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The N.E.R.D. Run

Event

Title:
The N.E.R.D. Run
When:
Sat, 16. September 2017, 10:30 h - 13:00 h
Where:
Edmonton, Alberta
Category:
Run & Walk Events

Description

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Join us in the 5th annual Run for Brain research: The N.E.R.D. Run RELAY RACE! 

We NERDS stick together so we are doing a RELAY RACE in 2017.

N.E.R.D. stands for Neuroscience Education, Research and Discovery. Our run is a resounding success with over 300 people attending in 2016. 

LOCATION - WALTERDALE PARK!  
Walterdale park is located just west of the Kinsmen Sport Centre.


2017 REGISTRATION

EVENT    Until
August 31
Until
Sept 14
 
  *Cost per member  
RUNNERS RELAY RUN
(Runners only)
$30  $35 Sign Up
RUNNERS & ROLLERS MIXED RELAY RUN & Wheel
(minimum of 1 wheelchair athlete) 
$30  $35
INDIVIDUAL 5k   $35 $45

*Registration closes Thursday September 14.

*ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER September 1 ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
*ENTRY FEES INCLUDES GST 

Sign Up


LOCATION

The event starts and finishes at Walterdale Park. How to get here.

PARKING
Ample parking is available at the Kinsmen Sport Centre, or next to our start/finish area.
Please arrive early as parking is 'first come-first serve' If overflow parking is required, po
lease follow the directions of the volunteers upon arrival.


SCHEDULE

Package Pickup

  • Friday, September 15       5:00pm-8:00pm        TBA
  • Saturday, September 16   9:30am-                    ONSITE - Walterdale Park

RACE DAY

  • Saturday -10:00am- 10:45am
    Site Opens, Late Check-in/package pickup
  • Pre-race briefing 5 minutes prior to your wave start
  • 10:30am - REALAY RACE STARTS
  • 12:30pm - INDIVIDUAL 5k RACE START
  • 1:00pm -  Post-race meal & draw prizes on site!

COURSE AND EVENT DETAILS
 

THE RUN  Map

The run will travel from the start/finish area and head west along the road.  Athletes will head over the LRT bridge and then continue west along the paved trail next to River Valley Road.  This is an out and back course with the turnaround just prior to the Groat Road Bridge.  View details here

Please wear your race number on the front of your jersey/t-shirt (no bare chests allowed).

HOW THIS WORKS

As a team of 5, each member will run 5k.  The transition (tag off) is at the start/finish line.  Once the member has crossed the finishline, they will tag off and the next member heads out on the run!

Are you a wheelchair athlete wanting to join a team, or a team seeking a wheelchair athlete?   We can help!  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Anyone (not just wheelchair bound) can contact the NMHI for finding a team.This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Team Options:

  • Runners Only TEAM
  • MIXED teams (minimum 1 wheelchair athlete)

THE SITE   Map


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


THE FINISH LINE 
After passing the finish line please move forward 200 meters. Just past the finish, you will find fruit, muffins & more! We will provide warm and cool drink. 
Our medical services will also be available here. 

DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES 
No age group medals or finisher medals will be provided at this event.
Draw prizing will be available after the last finisher has crossed the line.

RESULTS LIST 
Results will be posted onsite as they are updated and official results will be posted on our website within 24hours of the event.

Charity & Fundraising

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:

- Addiction

- Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)

- Alzheimer Disease

- Chronic Pain

- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia

- Dementia

- Depression

- Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

- Genetic Disorders

- Huntington's Disease

- Hydrocephalus

- Learning and Memory

- Learning Disabilities

- Parkinson's Disease

- Perinatal Hypoxia

- Prion Disease

- Schizophrenia

- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome

- Sleep Apnea

- Spinal Cord & Nerve Injury

- Stroke & Rehabilitation


Venue

Location:
Walterdale Park
Street:
9170 Walterdale Hill
ZIP:
T6E2V3
City:
Edmonton
State:
Alberta
Country:
Canada

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