This year’s run on September 5th, 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. 

Race categories include a 5K, 1.5 mile Walk for Thought, Virtual Run and fun4kids event. To keep the run more affordable this year, “Early Bird” special pricing will apply till August 24th. Please go to link register.

Going the Distance for Brain Injury run is 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 Run, which funds programs and services for those affected by brain injury. 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!



Every GTD run participant will receive a Virtual Event Bag distributed online. The Virtual Event Bag provides information from sponsors, discounts on services and special incentives. In early August individual who have registered for the run will receive information on how to access their bags. For more information contact: Bev This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


How to Create a Team

Once you begin the registration process, you have the option to create or join a race team - your team might be a group of friends, colleagues, family members, etc. As a team, you will also have the opportunity to raise funds in support of Brain Injury Association of Kansas and Greater Kansas City. Teams are not required, but they're a great way to make race day even more fun! You can either register all of your team members at once, or invite them to register themselves once you've created your team registration. To create a new team, select “Create New” from the drop down menu, and enter your team name. Select your team from the list and then complete your registration to be added to the team roster.


Online Registration Closes Midnight Sept 3rd, 2020 But… You Can Still Register for the Race In-Person:

- Friday, Sept 4th, - Garry Gribbles Running Store - 11908 W. 119th - 10am -5pm
- Saturday, Sept 5th, - Corporate Woods, Building 40 - 6:30am - Race Time



Register Online Now
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Make a Donation
Sponsor a Fundraiser / Make a Donation
Online Volunteer Registration