The ultimate motivation: Running for a Cause


If you’re looking for a good reason to get the family moving, this upcoming event may just do it.

The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) is hosting its annual Upstate Run & Roll 5K on Saturday, March 30 from 8 to 10 a.m. at Cleveland Park in downtown Greenville, S.C.

The event, previously known as Run For Thought, originally started as a way to bring awareness to brain injuries. Over the years, it has grown to include participation from more than 400 brain injury survivors, caregivers, providers and other community members.

The event offers two options for runners: a competitive 5K for those looking to beat their personal best and a 1-mile walk/roll that the whole family can enjoy.

“This year’s run is quite special as we have rebranded to show inclusivity of the brain injury survivors participating in the 1-mile walk/roll,” said Joyce Davis, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Association of South Carolina. “We look forward to the possibility of expanding this event to other counties in the Upstate in the upcoming years.”

Upstate Run & Roll 5K is the annual Upstate fundraising event for BIASC, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to provide critical help and support to persons with brain injury and their families, educating the public on the risks and impact of brain injury, advocating for legislation, and improving community-based services.

To register, participants may visit the official run sign up webpage by clicking here.

The Brain Injury Association of South Carolina (BIASC) is a nonprofit organization which was developed by persons with brain injury, their families, and concerned professionals in an effort to provide information and support to those who have experienced a brain injury. The BIASC is South Carolina’s chartered affiliate of the Brain Injury Association of America. BIASC’s mission is to create a better future through brain injury prevention, research, education and advocacy.


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