Dear Registered Participants,
Out of an abundance of caution, it is with great regret that I write to inform you that we will be postponing this year’s Get Your Rear in Gear 5K—Asheville. 
The race, currently scheduled for March 28, 2020, will be postponed for a minimum of three months. 
I do not believe that it is reasonable to proceed with our scheduled date. We are hopeful to reschedule the race when we have a better idea of the scope of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). At this time, guidance and recommendations for minimizing the spread of the virus remain a moving target. The race is being rescheduled in an effort to best protect our patients, our community, our employees, and any friends and family that may be attending the race. 
For those of you who have already registered for the race, your registration fees will be honored when the race is rescheduled, or we will be happy to refund your fees if you are unable to attend on the new date. 
If you do not plan to participate (or cannot participate on the date to be determined), but you wish to have your registration fee serve as a donation, no further action needs to be taken.  Please remember that all proceeds from this race go toward providing colorectal cancer screening to uninsured patients in Western North Carolina. 
Thank you for your support of the Get Your Rear in Gear 5K—Asheville. 
We will be updating our website with information regarding the new race date and time when it becomes available. I hope to see you at the finish line later this year!
Dr. Charles Shrode, M.D.