913-754-8883 biaksrun@gmail.com


Whether it’s becoming a sponsor for the event, making a donation, volunteering, organizing a team or running the 10K, 5K or Walk for Thought,  you can make a difference.

Funds from the Memorial Day run provide important services and programs for individuals and their families affected by a brain injury or concussion. Thank you for your support!

Please click on the links below.

                                        RUN SPONSORS ARE IMPORTANT

Sponsors not only receive marketing brand recognition and website exposure for their company or business, but they also receive complimentary run registrations (depending on sponsorship level) to come and participate in the run.

Run sponsorships help BIAKS-GKC and GTD fulfil its mission to improve the quality of life for all those individuals affected by a traumatic brain injury in the Kansas City and Missouri surrounding areas.

Are you interested in being a run sponsor for this great charity event? Please contact Bev Jacobson by email, bjacobson@biaks.org or phone 913-754-8883, ext. 2.

Presenting Sponsor –$10,000
Premier Sponsor
Patron Sponsor –$3,000
Platinum Sponsor –$2,500
Gold Sponsor –$1,500
Silver Sponsor –$1,000
Bronze Sponsor –$500
Friend –$250

To download a complete listing of sponsorship levels with benefits, click here!

Interested in Being a Run Vendor?

If you want to showcase your business, restaurant, entertainment venue, etc., to the 1000+ runners and family members and friends who attend the GTD Run, booth rental space is available. Please contact Bev Jacobson, bjacobson@biaks.org or 913-754-8883, ext. 2 for details.

2024 GTD Run Sponsors:


Whitney & Kate Sunderland Charitable Foundation

Massman Construction CO.

GTD In-Kind Sponsors:

Brandon & Brandon

Support Going the Distance


YOUR GIFT WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE! Anyone can make a donation and support Going the Distance for Brain Injury and you don’t have to run or walk to do so. You can make a donation during the registration process or by clicking Donate.

Every donation helps, big or small, and benefits the community as well as the families and the victims affected by Brain Injury.




You may also make a check payable to:
Brain Injury Association
6701 West 64th Street, Suite 120
Overland Park, KS 66202

Your Gifts Help The Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City in many different ways:

  • Respond to more than 250 desperate requests for help from survivors, family members and health care professionals
  • Provide education/support opportunities for survivors & family members
  • Reduce the potential number of brain injuries for the 800+ children and teenagers who receive a free bicycle helmet from BIAKS
  • Impact legislation to expand state services for those with brain injuries
  • Educate healthcare professionals working with people with brain injury
  • Touch the lives of more than 34,000 individuals who reach out to us each year

We thank you in advance for your generosity. Proceeds from Going the Distance for Brain Injury benefit the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City (www.biaks-gkc.org).

Volunteer NowVOLUNTEER

WE NEED YOU! Become a GTD volunteer and help: organize, set up, cheer runners on and facilitate a successful run. Click the more info button to see how you can help. All volunteers will receive a GTD race t-shirt.

Volunteers help organize and make sure the race runs smoothly and is fun for everyone. Whether it’s working at a water station, being a course monitor or helping distribute prizes, Going the Distance for Brain Injury would love your help and support. We welcome both volunteer groups and individuals.

CLICK HERE for Online Volunteer Registration. In the meantime, please call Bev at 913-754-8883 x2 for more information.

Race Day Volunteer Schedule. We need help in the following areas:

Please click on the area you would like to participate in for more information.

Race Day Set Up (5:45 a.m. – 7:00 a.m.)
Race Day Late Registration (6:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m.)
Water stations (7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Finish Line Water Station (8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.)
Kiddie Dash (9:30 a.m. –- 10:00 a.m.)
Course Monitor (7:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.)
Break Down (9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)

If you would like to be a volunteer, CLICK HERE to fill out the registration form

Contact Us


6701 West 64th Street Suite 120 Overland Park, Kansas 66202

    PHONE: 913-754-8883

   E-MAIL: bjacobson@biaks.org