2021 Stepping Strong 5K Team: Update #3 & March Madness Winners

One month from today, runners and walkers from across the world will be lacing up their sneakers to participate in the virtual B.A.A. 5K® with the Stepping Strong team.


Congratulations to Karen Bruynell and duo Amy Spindler & Andrew Bullen for winning the first two weeks of March Madness!

There are two more chances to win and this is how it works: All individuals who raise at least $200 AND post on social media using the hashtag #SteppingStrong (or reach out to your network via email if you don’t have social media) will be entered into a chance drawing to receive custom Stepping Strong Swag!

Recruit your friends and family!

The benefit of going virtual is that anyone can participate. There is still plenty of time so encourage your family, friends, and colleagues to join the Stepping Strong team today by clicking here.

Stepping Strong Shirt

Everyone who registered by March 12 is guaranteed their shirt size. If you registered after the 12th don’t worry, we still have shirts sizes available! Race shirts will be mailed the second week in April, so they arrive before you complete your virtual 5K. Please email BWHteam@partners.org if you mailing address has changed since you registered.

Fundraising Levels

While all teammates were required to agree to their commitment on GoFundMe, you can still go above and beyond to be eligible for some great perks! Check it out below.

Did You Know?

Trauma is a neglected global crisis.

  • Trauma is the No. 1 cause of death for people under the age of 46 and is the third overall leading cause of death
  • Traumatic injuries account for 3 million non-fatal injuries per year
  • 41 million emergency room visits per year are attributed to trauma
  • In the U.S., the cost from traumatic injuries is nearly $7 billion a year
  • Less than 2 percent of the federal budget is dedicated to traumatic injury research projects
  • Up to 20% of traumatic deaths are preventable, but up to 80% of deaths from hemorrhage are considered preventable 

We are proud to say that Stepping Strong Center-funded physician scientists are making an enormous difference for civilian and military patients who suffer from traumatic injuries or events.

If you have any questions, please contact BWHteam@partners.org.

From start to finish,

Ali, Alexa and Caroline