Prospect Park, Brooklyn - Sunday, May 7, 2017

Fees:  $25 until April 8th$30 until April 30th/  Race Day $40

Join us on May 7th in Prospect Park for the 4th Annual Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness 5K Run Walk & Roll and help bring awareness to spinal cord injury and paralysis while you raise funds to support the programs and services provided to people with spinal cord injuries by our 5 organizing sponsors

The race will begin and end approximately at CENTER DRIVE/THE NETHERMEAD, which is inside the park just past Bartel-Pritchard Square at the corner of Prospect Park West and 15th Street - toward the middle of the park. Runners will follow the park’s main loop drive, completing a 5 kilometer lap of the park, to finish at CENTER DRIVE/THE NETHERMEAD. There will be mile markers along the course. Water will be available at the half-way mark and at the finish. There will be bag drop on race day and of course, a post-race snack.

This year we are very excited to have NYCRUNS on board as our race manager so you can be assured that the event will be professionally run by one of NYC's premier road race managers. All participants and volunteers must register for our race through the NYCRUNS website.

Organizing Charities

Run for a Cause

Why SCI?

Traumatic spinal cord injuries (SCI) occur approximately 30 times a day across the United States.  80% of those injuries effect young men, ages 16 to 30 years of age;  presenting tremendous physical, emotional and financial challenges as they face living with paralysis.  The Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Awareness 5K is a community effort by 5 of NYC's leading SCI non-profits.  Together we are working to help people with spinal cord injuries maximize their independence and quality of life.  You can help make a difference by registering and fund raising for this very worthy cause.  All donations will be accepted by the Alan T Brown Foundation and are fully tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.  Proceeds will be shared between all of our charity partners.

How can you help?

Participate!  Help bring awareness to spinal cord injury (SCI) and paralysis by taking part in the 3rd Annual SCI Awareness 5K sponsored by the leading SCI non-profits in the Tri-state area.

Invite your friends and family to join us. Connect with old friends and get some exercise. Make it an excuse for a family outing day.

Sign up for a FREE personal fundraiser page and encourage your social network to support SCI Awareness.  Donations will be used to help fund programs and services run by our organizing non-profit organizations: Alan T Brown Foundation, Wheeling Forward, Wheels of Progress, Wheelchair Sports Federation and the NYC Spinal Cord Injury Association. 

Donations will be accepted by the Alan T Brown Foundation and are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Donate.  Your contributions will be used to fund a variety of programs and services that help people with spinal cord injuries maximize their independence and quality of life including advocacy for civil rights and services, adaptive sports and fitness, higher education, community reintegration, peer mentoring and accessible housing.

Help promote our event and get updates on what's happening with SCI Awareness 5K on Facebook!   Instagram or Twitter

Race Divisions

  • Runners

  • Pushrim Wheelchair Racers

  • Handcycle Racers

  • Walk & Roll - Non-Competitive - Open to all


Awards will be given to the top 3 finishers in each competitive division, male and female.

Running divisions will be divided by gender in age categories grouped by 10 (ex. Female runner 30-39, Male runner 20-29)

Race Plan

  • 5K timed race   See Course Map for details. 
  • Professional timing and race management will be provided by NYCRUNS.
  • Walk & Roll will follow the 5K race and will not be timed.

Packet Pick-up

Runners will also be able to pick up race packets on race day from 8:00-8:45 AM inside the park at the festival area.

Registration Fees

All participants, both competitive and non-competitive, must register

$25.00 through April 8, 2017

$30.00 until April 30, 2017

$40.00 on Race Day, if the event is not already sold out.

Race capacity is 500 participants.

Fee includes all service fees, an event t-shirt (first come, first serve until they run out) and snacks. 

No refunds, deferrals or transfers.

Online registration closes on April 30, 2017 at 11:59pm.

Sponsorship Packages Available

Show your support for creating change and helping people with disabilities maximize their independence and quality of life by signing on as a sponsor for this event. 

For more information, call Anna at 212-944-8727 or Debbie at 917-873-2387.