About 2020 Colon Cancer Challenge


SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 2020 
Icahn Stadium On Randall's Island, New York City 


​2020 marks the 17th year of our signature event - the Colon Cancer Challenge. Across the United States, teams of families, friends, co-workers and 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 Foundation's strategic initiatives of Public Awareness, Prevention, Screening, and Research.


We are thrilled to be returning to Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island, New York City for this year's memorable event including: 

  • $350 CASH PRIZE FOR THE TOP MALE & FEMALE 5K FINISHERS! A USATF-certified 5K that takes advantage of Icahn Stadium's world-class track and breathtaking views as you run along waterfront pathways. Lace up your sneakers to support a good cause!  

  • The 5th Annual Kids Fun Run. This is a great opportunity for kids to have fun, get some exercise and raise money for an important cause. Kids 12 and under are welcome to participate. All Kids Fun Run participants will receive a Finishers Medal;

  • A 2 Mile scenic walk across Randall's Island - an oasis in the middle of New York City. You will enjoy gorgeous natural areas, unrivaled views of Manhattan, waterfront pathways and green, open fields;


Survivors will be invited to celebrate their victory over colorectal cancer during a special Survivors Commemorative Photo and Victory Lap on the Icahn Stadium track. Survivors and Sponsors will have access to a V.I.P. Tent and refreshments. Participants will have access to Sponsor and Exhibitor booths featuring education and lots of swag!​​

  • ​5K Scenic, Certified and Chip-Timed Timed / $45.00 Online (Onsite Registration $55.00) / Online Registration Closes March 24th 
    • 5K scenic, certified and chip-timed course loops around Randall's Island
    • 5K wave assignments will be based on the following estimated finish times
      • Less than 30 minutes
      • Between 30 to 45 minutes 
      • Greater than 45 minutes
      • If you plan on participating in both the walk and 5K please register for the 5K - you will be able to participate in both events. 
      • Age Group Awards: 14 & under through 85 & over in 5 year increments

  • ​2 Mile Remembrance and Prevention Walk / $35.00 Online (Onsite Registration $45.00) Online Registration Closes March 24th 
    • Walk participants will complete a 2 Mile loop around Randall's Island. Final lap will take place on the Icahn Stadium Track.
    •  If you plan on participating in both the walk and 5K please register for the 5K - you will be able to participate in both events. 

  • Kids Fun Run / $15.00 Online (Onsite Registration $20.00) Online Registration Closes March 24th 
    • Kids 12 and under eligible to participate - Run will take place on the Icahn Stadium track. Waiver must be signed prior to participation. Kids 2-5 will run a 100 yard dash, Kids 6-9 will run a 200 yard dash and Kids 10-12 will tackle the entire 1/4 yard track. All participants will receive a finishers medal!

      CHILD REGISTRATION POLICY - All children participating in the Kids Fun Run are required to register and sign the waiver. Waivers will be available at the event for onsite registrations. Registration fees assist us in covering the costs to produce the event.


Starts at:  March 29, 2020 7:30 AM
Ends at:  March 29, 2020 11:00 AM


Icahn Stadium
20 Randall's Island
New York,NY 10035 USA


Colon Cancer Foundation

Why Take the Challenge?

While we have made great progress in reducing incidence and death rates of those 50 or older over the last decade through the prevention and early detection of colorectal cancer through screening – the simple fact is colorectal cancer is still the third most commonly diagnosed cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death. And, incidence rates and death of those under 50 have increased at an alarming rate each year.

An estimated 42 Million Americans over the age of 50 have NOT been screened for colorectal cancer. Sadly over 135,000 Americans will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and nearly 50,000 Americans will lose their battle with the disease in the coming year. Most frustrating is the fact that most of these cases could be prevented with early detection.

Where Do the Funds Go?

Funds raised by teams and individuals support:

    • Public awareness events across the country that raise awareness of CRC risk factors and ways to prevent CRC including free multi-lingual educational materials and use of the educational inflatable colon, the Rollin’ Colon;
    • The nation’s only Summit focused on early age onset colorectal cancer (EAO CRC Summit) held each year in New York, NY;
    • Translational research grants awarded to young investigators studying early age onset colorectal cancer and/or genetic and epigenetic changes that will ultimately lead to new breakthroughs in the prevention of, therapy for and elimination of CRC; and
    • Development of broad public/private partnerships with local, regional, national and global organizations invested in a mutual goal of colorectal cancer prevention and early detection.

    We couldn't do it without our sponsors

    For information about sponsoring the 2019 Colon Cancer Challenge Foundation click here.