2013 Memorial Doughnut Run

doughnutThe 5th Annual Matt Gfeller Memorial Doughnut Run was a huge success with over 900 participants! Because of the generosity of our sponsors and participants, the 2013 Matt Gfeller Memorial Doughnut Run raised over $40,000 for traumatic brain injury prevention, treatment and research. A NEW RECORD! This means that over a five year period, the Matt Gfeller Doughnut Run has raised over $150,000!

100% of the proceeds will fund TBI research at the Matthew Gfeller Sport Related Traumatic Brain Injury Center at UNC-Chapel Hill and the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center.

Thank you again for your generous support.

If you were not there to receive your award, please contact us to arrange pick-up.

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The 5th Annual Matt Gfeller Memorial Doughnut Run is a lighthearted 5K run or walk for the entire community. Join us to help reach three goals:

1. Remember Matt

Fifteen-year-old Matt was a competitive athlete, talented performer and connoisseur of tasty food. To honor Matt, his three best friends (John Lineberger, Camden Francis and Thomas Keshian) decided on this crazy event involving running, live music and Krispy Kreme doughnuts. Matt’s schools – Reynolds High, Summit School and Whitaker Elementary – each play a role. Matt had a big, fun personality and he would have loved all this!

2. Raise Money for Traumatic Brain Injury Research

Thanks to the generous corporate sponsors who pay the race costs, all entry fees will go to the Matthew Gfeller Foundation to support brain trauma research at the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center and the Matthew Gfeller Sports Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill.

3. Bring our community together

This is a 5K for all ages and abilities – from competitive runners to neighborhood walkers. Reynolds students provide music along the beautiful course, and Summit students staff the half-way point (Whitaker Elementary School), where Krispy Kreme doughnuts and water are set up. There are two participant categories (*NEW FOR 2012*): Dough Runners must eat a half-dozen doughnuts at the half-way point; No Dough runners or walkers can eat less or none. It is lots of fun and there are refreshments at Reynolds after the race. Awards for Top 3 men and women by age group for No Dough runners and Top 3 Overall Men and Women for the Dough runners.

The 2012 Annual Matt Gfeller 5K Memorial Doughnut Run raised over $30,000 for traumatic brain injury research. All proceeds were evenly divided between the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (CIPT) and the Matthew Gfeller Sport-Related Traumatic Brain Injury Research Center at UNC-Chapel Hill. The race had 800 participants.


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2012 Memorial Doughnut Run