Date(s) - 15/09/2018
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join us in the 6th annual n.e.r.d. Run, run for Brain Research.
We NERDS stick together so we are doing a 10k, 5k and 2.5k run this year!
N.E.R.D. stands for Neuroscience Education, Research and Development. Our run is a resounding success with over 300 people attending in 2017.
Race with us!
|Until July 15||Until August 31||Until September 14|
|2.5k Walk, Run & Roll||$30||$35||$40|
*ENTRY FEES DO NOT INCLUDE GST OR ONLINE TRANSACTION FEES
- chip-timed run
- race tshirt
- Eligibility for great Draw Prizes
- CHARITY Donation!
- Aid (fluid) stations with great product to keep you going!
- post-race BBQ!!
START LINE LOCATION
Hawrelak Park (9930 Groat Road), just north of the Amphitheatre (the big white tent!)
HOW TO LOCATE HAWRELAK PARK
William Hawrelak Park (originally Mayfair Park) is a 68 hectare park in the river valley featuring a 5 hectare lake and open grassy areas. The park hosts several major festivals and events throughout the year and is a fantastic location for all Edmontonians and visitors to explore.
Ample parking is available in Hawrelak Park. Follow the directions of our parking attendants. See map for a detailed view.
Race Day Saturday, September 15th
10:00am-10:45am Race Checkin @ the start area
11:00am 10km Race Start
11:15am 5km Individual
11:30am 2.5k Walk & Roll
12:00pm- Post Race BBQ & Draw Prizing!
COURSE AND EVENT DETAILS
2.5k & 5k Route
The event starts in the main parking lot follows Hawrelak Park Road. The 5k event does 2 laps. The 2.5k Walk, Run or Roll event completes 1 lap.
The event starts in the main parking lot and follows Hawrelak Park Road to pop onto the gravel trail taking you along the North Saskatchewan River trail system. Athletes will come out of the valley by 76avenue and then follow the paved trail down Keilor Road to the turnaround point at Whitemud Park. Athletes return along the paved trail up to Saskatchewan Drive and then follow the paved trail down Groat Road to enter the park and return to finish!
There are 2 water stations on the 10k run course offering water and sports drink.
The N.E.R.D. Run supports Brain Health and Injury Research at the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI) (www.neuroscience.ualberta.ca). Donating to neuroscience research is the single most effective way to advance our knowledge and treatment of brain related diseases and disorders (see below for a list of our research!).
The NMHI at the University of Alberta is a vibrant, interdisciplinary community researching every facet of brain health and injury.
SUPPORT BRAIN HEALTH AND INJURY RESEARCH:
The research conducted in the NMHI labs has the power to significantly advance our knowledge and treatment of brain related diseases and disorders. Areas we study include:
- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)
- Alzheimer Disease
- Chronic Pain
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome
- Genetic Disorders
- Huntington’s Disease
- Learning and Memory
- Learning Disabilities
- Parkinson’s Disease
- Perinatal Hypoxia
- Prion Disease
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome
- Sleep Apnea
- Spinal Cord & Nerve Injury
- Stroke & Rehabilitation
Please support our event sponsors!