Holiday Run Goes Virtual

The Lincoln Track Club’s 2020 Holiday Run fell victim to COVID-19 in late November and had to be switched to a virtual run due to health department restrictions. As an alternative, registrants were encouraged to put on their festive gear and head to an area park sometime during the early part of December, taking Fido…

LTC Distinguished Achievement Award, 2020

Lynn Rathjen of Grand Island, Nebraska, received Lincoln Track Club’s 2020 Distinguished Achievement Award for his record-setting performance during The Lincoln Mile in August. Rathjen, a 44-year veteran of the sport of distance running, set a National Age Group Record for the one mile. At age 75, Rathjen recorded a time of 5:59:18, which is…

Trails Report by Parks Coble

After years of discussion, fundraising, planning, and construction, the bridge connecting the Rock Island Trail at Densmore Park over the railway tracks into Wilderness Park and connecting to the Jamaica North Trail is finally done. One of the most expensive and complicated trail projects in Lincoln history will open up many new routes for runners…

From the Desk of the President

At the beginning of this year, I mentioned in my President’s Report that I was beginning my eighth year of serving as LTC’s president. At the time, none of us knew how challenging and impactful the year would be. We started off by systematically cancelling every event on the schedule of events and converting them…

2020 Holiday Run

Get your Jingle on and Fa LaLaLaLaLa your way to Pioneers Park for the 20th annual Holiday Run, a fun and festive Lincoln Track Club-sponsored event dedicated to Fido and his furry friends at the Capital Humane Society. The run is scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 6, and registration is now open. This is a charity…

2020 Buffalo Run

The Lincoln Track Club, in coordination with the Lincoln Running Company, is proud to present the 44th annual Buffalo Run, set for Sunday, Sept. 20, at Lincoln’s beautiful Pioneers Park. This will be Buffalo Run: Global Pandemic Style. It will be an in-person race (no virtual component here!), but there are a few slight changes…

Lincoln Mile Is On! August 9

The Lincoln Mile, a one-mile race that is held in beautiful downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, is scheduled for Sunday, August 9. The event, sponsored by the Lincoln Track Club and the Lincoln Running Company, is being held a month later than normal and will be the first road race hosted in the city under protocols designed…