Indianapolis, IN—Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine (GCBS) is proud to announce our Sixth Annual Brain Bolt 5K Run/Walk/Wheel. This year’s race will once again benefit the treatment and care of traumatic brain and spine injuries. There will be a live and virtual option for anyone wishing to participate.

For those wishing to gather safely in person, Brain Bolt 5K will be held on Saturday, October 2, 2021 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. 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.

After virtual participants register online, they will receive a virtual “bib” and confirmation

email. Virtual participants may choose their own course and track their distance on the RaceJoy app (must download prior to the start of the race). All times must be submitted before closing ceremonies.

Early-bird registration is available from July 1, 2021 through August 1, 2021. Each registration comes with a t-shirt. Pricing coming soon!

We anticipate a large number of race participants—many of whom are survivors of brain and spine injuries, or their families.

“We are excited to continue the tradition of the Brain Bolt 5K and look forward to a fun, family event to support Hoosiers across our state who suffer unimaginable injuries of the head and spine,” said Derek Cantrell, Goodman Campbell’s Executive Director.

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 to help fund pilot research projects in traumatic brain injury, a follow-up clinic for patients for after-injury care, and will support GCBS’ neurotrauma databases.

About Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine

At Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine, patients are our inspiration. All of the men, women and children we treat inspire us to provide the best possible care today, and to work tirelessly to find new ways to heal the brain, spine and nervous system. We have already made significant progress in several areas, including spinal cord injury, brain tumor and movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease with the support of generous donors to our Foundation. Several other areas of pediatric research including fetal repair for spina bifida, epilepsy and spasticity, are planned and await sufficient support in order to begin this important work.
To learn more, please visit our website at www.GoodmanCampbell.com