This year’s run on May 25, 2020 calls attention to the 21,000+ individuals in Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area who are affected by a brain injury each year. Come out and support a great cause by running, sponsoring, or donating. 

Memorial Day race categories include a 5K, 1.5 mile Walk for Thought and fun4kids event. Early bird registration ends March 15th, 2020.This year’s race will be part of the I Run KC Challenge that includes the Missouri 30K, the 100K and the 200K Challenge, and is sponsored by KC Running Company.

Since 1988, the Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City (BIAKS-GKC) has sponsored a family-friendly Memorial Day Run, which funds programs and services for those affected by brain injury. Whether it’s as simple as a donation, volunteering or participating in the run, BIAKS-GKC appreciates your continued support.

The forerunner of today’s Memorial Day event, The Amy Thompson Run for Brain Injury, began in 1987 with few hundred participants. Over time, this run which spotlights traumatic brain injury, has grown to include more than a thousand runners each year.

This year the Memorial Day Run will focus attention on teams that honor or memorialize someone who’s had a brain injury. Please contact Bev Jacobson, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to provide us with information about your team and the individual being honored or memorialized.

Whether it’s making a donation, sponsoring a team or running the 10K, 5K or Walk for Thought, your involvement makes a difference. Click on the links below to get started. Thank you!

Online registration closes midnight May 21 But… you can still register for the race in-person:

- Saturday, May 23rd Garry Gribbles Running Store-Ward Parkway Center-10am -5pm
- Sunday, May 24th Garry Gribbles Running Store-Ward Parkway Center-noon-4 pm Monday,
- Monday, May 25th Loose Park-6:30 to race time

On-line Race Registration

Register Online Now
Download Paper Registration
Make a Donation
Sponsor a Fundraiser / Make a Donation
Online Volunteer Registration
Instructions for Creating and Joining a Team Online