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Sun March 24, 2024 Columbus, OH 43201 US Directions


Sign up to participate in the 8th Annual 5K Run and 1 Mile Walk for Brain Injury Awareness presented by Ohio State's Chronic Brain Injury Program.

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 $500 donation to a therapeutic foundation, called Dreams on Horseback
  • 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 March 1, 2024 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 March 1. 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 #BIA5K2024 on social media.

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 22 (from 10 am to 8 pm), and Saturday, March 23 (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 9 am. Please note that all race day registration is credit card only!

Race Day Timeline

9:00 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!
9:30 AM: Welcoming and speakers begin presenting at the start/finish line
9:45 AM: Mark Minster Award presentation at the start/finish line
10:00 AM: 1 Mile Family Walk begins
10:45 AM: 5K Run/Walk begins
11:45 AM: Awards

5K Course Visual:

Full course map details for the 5K and 1M are located in the course maps tab


After the run – custom race medals will be awarded to the top male, top female, and top non-binary finishers in each age group in the 5K.

Age Groups:
18 and under

*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!

Race Contact Info

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