ACG now recommends age 45 to begin colorectal cancer screening for all average risk adults, as incorporated in the updated 2021 Clinical Guidelines on Colorectal Cancer Screening (Shaukat, et al.)

About “Ride or Stride for 45”

In this virtual challenge, Co-Chairs Dr. David Greenwald and Dr. Seth Gross invite the entire GI community, your patients, families and friends to bike, run or walk 45 miles in March (or 45 minutes per day during the month) to show your support and enthusiasm for preventing colorectal cancer beginning at age 45 for all average risk adults.

The American College of Gastroenterology urges you to get some exercise, share the message of colorectal cancer prevention, and connect via social media during this monthlong observance. Proceeds of this event will benefit the ACG Institute for Clinical Research & Education.

Your Call-to-Action

  • Put your commitment to colorectal cancer prevention to the test and bike, run or walk 45 miles total in March….OR 45 minutes per day during the month!
  • Celebrate your success and urge your patients, families, and communities to get screened for colorectal cancer starting at age 45.
  • ACG reminds everyone that: “You Can Prevent Colorectal Cancer. Don’t Let COVID-19 Stop You!” Even during COVID-19, colorectal cancer screening is essential and should not be delayed.

How it Works

In this virtual event, you register online and then bike, run or walk on your own, take photos in race “swag” (tee shirts and race bibs) and celebrate via social media during March. Don’t forget to log your activity and upload photos on the event webpage HERE!

On social media, please share photos of your rides, walks or runs, tag the College @AmCollegeGastro, and include the hashtags #RideOrStride45 #Ridefor45 #Stridefor45 #ColorectalCancerAwarenessMonth.

Register NOW!

The event registration is hosted by and you can link from the ACG Blog to a special registration web page to sign up, order a tee shirt, and download the race bib, plus access a website to share your miles and upload your photos.

Logistics: There is a nominal registration fee of $21. Tee shirts arrive via Fed Ex and the bib can be downloaded. As an option to track your progress, the site links with your personal data from FitBit, Strava or MapMyRun.

Click Here to Register!