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Building strong bodies & bold spirits.

The Platte River Fitness Series is a wellness initiative designed to establish a culture of health, wellness and physical activity in the North Platte region.


Our Mission

The Platte River Fitness Series seeks to build community, create inspiration and encourage empowerment through fitness.


Building a culture of fitness

The Platte River Fitness Series centers on building a community of people engaged in physical activity, who work to make healthy lifestyle choices, and who believe in the power of a challenge to help them in all areas of life.

The Platte River FitKids Program empowers children to get active and promotes daily exercise as a lifelong habit. We want families to regard healthy lifestyles and goal-setting as important family values.

Leading Ladies Nebraska is an outreach of the Platte River Fitness Series specifically for women — a community where female athletes can find information and support along the journey of leading active, healthy lives.

from our Series Director


Rankings + How to Participate

The Platte River Fitness Series focuses on fitness through participation. We believe that the first step into an engaged and active life is an understanding that individuals must participate in their own fitness, health and well-being.


The PRFS Points Challenge rewards participants for their yearlong commitment to a healthy lifestyle and participation in their fitness community, and is designed to place higher value on participation than on place.

To earn participation points, an athlete must complete an event and earn a time. We also recognize the value in the personal challenge and fulfillment found in athletic competition. To encourage athletes to strive for more, participants are also awarded points for placing in their respective age group by gender in a fitness event. 


Our Corporate Partner


Without the long-standing and generous support of Great Plains Health, our fitness initiative would not be possible. Funds provided to the Platte River Fitness Series provide the awards, banquet and prize money for the Platte River Fitness Series Points Competition and Finisher Challenge. These funds help support the Autumn River Run and Jingle Bell 5K outright, and also go toward additional initiative outreach like Leading Ladies Nebraska, Platte River FitKids, Couch to 5K and Beyond Program and the Kids Klub 5K fitness program. Great Plains Health truly cares about the health and wellness of our communities.


Our 2019 Series Sponsors

The Platte River Fitness Series is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Its work would not be possible without public/private partnerships with our local businesses and civic organizations. For information on how you can support the mission of the PRFS with your tax-deductible contribution, contact Series director Trudy Merritt at (308) 535-6772 or Financial statements available upon request.

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