Friday

Runners Expo

Medical professionals and sport celebrities provide information at the The Cornhusker Hotel (333 South 13th Street) about health and fitness topics. Representatives from major running equipment manufacturers and local sporting goods stores will feature the latest in running gear. Souvenir Marathon articles will be on sale.

Packet Pickup

CONFIRMATION and ID’s REQUIRED at Packet Pickup.
*** PACKET PICKUP PROXY must be presented if you cannot be present.

On Friday, May 2nd at the The Cornhusker Marriott (333 South 13th Street) from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

For participants unable to retrieve their packets in person, someone else can still pick up your packet through the use of a packet pickup proxy form. This form will need to be filled out and signed by both parties and brought along with the confirmation email to packet pickup. If the confirmation email was lost, a resend can be requested at the GetMeRegistered website.

Saturday

KFRX Mayor's Run - 1 Mile Children's Run

At 8:00am, children sixth grade or younger, participate in a one-mile run around the Nebraska State Capitol. Check out the KFRX Mayors Run site for more information.

Runners Expo

Medical professionals and sport celebrities provide information at the The Cornhusker Hotel (333 South 13th Street) about health and fitness topics. Representatives from major running equipment manufacturers and local sporting goods stores will feature the latest in running gear. Souvenir Marathon articles will be on sale.

Featured Speaker - Dane Rauschenberg

Dane Rauschenberg made his mark on the running world as the man who ran 52 marathons in 52 consecutive weekends. As an extreme athlete who has also run a 202-mile relay solo and completed a 350-mile run up the coast of Oregon, he doesn't just know running, he has explored it to the deepest reaches of its mental, physical and emotional boundaries.

He says, “Here’s the thing: I know how hard it is to maintain a healthy weight. I have averaged 2500 miles of running alone each of the past 5 years.  Meanwhile, my weight has, at least in the past two years, edged ever so higher. If you don’t think that running thousands of miles and still needing to watch your weight doesn’t put you fully aware of how hard it is to win the battle of the bulge, you obviously aren’t getting me.

One of the things I have most taken pride in is the fact that there are not many 6’1’’ 180+ pound marathoners out there who can run under 2:50.  I have to take pride in it because even at my lightest, I have rarely gone under 170 pounds as an adult.  I simply am a larger fella then some. I was also a 225 pound rugby player in college who let that body get fat post-collegiate athletics. I have not always been fit. In addition, I still have to battle to keep myself in shape even as my total marathon count approaches 150.

For your sake, for the sake of your loved ones and for the sake of this country and the world, I really hope you want to help tackle the obesity problem in this country. This requires time, energy and education. There is much misleading information out there as well. But we can beat this problem. One pound, and one step, at a time."

Dane will be joining our races as our featured speaker signing copies of his books and his new movie.  He hopes to inspire all of you to ignore the impossible!

Packet Pickup

CONFIRMATION and ID’s REQUIRED at Packet Pickup.
*** PACKET PICKUP PROXY must be presented if you cannot be present.

On Saturday, May 3rd at the The Cornhusker Marriott (333 South 13th Street) from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

For participants unable to retrieve their packets in person, someone else can still pick up your packet through the use of a packet pickup proxy form. This form will need to be filled out and signed by both parties and brought along with the confirmation email to packet pickup. If the confirmation email was lost, a resend can be requested at the GetMeRegistered website.

Night-Before Pastathon

Don’t Run on Empty! Carbo-load for FREE before the Marathon. Runners, their families and event volunteers are invited to enjoy a free pasta dinner. The 14th Annual Pastathon will be held from 4:00pm – 7:00pm at the Champions Club, 707 Stadium Drive (across street to the west from Memorial Stadium). No packet pickup is available at the pastathon.

Sunday

Packet Pickup

CONFIRMATION and ID’s REQUIRED at Packet Pickup.
*** PACKET PICKUP PROXY must be presented if you cannot be present.

On race day, packet pickup in the Coliseum – building adjacent to Start Line (14th & Vine area) from 5:45am to 7:30am.

For participants unable to retrieve their packets in person, someone else can still pick up your packet through the use of a packet pickup proxy form. This form will need to be filled out and signed by both parties and brought along with the confirmation email to packet pickup. If the confirmation email was lost, a resend can be requested at the GetMeRegistered website.

Marathon and Half-Marathon

Both races start at 7:00am around 14th and Vine, in front of the Coliseum. Heading east on Vine to 16th Street. South on 16th to South Street, east on South until Sheridan Blvd. Sheridan eventually merges with Calvert, turn south off of Calvert onto 48th. Turn west off 48th Street and on to Hwy 2 bike path. Bike path to 20th, north on 20th past Van Dorn thru park to Harrison, west on Harrison to 10th. North on 10th to Holdrege Street.

At Stadium Drive, the Half Marathoners will split off from the Full Marathoners.

Post-Race Celebration and Awards

Join us after the race for food, drink and fun. Refreshments at noon, followed by the Awards Ceremony. Door prizes!


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