The Tyler Hook Hillmer Sunset Trail Walk/Run. This event is in memory of Tyler Hook Hillmer who was a freshman at Palmer Public School. He lost his life in a car accident August 23, 2013. He had a smile that melted your heart and loved having fun with family & friends. His favorite time of the day was Sunset where as a family we would listen to all the sounds of nature & enjoy the sun setting! The 1 mile & 5K walk/run will start at the Palmer High School Football Field Concession Stand heading down the pavement you will go past the Rose Hill Cemetery. If you would like to stop to see Tyler for a moment going or coming his grave will be marked. There will be signs marking the turn around point for the 1 mile walk/runs. The 5K will continue on the country road where you where you will probably hear the crickets, locus, birds and see the beautiful sunset as it goes down. The trail will continue onto a minimum maintenance road. This road is scenic with trees and grass, and the possiblity of seeing a deer, rabbit or squirrel running on the road. You will continue to the "turn around point" on the minimum maintenance road and walk/run back the same direction on the country road, up one of our major sandy hills, past the Rose Hill Cemetery and to the finish line at the high school football field concession stand. The proceeds from the walk/run will go to the Tyler Hook Hillmer Memorial Fund to be used in a positive way that Tyler would of wanted done. We will be using the money this year for scholarships, providing trophies for the Merrick Co. 4-H Bike Rodeo, keeping balloon release & run going and tow new endeavors found on our Facebook page.
Can't wait to enjoy the beautiful Nebraska sunset and memories your your loved ones that night.
Event details and schedule
Order of Activities:
Friday, August 16, 2019 from 5-7 PM Packet Pick Up or Register at the Palmer High School Football Field Concession Stand
Saturday, August 17, 2019 from 330-615 PM Packet Pick Up and Register at the Palmer High School Football Field Concession Stand
530 PM Balloon Release at the Rose Hill Cemetery by Tyler
630 PM 1 Mile & 5K Walk/Run starting at the Palmer High School Football Field Concession Stand
Why do we Walk/Run?-Tyler Hook Hillmer was a freshman at Palmer Public School. He lost his life in a car accident on August, 23, 2013. Tyler was a handsome, blue eyed young man with a smile you couldn't forget. He had a kind heart, always positive & willing to help. He loved track, basketball, football, playing PS3 video games, loved listening to music and liked hanging out with friends and family. His favoite time of the day was sunset. Our THH Memorial Fund was created to change the lives of other in a positive way. We use the funds raised to bless others as Tyler would have wanted done. By reaching out to families who have lost a loved one. Our hope is to keep all of our Angel's Legacies Alive by coming together and supporting each other.
The Event-The balloon release will kick the night off at the Rose Hill Cemetery by Tyler (530 PM). Then we will head back to the Palmer High School Football Field Concession Stand to line up for the walk/run (630 PM).The walk/run will start as the sun is going down to enjoy the beautiful Nebraska sunset and remember our Angels we have lost. You won't want to miss the Memorial Dragonflies to be purchased that night, Who's Tyler Memory Fence, I Spy the Hooks, face painting, music, food & more !! Since we will have lots of walk/runners along the trail at one time, please be patient at the start of the walk/run. This event will NOT be officially timed; please enjoy a fun night with friends and family to remember Tyler and your loved ones. If you choose to pass through the cemetery going or coming to spend a moment with Tyler we will have his grave marked. We ask that everyone on the trail, please follow the standard trail etiquette because there will be a "turn around point" for all the runs and we will have walk/runner on both sides of the trail. Those with strollers, please start towards the back or off to the side of the pack and respect all trail etiquette and move to single file when walk/runners approach.
Who can Participate?-Everyone is welcome.
Registration- T-shirt/Registration deadline is Monday, July 17, 2019 to guarentee a t-shirt. However, you can register up to Saturday, August 17, 2019 on location. Register at www.Active.com or you can mail a paper form to: Missy Hillmer 287 15th Ave., Palmer, NE 68864. All registrations after July 17, 2019 will pick up t-shirts at a later date.
NO Refund-We are planning on walk/running even if it rains. The only way the event would be canceled is if there is a major storm or lightening. Canelations posted on Tyler Hook Hillmer Sunset Trail Walk/Run Facebook page.
Extra PERKS- Face painting, Who's Tyler Memory Fence, I Spy the Hooks, Memorial Dragonflies, music, refreshments, laughter, & memories shared.
Parking- There will be FREE parking at the Palmer High School. Please follow the signs or volunteers helping park.
Proceeds- From the walk/run will go to the Tyler Hook Hillmer Memorial Fund. This fund was created to change the lives of others in a positive way. We use the funds raised to bless other as Tyler would have wanted done. By reching out to familes who have lost a child or loved one. Our hope is to keep All of our Angel's Legacies Alive. We provide multiple scholarships, trophies for the Merrick Co. 4-H Bike Rodeo, continue to keep the balloon release and run going. Plus watch our Facebook page for our two new endeavors for this year.
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Tyler Hook Hillmer Sunset Trail Walk/Run