The NERD Run


The 2020 NERD Run!

For the 8th year, the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute (NMHI) is hosting the NERD Run -- an annual event which raises awareness and support for neuroscience research, education and discovery at the University of Alberta.

This year's run will take place on Sunday, June 7th in Rundle Park.

All registered participants (including children who are officially registered) will receive race access (which includes timing), a signature NERD run t-shirt, and entry to the afterparty which will include family-friendly entertainment and lunch provided by Fat Franks (veggie dog options available). Lunch will be available for purchase for non registered guests who are coming to cheer on their friends or family.

Event Details:
When: Sunday, June 7, 2020
  • Opening Remarks begin at 10:30 AM
  • 10 KM runners start promptly at 10:35 AM
  • 5 KM walkers/ runners begin at 10:40 AM
  • 2.5 KM walkers begin at 10:45 AM

Where: Rundle Park (Start/ Finish line is located in front of the Rundle Family Centre). Race routes will be posted close to the event.

Who: Everyone! The race is open to all ages and athletic levels. Walk, run, roll, scooter, trot, you name it. Everyone is invited to join in and cross the finish line at thier own pace.

Rundle Park is a dog friendly facility, but dogs must be kept on leash and in control during the event. Pets are not permitted inside the Rundle Family Centre, but weather permitting, all afterparty events will be held outside.

  • Early Bird Pricing (until March 1, 2020) - $35 (+ processing fees & tax)
  • Regular Pricing - $45 (+ processing fees & tax)
  • Children from participate for free

Everyone, including children, who are formally registered through the Running Room's registration system will recieve access to the race (including event timing), a signature NERD run t-shirt, and entry to the after party which includes family friendly entertainment and lunch provided by Fat Franks! 

For those who are not participating in the event, lunch will be available for purchase.

2019 N.E.R.D. Run

On Sunday, June 9, 2019 we hosted the 7th annual N.E.R.D. Run. We were honored to have more than 250 people walking, running (and even scooter-ing) in support of neuroscience and mental health research.

Thank you to everyone who participated. We had an amazing day and can't wait to do it again next year!