at info@coloncancerchallenge.org with your request.

Absolutely!  We are pleased to collaborate with T Wellott Photography and to offer professional prints of the thousands of photographs taken at Randall’s Island.  Photos will be available after the event through our partner’s website.