Brain Power 5K 2017 - Austin

Fundraising Progress

$59,597.44 OF $100,000.00 GOAL

The Brain Power 5K originated from a brain tumor survivor's will to make a difference in the fight against brain cancer. Our founder, Kelly Bolinger, saw the need in the Austin community and Central Texas for an event to honor those affected by this disease and the desperate need to fund research. Combining her love for running, years of involvement in races and desire to improve brain cancer research; the Brain Power 5K was born in 2011. 

Brain Cancer Research: the Brain Power 5K contributes funding to MD Anderson Cancer Center improving brain cancer research for treatments used worldwide.

Brain Tumor Survivor Support: facing the diagnosis of a brain tumor is life changing. The BP5K offers year round gatherings for brain tumor survivors, patients and families to lean on each and feel the support of our community. Learn more about our monthly events by going here


The Brain Power 5K seeks to provide funding to the Dr. Marnie Rose Foundation for brain cancer research at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center as well as support brain tumor patients, families, awareness and programs in Central Texas. We wish to create an opportunity for Central Texas to celebrate the brain tumor survivors in our community and to remember loved ones lost to this devastating disease.

Your donation is deductible to the extent allowed by law. Federal Tax ID #45-2774942