Join us for a 5K run/walk in downtown Wayne, PA!
All proceeds to benefit the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, the world's only non-profit organization solely dedicated to raising awareness of and funding research for brain aneurysm.  Join us as a runner, walker, volunteer, or sponsor.
  Platinum Sponsors ($1000):


Gold Sponsors ($500):





Prizes donated by:

  • Villanova University, Villanova, PA
  • City Sports
  • The Pilates Garden, Wayne, PA
  • People's Light & Theatre Company, Malvern, PA
  • Corner Bakery & Cafe
  • Panera Bread
  • Green Mountain Coffee
  • Wegmans
  • Giant Food Stores
  • Bryn Mawr Running Company, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Polished Spa & Boutique, Wayne, PA
  • East Eagle Yoga, Havertown, PA
  • Road ID
  • GT Wholesale Sporting Good, Philadelphia, PA
  • Philadelphia Phillies
  • Philadelphia 76ers
  • Trader Joe's, Wayne, PA
  • Campus Corner, Villanova, PA
  • Bertucci's
  • D'Amicantonio Shoe Store, Wayne, PA
  • Flag Lady Gifts, Wayne, PA
  • Jules Thin Crust, Wayne, PA
  • Red Mango, Wayne, PA
  • Post-race news:

    Thanks to your support, the inaugural Brain Aneurysm Awareness Run was a success. Together with 364 runners and walkers and 30 volunteers, we raised over $20,000 for the Brain Aneurysm Foundation! More importantly, we have raised awareness of brain aneurysm in our community.

    • Race results for runners are now available online (click here). If you have any questions about the results, please contact our head timer Jason Bialka of Bryn Mawr Running Company.
    • Click here to read the post-race newsletter, along with photos.
    • Additional pictures can be found on our Facebook page. You should be able to access the photo album even if you don't have a Facebook account. But if the Facebook link does not load for you, you can also access the same pictures via this link.
    We look forward to seeing you next year!
    Registration: (Click here to register)

    Online registration ends 9/4/13, 3 p.m. On-site registration available on day of event (9/8/2013).
    (If you prefer to register with a paper form, please download form here.)

    • Before 8/22/13: Adults: $25, Students and children 6 and over: $15, Children under 6: Free.
    • After 8/22/13: Adults: $30, Students and children 6 and over: $20, Children under 6: Free.
      (Onsite registration cash or check only please)
    • Registration fee includes:
      • Chip timing
      • Post-event refreshments, award ceremony & raffle drawing (click here for full list of raffle packages)
      • Guaranteed if registered before 8/22/13. While supplies last thereafter:
    • Prizes for top 3 male & female runners and top runner 14 and under

    *** Please follow this link for event schedule and packet pickup information. ***

    Course: (Click here for course map)
    • Chip timing with MYLAPS bib chip. Race times will be available on-site and online.
    • Rolling course through beautiful downtown Wayne, PA (see page 2 of course map for elevation changes).
    • Distance to be certified by Bryn Mawr Racing Company (in progress).
    • Start/Finish line at intersection of School Lane and Louella Avenue (near Radnor Middle School).
    • Course will remain open for 75 minutes. If you plan to join us as a walker, please keep that timeframe in mind.

    Don't enjoy running or walking? Come join us as a volunteer! Please contact us at:

    • Free t-shirts for all volunteers.
    • Plus our undying gratitude.
    Day of event: (Click here for event map)
    • Race starts at 9 a.m.
    • On-site registration starts at 8 a.m.
    • Rain or shine.
    • Refreshments, raffle, and award ceremony after the race.
    • Consult event map for information on parking and bathroom location.
    • Easily accessible via SEPTA's Paoli/Thorndale regional rail (Wayne station, 0.25 mile walk to starting line)
    • Packet pick-up information will be available by early August.
    Why we should care about brain aneurysms:

    Some important facts (from Brain Aneurysm Foundation and National Institutes of Health):

    • The most common form of brain aneurysm is a berry aneurysm, which is a "balloon" that forms along a blood vessel. Over time, the vessel wall becomes weaker, and the aneurysm may eventually rupture, leading to bleeding within the brain (i.e., hemorrhagic stroke).
    • An estimated 6 million people in the United States (1 in 50 people) have an unruptured brain aneurysm, and approximately 30,000 people per year suffer from ruptured aneurysms.
    • An estimated 40% of patients do not survive the first 24 hours after a rupture and up to another 25% die within 6 months due to complications.

    To support our event as a sponsor, please click here to view our sponsorship packages.

    General donation towards the event will also be appreciated:

    • To make an online donation, please visit our registration page. Scroll towards the bottom of the page and look for the "General Donation" link.
    • If you prefer to make a donation by check, please make check payable to "Brain Aneurysm Foundation" and mail to the following address:
        Brain Aneurysm Awareness Run
        Attn: Dr. Irene Kan
        Department of Psychology
        Villanova University
        800 Lancaster Avenue
        Villanova, PA 19085

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