MAY 5, 2019
FEATURED GUEST - CHRISTIE ASCHWANDEN
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Christie Aschwanden is the lead science writer at FiveThirtyEight and a former health columnist for the Washington Post. A finalist for the National Magazine Award, her writing has appeared in Outside, Discover, Smithsonian, and O, The Oprah Magazine. She was a high school state champion in the 1,600-meter run, a national collegiate cycling champion, and an elite cross- country skier with Team Rossignol. She lives and occasionally still races in western Colorado.
Tackle the 26.2 mile course, beginning on the campus of the University of Nebraska – Lincoln, running through a vast portion of the city, and ending on the 50 yard-line of Memorial Stadium.
Join thousands of fellow runners on the 13.1 mile course, beginning on campus, running through the streets of Lincoln, and ending on the 50 yard-line of Memorial Stadium, home of the Cornhuskers.
Runners Expo / Packet Pickup
333 S 13th Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Friday – May 3, 2019 – Noon to 6:00pm
Saturday – May 4, 2019 – 8:00am to 6:00pm
Race Day Packet Pickup
Sunday, May 5, 2019 – 5:45am – 7:00am
Schedule of Events
Getting to Lincoln
From I-80 you will take the downtown exits to go to the Runners Expo and Packet Pickup at the Cornhusker Marriott or to go the start and finish.
The nearest airports are Lincoln Municipal Airport (LNK) and Omaha Eppley Airfield (OMA).
Amtrak has a station in the Lincoln Haymarket District.
Things to do in Lincoln
Visit the Lincoln Convention and Visitors Bureau to check out all the city of Lincoln has to offer on race weekend.
Race day results will be posted LIVE on the Internet by MTEC Results and provided below as race day nears:
How to Register
Registration opens on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 7:00am Central Time.
For 2019, the race will be capped at 12,000 participants
Race Fees (through 4/16 at 12:00 AM US/Central)
$100 – Marathon
$80 – Half Marathon
Race Fees (4/16 at 12:00 AM US/Central through 5/2 at 2:59 PM US/Central)
$110 – Marathon
$90 – Half Marathon
Runners will register through GetMeRegistered.com
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Elite Athlete Registration
To request Elite Athlete Registration, submit your request on our Contact page.
Race Charity – Project Purple
A limited number of registrations are available to those who wish to fund-raise for Project Purple. Apply directly with Project Purple for a spot on their team.
The Lincoln Marathon has chosen Project Purple as its designated charity to honor Jayne Snyder, a former Lincoln Track Club board member and Lincoln city council member, who lost her battle with pancreatic cancer in 2011. Pancreatic cancer accounts for approximately 3% of all cancers in the U.S. and 7% of cancer deaths. Project Purple is “running to beat pancreatic cancer” and recently committed $150,000 in grant support to the University of Nebraska Medical Center’s Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center. Specialists at the UNMC are national leaders in innovative pancreatic cancer research.
National Guard Trials
We are pleased to again host the National Guard Marathon Trials. Army and Air Guard members representing each state and territory compete for positions on the National Guard Marathon Team.
National Guard Members should contact the Nebraska National Guard at 402-309-8313 for more information.