WAKE FOREST — The Concussion Awareness Recovery Run, a local non-profit organization, will hold its inaugural road race Saturday through historic downtown Wake Forest.
Better known as CARR, the Concussion Awareness Recovery Run is looking to help people develop awareness of concussions, know the signs and symptoms of the injury and recovery process as well as provide financial assistance for tutors to students who have suffered a concussion, enabling them to stay on track with their education.
The effort is being spearheaded by a Franklin Academy senior, Emerson Shultz, and like most good causes, has its beginning in a personal application.
Emerson’s younger brother, Nolan, suffered a concussion during a soccer game two years ago that initially went undiagnosed as Nolan didn’t recognize the symptoms himself.
Nolan’s recovery took many months and he eventually required the help of a tutor to keep up in school.
The race begins at 9 a.m. at 364 Elm Avenue, which is the parking lot for the town of Wake Forest’s new Renaissance Centre. Registration and sign-in is at 8:15.
Adults can run for $25 and students for $20. For more information, to read more about Nolan’s story and for information about concussions see carr5K.org.
— Clellie Allen