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Brian's Run


Sun December 11 2016
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Location: West Chester, PA US 19380 Directions
Type: Run Only, Walk Only, Run or Run/Walk
Event: Brian's Run 5 Mile Race
Brian’s Run began in 1978 as a one-time fund raising event to benefit Brian Bratcher, a West Chester Henderson High School football player who sustained a life-challenging spinal cord injury at the age of 15 during a scrimmage.

Brian was paralyzed that year, and his friends, their parents and the community as a whole wanted to help.

They organized a race and hoped to raise $500. That first year, 2,000 runners participated and the effort raised $20,000 to help Brian with his expenses. After 1979, Brian felt he had benefited enough from the proceeds and asked to have others benefit from the annual event.

The race for years has raised funds for disabled people from the community who need help with physical mobility, seeing and communication.

In 2009, the race changed from a 10k to a 5 mile lop. The course is a challenging out and back through West Chester, starting and ending at Henderson High Schiool, Brian’s alma mater. All proceeds from the reace go to support “Homes for Our Troops”, a charity that supports our wounded verterancs, making their homes handicap accessible.

Each year, the race has attracted thousands of runners – ranging from locals to nationals and international participants — and has been called one of the “100 Great Races” by Runner’s World and “Top 12 Essential Philly Runs” by Philadelphia Magazine. In recent years, the race-day activities have drawn about 3,000 participants and many spectators who spend the day volunteering and cheering on the runners.
Start Time: 1:00pm EST
End Time: 2:00pm EST
Registration Limit: 441 spots left.
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

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Event: Brian's Run Kid's Races
There will be 3 kid's races. All kids receive a shirt and a medal. The races are a toddler trot for 3 and under. A 300m run for kids4-8 and a 3/4 mile for kids 9-13.
Start Time: 12:40pm EST
End Time: 12:45pm EST
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

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Event: 2 Mile Walk
Brian’s Run began in 1978 as a one-time fund raising event to benefit Brian Bratcher, a West Chester Henderson High School football player who sustained a life-challenging spinal cord injury at the age of 15 during a scrimmage.

Brian was paralyzed that year, and his friends, their parents and the community as a whole wanted to help.

They organized a race and hoped to raise $500. That first year, 2,000 runners participated and the effort raised $20,000 to help Brian with his expenses. After 1979, Brian felt he had benefited enough from the proceeds and asked to have others benefit from the annual event.

The race for years has raised funds for disabled people from the community who need help with physical mobility, seeing and communication.

In 2009, the race changed from a 10k to a 5 mile lop. The course is a challenging out and back through West Chester, starting and ending at Henderson High Schiool, Brian’s alma mater. All proceeds from the reace go to support “Homes for Our Troops”, a charity that supports our wounded verterancs, making their homes handicap accessible.

Each year, the race has attracted thousands of runners – ranging from locals to nationals and international participants — and has been called one of the “100 Great Races” by Runner’s World and “Top 12 Essential Philly Runs” by Philadelphia Magazine. In recent years, the race-day activities have drawn about 3,000 participants and many spectators who spend the day volunteering and cheering on the runners.
Start Time: 1:00pm EST
End Time: 2:30pm EST
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

Online Registration has Ended.

Event: Virtual Race
Can't make it to WC. Support the cause by doing the Virtual race. E-mail your time to briansrun@gmail.com.
Start Time: 1:00pm EST
End Time: 2:30pm EST
Registration: Online Registration is Closed

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