Brain Bolt 5K
How to participate this year:
- In- person at the Carmel Gazebo at Civic Square in Carmel, IN
- Donation of monetary or in-kind services/products
Our featured guests will share their inspirational stories of survival!
When & Where
Attend in person beginning at the Carmel Gazebo at Civic Square in Carmel, Indiana on Saturday, October 7.
- 9:00am Day of packet pick-up and vendor booths open
- 9:45am Opening ceremony
- 10:00am Race begins
There are two ways to pick up your race packets!
1. Pick up your race packet at Goodman Campbell’s Carmel office the week of the race.
~ Monday 10/2/23 4:00pm-6:00pm
~ Tuesday 10/3/23 11:00am-1:00pm
~ Wednesday 10/4/23 4:00pm-6:00pm
Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine
13345 Illinois St.
Carmel, IN 46032
2. Pick up your race packet the day of the race. Packet pickup will begin at 9:00am at the Registration Tent.
- $30 (early bird June 1, 2023 -August 21, 2023)
- $35 (August 22, 2023- October 7, 2023)
You can also support the Neurosurgery Foundation at Goodman Campbell by making a donation
Eighth Annual Brain Bolt 5k to help victims of traumatic brain and spine injuries
Indianapolis, IN—Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine (GCBS) is proud to announce our Eighth Annual Brain Bolt 5K Run/Walk/Wheel. This year’s in-person race will once again benefit the treatment and care of traumatic brain and spine injuries.
The Brain Bolt 5K will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023 at the Carmel Gazebo at Civic Square in Carmel. It will be a family-friendly 5K that will take on a festival atmosphere featuring musical entertainment, food trucks and activities for kids on the gazebo’s grass lawn. This year we will provide both a 5K course and survivor course (~1 mile). Everyone who would like to participate will have a way to do so! Regional trauma specialists will educate attendees on preventing head and spine injuries, and GCBS’ MEGA Brain—an inflatable, interactive, walk-through exhibit—will also be on display.
Early-bird registration is available from June 1, 2023 through August 21, 2023. Each registration comes with a t-shirt, bib, medal, and race bag with goodies.
We anticipate a large number of race participants—many of whom are survivors of brain and spinal cord injuries, or their families.
Each year, more than 2.87 million emergency room visits, hospitalizations and deaths occur nationally due to traumatic brain injury. Nationally, more than 300,000 people live with spinal cord impairment and 5.3 million with permanent brain injury-related disability. The immediate, life-saving efforts of the neurotrauma teams at local Level 1 Trauma Centers provide these patients the best hope for surviving and coping with their injuries. All proceeds of the Brain Bolt 5K will support the efforts of the Neurosurgery Foundation at Goodman Campbell: helping fund pilot research projects in traumatic brain injury, a follow-up clinic for patients for after-injury care, and supporting GCBS’ neurotrauma databases.
2023 Race Presented by:
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