In honor of their son, the Tyler Vanderheiden family, together with the Platte River Fitness Series, hosts an annual running or walking race that acts as a fundraiser for the creation, maintenance or upgrade of trails in our state parks trails. The event is aimed at raising awareness and understanding of mental health.
MAKE A DONATIONThis year’s race is May 14, 2022, at Cody Park in North Platte, Nebraska. A virtual run also is available.
About the race
The Tyler Vanderheiden Memorial Run offers two unique distances — 2 miles or 5 miles — for athletes. The run raises awareness that walking and running are effective tools in the battle for mental and emotional wellness, and that these activities are vital to helping address mental health and suicide prevention in central Nebraska and the United States. Those who participate are lending their support to this cause that touches nearly every family in the country.
The event is organized by the Platte River Fitness Series with support by West Central District Health Department. It is their goal to see runners from every county in Nebraska and every state in the country participate in-person or virtually in the race.