April 30, 2016

Race Info

29th Annual KFRX Mayor’s Run
sponsored by Sandhill’s Publishing
Saturday, April 30, 2016

Distance: 1-mile

Location: Nebraska State Capitol

Start: Near 16th and H Streets

Finish: Approximately 15th and K Streets

Race Director: Linda Brown

Start Times:
There are six heats with the first heat starting at 8 a.m. with 15-20 minutes between each heat. The heats are:

  • 8 a.m.: boys grades 5-6
  • 8:20 a.m.: girls grades 5-6
  • 8:40 a.m.: boys grades 3-4
  • 9 a.m.: girls grades 3-4
  • 9:20 a.m.: boys 2nd grade and under
  • 9:40 a.m.: girls 2nd grade and under

Any child may run with a heat of older children if they need to finish early. If you need to walk and plan to take over 12 minutes we encourage you to wait until after the first two heats.  No roller skates or blades, skate boards or dogs are allowed.

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Cost and Registration

This year marks the 29th Annual KFRX Mayor’s Run sponsored by Sandhill’s Publishing. Known as midwest America’s largest children’s run, the Mayor’s Run will be giving away 35 bikes and $1 from every entry will be donated to Harvest of Books.

Any 6th grade or younger child is eligible to run in the Mayor’s Run. Parents, grandparents, older siblings or an adult sponsor are welcome to enter on the family plan and accompany younger runners in heats 3, 4, 5 and 6 and receive a t-shirt. It is NOT necessary for adults to register to accompany a young runner.

All runners must complete the online entry process at GetMeRegistered.com

Entry Fee & Family Plan
The first family member is the regular price of $6. If submitted together, additional family members from the same household are $4 each. Family plan entries must be registered by Friday, April 15. Each runner must enter online separately. Fees are as follows:

>>$6 if entered on or before Friday, April 15
>>$8 from April 16 to Thursday, April 21
>>$10 entry (no t-shirt included) in person at packet pickup at the Cornhusker Hotel on Friday, April 29 from 3-6 p.m.
>>No race day entries

Runners can only register online. Online registration closes at 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, April 21.

Race T-shirts
The Mayor’s Run t-shirt is one of the most popular race shirts for the Lincoln Track Club because it is designed by a participant in the race. Every runner who enters by Thursday, April 21 is guaranteed a race t-shirt so be sure to mark your size when you register. Sizes run small so plan accordingly. See the t-shirt designs from the previous 28 years

Late registration without a t-shirt is in person at packet pickup at the Cornhusker Hotel on Friday, April 29 from 3-6 p.m. THERE ARE NO RACE DAY ENTRIES!

Register Online

Kids’ Grand Prix

The KFRX Mayor’s Run sponsored by Sandhill’s Publishing is the third and largest event in the Pepsi Kids’ Grand Prix series. If this is your third event of the season, wait to pick up your prize at the fourth event.

The Course

The KFRX Mayor’s Run sponsored by Sandhill’s Publishing starts on the south side of the state capitol building, heading west to make a loop-and-a-half around the capitol including one pass along Goodhue Boulevard. The race finishes on the north side of the capitol. This is the third and largest race in the Kids’ Grand Prix series.

Course Maps

Packet Pickup

Many schools distribute packets at the school. Check with your PE teacher to see if your school does this.

Friday, April 29 – 3 to 6 p.m.
Cornhusker Hotel, 333 S. 13th Street

Race Day – before the run on the south side of the State Capital

Additional Information

Many prizes including 35 bicycles, helmets, and bike locks from Cycle Works, as well as 20 pairs of shoes from the Lincoln Running Co., will be awarded to students at school or available to pickup at KFRX.  Please check with your PE Teacher.  One bike will be given to the art contest winner.  All runners will also receive many valuable coupons and each runner will receive a gift from Sandhill’s Publishing.

Limited parking is available in the parking lots on the south side of the State Capitol building.

Video from all six heats of the Mayor’s Run will be running continuously at the Cornhusker Hotel at the Marathon Expo at 333 S 13th Street.

In case of bad weather, listen to KFOR AM at 1240 AM or call their number at 402-466-1234 for cancellation notification. It will also be posted on the LTC social media channels.



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Small Schools Division


Lincoln Christian




Participating Event

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