Join us in the 5th annual Run for Brain research: The N.E.R.D. Run!
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.
Don’t miss the 2015 race photos here. Photos were expertly captured by Sam Joshva Baskar Jesudasan (NMHI graduate student) and Dr. Fred Colbourne (NMHI Member).
|10km Run||$30||$35||$40||Sign Up|
|5km Roll (wheelchair)||$15||$20||$25|
*Registration closes Thursday September 14.
*ENTRIES RECIEVED ON/AFTER September 1 ARE NOT GUARANTEED TSHIRTS OR SIZING.
*ENTRY FEES INCLUDES GST
If overflow parking is required, polease follow the directions of the volunteers upon arrival.
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 for each event. The 5km turnaround is 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).
THE SITE Map
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