CONCUSSION AWARENESS 5K
286 DAYS 12 HOURS 12 MINUTES 12 SECONDS
UNTIL THE RACE!

GET INVOLVED

At Heads first, one of our main goals is to educate the public about concussions. We accomplish this goal through events we host throughout the year, like our Concussion Awareness 5K. We encourage everyone to participate, whether you've been affected by concussions or not. We always accept and need volunteers. So join us!

CONCUSSION AWARENESS 5K


Join us for our first ever run to raise awareness for concussion injuries! Enjoy running 3.1 miles while taking in the beautiful scenery at Central Park. The Concussion Awareness 5K is almost here. Be sure to bring your family and friends out to cheer and experience this event! Please give yourself extra time to travel. Important information about race day can be found below.

WHEN IS IT?

The race is Saturday October 17, 2020 at 9:30 in the morning.

HOW MUCH IS IT?

Registration is $20 and includes a t-shirt and a post race party! Enjoy goodies from our sponsors and receive materials on how to spread even more awareness!

RACE START LOCATION

The Naumburg Bandshell is located mid-park from 66th to 72nd Streets at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. Enter the park at 72nd Street and 5th Avenue on the east side or at 72nd Street and Central Park West on the west side.

GETTING THERE

Subway
  • East side: 6 train to 68th or 77th Streets; N, R or W trains to 5th Avenue
  • West side: 1, 2, 3, 9, B or C trains to 72nd Street
Bus
  • East side: M1, M2, M3 or M4 to 72nd Street and 5th Avenue
  • West side: M7, M10, or M11 to 72nd Street and Central Park West
  • Crosstown: M66 or M72 to Central Park West or Fifth Avenue

*Please check MTA Trip Planner for up to date and detailed mass transit directions.*

OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED


  • School Meetings: Show videos and distribute Heads First concussion materials at your school’s orientation and PTA meetings.
  • Registration Packet Materials: Work with schools and leagues to include HEADS UP materials in sports registration or back-to-school packets.
  • Web Sites:Post links to Heads First materials and online trainings, as well as other free resources, on your child or teen’s school or leagues web site.
  • Blogs, Newsletters and Publications:Include concussion education messages and links to materials in blogs, newsletters, and publications
  • Spread the Word on Social Media: Like the Heads First Facebook page and send educational messages on concussion safety though your social media channels, like Facebook and Twitter.
  • Check with Your School/League:Ensure your child or teen’s school or league has a concussion management and return-to-play action plan in place.