Brain Injury Awareness 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk

General Race Information

Sign up to participate in the 5th Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk for Brain Injury Awareness! This year’s race will be held virtually. All participants that sign up by March 8th, 2021 are guaranteed a race t-shirt, and all others will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. All participants that register by March 15th, 2021 are guaranteed a finisher medal, and all others will be offered on a first-come first-served basis. Participants are encouraged to wear blue (the color for brain injury awareness) or green (the color for traumatic brain injury awareness)! We also encourage you to share your participation using the hashtag #BIA5K2021 on social media.

This event is hosted by the undergraduate student organization Buckeyes Raising Awareness in Neuroscience (BRAIN). All proceeds benefit our NeuroNights program, a joint initiative between The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University Chronic Brain Injury program, and BRAIN to provide comprehensive communal and wellness support for brain injury survivors. You can find more information about the program here. Please contact us at [email protected] if you have any questions or concerns!

*Discounts We Offer:

Anyone that signed up for last year’s run that was cancelled due to the pandemic will receive a discount code for 20% off of your registration via email.Refer 5 participants to our race, and receive a $10 refund on your registration once they register.Elect to donate the cost of your kit, and receive $5 off of your registrationDuring the registration process, if you donate $10 or more to our cause – you will receive $5 off of your registration. Donate $50 or more and receive $15 off of your registration!

Race Details:

Race Dates: March 28, 2021 – April 03, 2021

Kick-Off: March 28, 2021

On the first day that our virtual run begins, we will host a kick-off via Zoom where all registered participants can join to hear various speakers/professionals talk about brain injury, NeuroNights, and our 5K. We will also have special presentations from brain injury survivors, and this year we will be presenting our first annual Mark Minister Award!

Submitting Your Race Results: 

You may use any run-tracking app (free/paid), however, it must at a minimum include overall run distance, overall run time, and your run date. Closer to the start of the race opening, we will provide you with a Google Form to submit your results, which will require a screenshot of your run data, your age, and your gender.

Receiving Your Kits

While all participants are eligible to receive a kit if they register by the deadlines, you may select to donate the cost of your kit and receive $5 off of the registration price. Shipping is included and offered to all registrants that elect to receive a kit, however, there will be a socially-distanced pick-up option for those that are local to the Ohio State campus area and would prefer to pick-up their kit. 


After the run – custom race medals will be awarded to the top male and female overall finishers in each age group. Prizes will also be awarded to our top 5 fundraisers! 

Age Groups: 18 and under, 19-29, 30-45, and 45+

This event is co-sponsored by the Chronic Brain Injury program at the Ohio State University. Learn more about CBI here.


1 Mile Family Walk
March 28, 2021 (Sunday) - April 03, 2021
1 miles
Solo Charity/Fund raising
Anywhere Virtual Race
5K Run
March 28, 2021 (Sunday) - April 03, 2021
5 kilometers
Solo Charity/Fund raising Road
Anywhere Virtual Race


Mar 28 2021 : Heavy rain overnight.
5.9°C - 21.4°C (42.6°F - 70.6°F)

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The information about this race is based on information provided by the organisers or found on the official website of the event. Always check the official website for up-to-date information. If you have noticed any mistake, let us know at [email protected]
Last checked on 2021-03-16