Trails Report by Parks Coble

DEDICATION OF GPTN CONNECTOR BRIDGE, Densmore Park, June 5 The biggest trail project in recent years was the completion of the connector bridge from the Rock Island Trail in Densmore Park, over the active railway lines, and connecting down to the Jamaica North Trail on the east side of Wilderness Park.  This project was very…

Trails Report by Parks Coble

REPAIRS COMPLETED ON THE TIERRA-WILLIAMSBURG TRAILWe have just emerged from several weeks of snowy and cold weather of historic proportions. It is easy to forget that in the early part of the winter we had quite a stretch of nice weather. Because of this the repairs to the Tierra-Williamsburg Trail system were almost fully completed…

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…