Nicholas A Brletic Foundation Sponsors Third Annual Brain Bolt 5K to Help Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine (GCBS) is proud to announce our Third Annual Brain Bolt 5K Run/Walk. The Nicholas A Brletic Foundation is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor of this year’s race which will once again benefit the treatment and care of traumatic brain injuries.

Brain Bolt 5K will be held on Saturday, October 7 at 10:00 a.m. at the Carmel Gazebo at Civic Square in Carmel. It is 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.

Early-bird registration is available from July 1 through September 1 for $25 and includes a commemorative race t-shirt.

We anticipate more than 450 race participants—many of whom are survivors of brain and spine injuries—in hopes of surpassing our 2016 fundraising totals of nearly $60,000.

“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, Executive Director of Finance and Administration for GCBS.

Each year, more than 50,000 people in Indiana sustain traumatic brain injuries. 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.

WHAT:          Brain Bolt 5K Run/Walk

WHEN:          Saturday, October 7, 2017

On-site Registration opens at 9 a.m.

Race begins at 10 a.m.

WHERE:        Carmel Gazebo, 1 Civic Square, Carmel, IN

To read about last year’s race, click here

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 tumors 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.

Goodman Campbell Brain and Spine has ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­16 locations across central Indiana including Indianapolis, Carmel, Fishers, Greenwood, Avon, Lafayette, Bloomington and Muncie. To learn more, please visit our website at