Brain On Fire 5K

Brain On Fire 5K

5K Race and Kids Fun Run (0.7 miles) to raise awareness for Autoimmune Encephalitis on Saturday, September 21, 2019. Opening ceremonies at 7:30am, 5K start at 8:00am, Kids Fun Run at 9:15am. All proceeds will benefit the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance.

Early packet pickup will be at Ultimate Fit on Friday (9/20) from 5pm to 7pm. Race day packet pickup will begin at 6am at Friedman Park.

In March 2019, just one day after turning 13, Luke Dewees was diagnosed with Autoimmune Encephalitis. The next month was a terrifying and trying time. Luke spent more than 3 weeks in the hospital battling this rare and evasive disease. With the aid of excellent medical care, the power of prayer, love of family and friends, God brought Luke through this illness and home for Easter. Luke suggested we organize a 5K Race in order to raise awareness and provide financial assistance to the Autoimmune Encephalitis Alliance.


Please join us on September 21st, 2019 at Friedman Park if you would like to help too!

Come run the race. Volunteer on race day. Become a corporate sponsor. Donate goods or services.

If you can help in any way, please send an email to