About us

March to Get Screened is an annual 5K walk/race to support colon cancer awareness. It was founded 9 years ago by colon cancer survivor, Jan Pratt. Many times colon cancer is one of those uncomfortable topics to discuss with others, but the importance of a simple screening can save a life!  Colon cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. A colonoscopy can prevent colon cancer by removing and detecting pre-cancerous polyps. Join us on Saturday, March 3rd at noon (registration at 11am) for the 9th Annual March to Get Screened where all proceeds support the BGC Foundation for research and education for colon cancer. For more information on our foundation visit BGCFoundation.org

There is $15 registration for untimed runners/walkers and $25 registration fee for timed runners. The first 500 participants will receive a 2017 MTGS T-shirt and race bag, all participants will receive a medal.

The walk/run will be held on the beach beginning at the Seawalk Pavilion and ending at the Jacksonville Beach Pier. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners, an awards ceremony to be held at Lynch’s Irish Pub with live music and a drink ticket.

You can pick up your race packet on March 1st or March 2nd at the THE 1ST PLACE SPORTS location selected when you registered. For additional questions please call 904-265-6416.