LOUISVILLE, Ky. — As one particular of his sisters put it, Tyler Gerth must have been on the lookout down and “performing additional time” to give his relatives, mates and neighborhood users with a beautiful, dry Saturday morning to operate and walk a 5K in Louisville.

In excess of 300 runners and walkers took off from the Massive Four Bridge Lawn at Waterfront Park for the Tyler Gerth Memorial 5K on Saturday morning, almost one year to the day the 27-yr-outdated photographer was shot and killed in Jefferson Square Park.

The inaugural 5K run and stroll, which also highlighted a 1-mile run and a virtual choice, served as the first fundraiser for Creating Equal Bridges – The Tyler Gerth Basis, which will support scholarships, education and community enhancement.

Gerth’s sister Brittany Loewen reported he “truly envisioned a planet that would be greater for that future technology,” describing the foundation’s 3 pillars — Unification, Collaboration and Schooling.

Loewen and Gerth’s other sister, Tiffany Hensley, thanked all of the 5K members for exhibiting up and talked about their brother while standing on a stage by the Ohio River that provided a banner with Gerth’s mantra: “Be outstanding to every single other.”

Tyler Gerth

“He noticed that natural beauty and dignity in every single single man or woman around him,” Loewen instructed the 5K individuals prior to they took off. “And we challenge every of you fellas to just take on that mantra as properly … and to enable make a superior entire world for that upcoming generation coming up.”

Gerth graduated from Trinity Significant College in 2011 and the College of Kentucky in 2016 with a degree in agricultural economics.