According to the American Cancer Society, colorectal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the United States. Every year over 140,000 people are diagnosed with colon or rectal cancer. Every year, over 50,000 die from this disease. Recent advances have significantly contributed to improving screening, treatment, and have resulted in a growing population of colorectal cancer survivors.


To raise community awareness and funds for colorectal cancer research at the Duke Cancer Institute, the Multidisciplinary Gastrointestinal (GI) Oncology Program is organizing the annual Duke Crush Colorectal Cancer 5K Run/Walk. Colorectal cancer remains an important public health concern and the DCI GI Oncology Multidisciplinary Program is committed to caring for patients with colorectal cancer and raising public awareness of colorectal cancer. The GI Oncology Multidisciplinary Program is actively engaged in basic science and clinical research that focuses on all aspects of this disease from prevention and early detection to innovative treatments and survivorship.


For more information about our program, click here.


Race Details:

Race Day: Saturday, September 30th at 8:00 AM

Same day registration starts at 7:00 AM

*In order to receive a race t-shirt, please register by September 4th.  

All race participants will receive a CRUSH Colorectal 5k Medal


Race Entry Fee:

Run/Walk Pre-Registration: $35.00

Day of Race: $40.00


Packet Pickup:

Friday, September 29th from 4 PM to 6 PM

Race packets can be picked up at:

Bull City Running Company

501 Washington St. Durham NC 27701


5K Course Location:

The 5K course begins at the Northgate mall.

CRUSH 5k 2023 Race Course

Event Day Layout:

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