About WGYB

The Spinal Research Foundation’s We’ve Got Your Back race series is the only national event that celebrates the success of spinal patients by bringing together thousands of runners, recovering/recovered spinal patients, spinal surgeons, wellness experts, celebrities, and members of the community. For ten years in multiple cities across the nation, we’ve raised awareness about the widespread impact of spinal injuries and disorders, celebrated the success of spinal treatments, and educated the public about the importance of spinal health.

Each of our 2017 events typically consist of a timed 5K, 1 mile Fun Run, Healthy Living Festival, and celebration of spinal patients in major metropolitan centers across the country.  The purpose of this national event series is to:

  • Raise funds to support the Spinal Research Foundation in our efforts improve spinal health and patient outcomes through research, education, and advocacy.

  • Celebrate Spinal Champions: people who have overcome spinal injuries and disorders through noninvasive or surgical treatment.

  • Generate awareness about the widespread impact of spinal injuries and disorders and the significant impact they have on the quality of life and livelihood of those that are affected, both directly and indirectly.

  • Inspire and Empower those that treat, suffer from, or have overcome spinal injuries and disorders  by demonstrating that spinal health care does work, that there is hope for those living in pain, and that they can overcome their disability and get back to the people and activities they love.