Support your mental health at the brain run!

Mental Health Expo Following the Race

The inaugural Brain Run is a wrap!

What a glorious day for the 1st Annual Brain Run 5K & Mental Health Expo! Thank you to EVERYONE who participated and contributed with a donation, and to our sponsors & expo partners, volunteers & helpers! We hope you enjoyed the event and received lots of helpful information about maintaining a healthy brain. Professional photos will be posted in a few days. Let's keep shining a light on mental health and we look forward to seeing you all again next year! Race results are now available at: 

About Us

The Brain Run Mission

Our mission is to raise money (LOTS) for mental health research, education, and awareness.  Thanks to generous private donors who will cover the expense of hosting the Brain Run, 100% of your race registration fee will be donated to leading mental health organizations.

How We Help

In addition to fundraising for mental health through the Brain Run, we host a post-race expo loaded with resources for improving and maintaining a healthy brain. Research shows that exercise, nutrition, sleep, and mindfulness are all critical to brain health, and we have selected our partners with this in mind. Visit our Expo Partners page to learn more.


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2019 Brain Run beneficiaries


The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, is committed to alleviating the suffering of mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research for all major mental illnesses. 100% of donor contributions for research are invested in research grants. Please visit the BBRF website at to learn more about the Foundation and its scientist grantees. 50% of the Brain Run registration revenues will be donated to the BBRF.


Mental Health Colorado is the state’s leading advocate for the prevention and treatment of mental health and substance use disorders. We are a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization and an affiliate of Mental Health America.  We engage policymakers, providers, the public, and the press to promote early intervention, expand access to affordable services, and eradicate stigma and discrimination. Our efforts range from the Capitol to the classroom. Mental Health Colorado will receive 25% of our registration revenues. Visit to learn more.


JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems; and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

Learn more at JED will receive 25% of our registration revenues.

Official Sponsor


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Race Packet


Brain Run performance shirt

Your 2019 Brain Run shirt is included with every registration.


Finisher medal

The first 750 registrants will receive our inaugural finisher medal! Register today to be guaranteed a medal.


Brain food!

Healthy post-race snacks and lots of tips for maintaining brain health.

Event Partners



The MindShine Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.  Our EIN is 83-1208464.  Contributions will be used to support mental health research, awareness, and education.

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