MAY 5, 2019
JANUARY 5, 2019
3:00AM (Central Time)
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.
Track your friends and family on race day with live athlete tracking available through the Lincoln Marathon mobile app or web.
How to Register
Registration opens on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at 3:00am Central Time.
For 2019, the race will be capped at 13,500 participants
$100 – Marathon
$80 – Half Marathon
Runners will register through GetMeRegistered.com
Registration is on a first-come, first-serve basis for the first 13,000 registrants. The remaining 500 registrations will be filled via an online lottery.
Lottery spots will be sold after general registration closes, and participants can purchase more than one ticket to increase their lottery chances. The 500 people randomly selected for the remaining spots will be notified via email the first week of March and must register and pay the standard registration fee by the deadline.
Being selected in the Lottery does not allow you to register multiple people.
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.