Brain Injury Awareness 5K Run and 1 Mile Family Walk

Sun March 26, 2023 Columbus, OH 43201 US Directions


Sign up to participate in the 7th Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk for Brain Injury Awareness presented by Ohio State's Chronic Brain Injury Program, Dodd Rehabilitation Hospital, and MPOWER Health!

This event is hosted by the undergraduate student organization Buckeyes Raising Awareness in Neuroscience (BRAIN). All proceeds directly benefit brain injury survivors, including through 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. Please contact us at if you have any questions or concerns!

Last year's race proceeds benefitted the following:

  • We made a $1000 donation to a therapeutic foundation, called Jack Gives Back
  • We committed $1800 to funding fitness scholarships in partnership with Ohio State Rehabilitation facilities and their "NeuroWell" program
  • Our group will provide $1000 to the CBI program to fund Travel Awards for students doing brain injury research to share their discoveries at national and international conferences

Additional Race Information

Included In Your Registration

All participants that sign up by February 27, 2023 are guaranteed a race t-shirt, and all others will be offered on a first-come first-served basis for those who sign up after February 27. All participants will also receive a special finisher prize! 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 #BIA5K2023 on social media.

See below for this year's race t-shirt! Shirts are unisex and sizes available are listed within the registration process.

Packet Pickup

Save time in line on race morning by picking up your packet at early packet pickup! Early packet pickup will take place on Friday, March 24 (from 10 am to 8 pm), and Saturday, March 25 (from 10 am to 6 pm), at Columbus Running Company's Short North Location (765 N High St Ste B, Columbus, OH 43215).

Packet pickup is also available on the day of the race at the race site, starting at 10 am. Please note that all race day registration is credit card only!

Race Day Timeline

10:00 AM: Race day registration and packet pickup begins outside of the RPAC, under the northwest corner overhang. As noted above, all race day registration is credit card only!
11:00 AM: 1 Mile Family Walk begins
11:30 AM: 5K Run/Walk begins
12:30 PM: Awards


When it comes to parking on the Ohio State campus, you've got options. There are two different general types of parking: garages and surface parking lots. CampusParc manages parking at Ohio State, and we are directing our participants to use SureParc, an interactive map that allows you to view parking rules by date and time. After filling out the menu in SureParc, you can click on parking areas within the map to learn more about rates, occupancy, and you can even click to get directions to a particular spot. The tool provides personalized information for permit holders, patients and visitors.

Our recommendation is parking on surface lots around the Ohio Stadium, as they are in closest proximity to our event plaza. ADA parking is closest to our event at surface lots off of the intersection of Annie and John Glenn Avenue and Neil Avenue. See image below for more information:


After the run – custom race medals will be awarded to the top male, top female, and top non-binary finishers in each age group.

Age Groups:
18 and under

We will also be raffling off 5 BRAIN Crewnecks for participants that fundraise ANY amount in addition to their registration fee!

*Discounts We Offer:

  • 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 registration
  • During 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!

Check out our official 2023 race flyer below!

Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.


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