Bryan Steinhauer is returning to Binghamton to run a half marathon this Sunday.

The event comes five years after the Brooklyn man was beaten in a downtown Binghamton bar.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program, Steinhauer said he was assaulted at the Rathskeller on State Street right before his scheduled graduation from Binghamton University.

Steinhauer said he's had a "tough journey and a tough recovery but now I'm returning five years later to run the half marathon" at Sunday's Bridge Run.

Steinhauer has been sharing what he calls his "success story" since he was attacked on May 4, 2008.

He credits the continued strong support from his family, friends and doctors for helping him overcome his serious injuries.

Steinhauer ran in the New York City half marathon in March and he intends to run a full marathon in the city this fall.

Steinhauer has been working to encourage other young adults who sustain brain injuries.

The Minds Over Matter Fund was established with Mount Sinai Hospital's department of rehabilitation medicine in New York City.