Walk for Thought


For 35 years, BIAC has been Connecticut's partner for brain injury prevention and recovery.  Your participation in this event ensures that brain injury survivors and caregivers have somewhere to turn.  Walk with us... as we have walked with thousands of individuals whose lives have been impacted by brain injury...celebrate accomplishments and support each other.  Your support allows BIAC to provide critical information and resources to survivors and their caregivers as they recover from a brain injury, including stroke and concussion; educate caregivers, teachers, providers and veterans; and teach thousands of youth about brain injury and recognize safe behaviors to protect them.  

Registration is open!  start your team today!

Join us for the 13th Annual Walk for Thought on Sunday, October 15th, 2017 at Rentschler Field (615 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT) beginning at 11:00 am! The Walk for Thought presented, by United Steel, continues to be a great event for all ages. While it’s a fun day for all who participate, it’s especially important for brain injury survivors, their families and friends who come together to increase awareness of brain injury. The Walk for Thought is an exciting day of fun, food, games, exhibitors, and an accessible walk around the concourse. Create a team and join hundreds of walkers who will gather to increase awareness of brain injury while raising much needed funds for BIAC.

Don't wait!  Register  today and Save on your registration fee!

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Walk Day Schedule
Registration: 11:00 a.m. to Noon
Opening Ceremonies: Noon
Walk Begins: 12:30 p.m. 

The Route

The Walk takes place on the concourse of Rentschler Field.  The Walk route is partially covered and fully wheelchair accessible.  

Forming a Team

It's fun to get family, friends and co-workers involved!  Organize a team to represent your business, employer, school, civic group or faith group.

Collecting Pledges is Easy!

  • Create your own personal fundraising page as you register online.
  • Personalize your story.
  • Use email/social media to reach out to friends and family to support you as you walk.
  • Purchase an honor star for a friend or loved one.
  • Can't make it that day?  Be a Virtual Walker! Join us from ANYWERE as a Virtual Walker!  

For fundraising inspiration and team-building ideas, download our 2017 Walk Handbook.

Sponsor or Exhibit!

We need your help!  Please support our Walk so we can continue to provide services to thousands of CT residents each year whose needs continue to increase despite severe state budget cuts.  Sponsorship is a unique opportunity to demonstrate your ongoing commitment to our mission of brain injury and prevention.  Sponsorship benefits are many, such as banners, event signage, t-shirt as well as promotion through all of BIAC’s publications and website.  Sponsors/Exhibitors will gain heightened visibility to the thousands of individuals and organizations that are affiliated with BIAC as well as those that will be in attendance. 

There are many levels to meet your particular needs.  Please click here  to learn more about sponsorship opportunities and then complete the Sponsor Exhibitor Registration Form.

To learn more, or for any questions, contact John Hampton at 860-219-0291 x 303 or by email at jhampton@biact.org.