Lace up your shoes and join NCS for the 8th Annual Run for Research 5K! We invite you to come together with other neurocritcal care professionals, whether at the event in person or virtually, to support the NCS research mission, all while running your favorite 5k course – anywhere you chose! As a reminder, 100% of all proceeds will go towards the Neurocritical Care Research Central Grant Fund.
Included in your registration:
  • Official Race Bib
  • Race T-Shirt (if you register for the race before September 24).
  • Digital Finisher’s Certificate
We ask that you complete your run during the official meeting dates of October 26-29.
Awards & Prizes
Top Fundraising Team:
  • 1st place: Complimentary registration to the NCS 20th Annual Meeting (taking place in 2022)
  • 2nd Place: $500 in NCS educational products
  • 3rd Place: $250 in NCS educational products
Top Fundraising Individual:
  • 1st place: Complimentary 1-year NCS Membership
COMPLETED: 0 miles
TARGET: 300 miles
RAISED: $ 667
TARGET: $ 13,000
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The Neurocritical Care Society strives to provide...
Quality Patient Care by identifying and implementing best medical practices for acute neurological disorders that are consistent with current scientific knowledge, and that promote compassionate care and respect for patient-centered values.

Professional Collaboration by providing a forum for communication, collaboration, and exchange of ideas between physicians and allied health-care professionals within different specialties who care for critically-ill neurological patients.

Research by fostering clinical, experimental, and outcomes research focused on developing innovative and cost-effective medical and surgical interventions for acute neurological disorders.

Training and Education by developing standards for advanced fellowship training, program accreditation, and physician certification in the subspecialty of neurological intensive care.

Advocacy by making the case to patients, the public, policymakers, and other healthcare professionals that complex, life-threatening neurological diseases are best cared for by a multidisciplinary team with special expertise in neurocritical care.

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How Your Participation Helps
Help the Neurocritical Care Society to further its mission to foster research in the field of Neurocritical Care by creating a fundraising team, joining an existing team, registering as an individual, or sponsoring your favorite participant. 100% of proceeds fund the Neurocritical Care Research Central Grant Fund. We look forward to seeing you on the virtual course!
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

This campaign is free to participate in.

However, we encourage you to donate optional/suggested amount during registration or you can always donate any amount on your fundraising page after the registration.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.