The NERD Run

July 2, 2020

Every year we look forward to connecting with the Edmonton community during our annual NERD Run. Given the current conditions surrounding COVID-19, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the run this year.

Full refunds will be issued to all of the participants automatically (which includes the registration costs & processing fees). 

Any additional donations that were made to the Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute will support neuroscience and mental health research at the University of Alberta, unless a refund request is emailed to

Thank you to everyone for signing up to participate in the NERD Run. While we are saddened that it could not happen this year, we want to express our gratitude for your ongoing support. We hope to see you all at the 2021 run!
The Neuroscience and Mental Health Institute Team 
(The NERD Run Organizers)

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!