Race Recap: Lincoln Mile

The Lincoln Mile gets better—and faster—every year! The weather was beautiful as runners powered down R Street to Centennial Mall and back to the finish in front of the Lied Center. Overall, 404 finished the race with some amazingly fast times. Twenty-eight male runners broke the 5:00 barrier, while seventeen women finished in under 6:00.…

From the Desk of the President

Although not a sellout, this year’s Lincoln Marathon & Half Marathon fueled by American Ethanol was another resounding success. It was blessed by great weather conditions most of the weekend (Mayor’s Run, too). Course records were set in the men’s half marathon by Sammy Rotich with a time of 1:04.11 and in the women’s half…

LTC Scholarship Award Winners

Run. Connect. Give Back. These are the core values of the Lincoln Track Club. Sunday, June 6, was one of the LTC’s favorite days of the year as we live our mission by awarding scholarships to area athletes who will be competing at the collegiate level. This year the Lincoln Track Club presented a total…

Trails Report by Parks Coble

Construction Season Well, after a long, snowy winter and a very wet spring, it is finally summer and construction season. The perfect storm of erosion and trail damage from our rough weather and a delayed construction season because of spring rains means that you are very likely to find you favorite trail marked with a…

From the Desk of the President

Last year I mentioned change was in the air and soon it will happen. Beginning Saturday, March 30, the Lincoln Track Club will kick off the running season with the Tabitha Miles for Meals 10-Mile Run, accompanied by a 5K and the first Kids’ Grand Prix run. The start and finish are at 28th and…

LTC Receives the Trail Boss Award from the GPTN

Presented by Dena Noe, president of the Great Plains Trails Network, and Gary Bentrup, GPTN fundraising chair and part of the awards committee The GPTN Trail Blazer award is a very significant award given sparingly for outstanding contributions to the long-range development of trails. The recipient—an individual, organization, or corporation—could be nominated by an award…

Trails Report by Parks Coble

This past winter has been one for the record books. Fortunately one major trail project was completed just in the nick of time—the Murdock Trail rebuild. Formerly only a limestone trail that was not cleared of snow in the winter, it was redone as a side-by-side trail—a limestone trail (which runners like) with a paved…