40th Annual Lincoln Marathon

On May 7, 2017, the Lincoln Marathon starting cannon will signal the start of the 40th Lincoln Marathon. In 1977, 382 runners lined up to start, and in 2017, more than 14,000 runners will toe the line. The marathon had its humble beginnings in the living room of the founders of the run. We now…

Race Recap: Bryan Health Capital City Classic

October 23, 2016, was a banner day! The Bryan Health Run to Overcome and the Lincoln Track Club’s Governor’s Cup came together to create the Bryan Health Capital City Classic. This inaugural event, with a 1-mile kids’ run, 5K and 15K, hosted more than a thousand walkers, runners, and volunteers. Race participants ranged from age…

Trails Update by Parks Coble

  Pioneers Park Trail System Adds a New Link: The Prairie Pioneer Corridor Phase One The first phase of the Prairie Pioneer Corridor trail has been completed with the addition of a new pedestrian bridge over the Haines Branch of Salt Creek at the west end of Pioneers Park. If you are driving into the…

Race Recap: Holiday Run

In my mind, the Holiday Run is perfect when there’s snow on the ground! That’s when the cookies and hot chocolate at the finish line taste best, when the scenery matches the season, when the morning is magical as sunlight makes the snow sparkle. And this year delivered. The snow fell on Saturday as people streamed into…

Buffalo Run Recap

The Buffalo Run celebrated a milestone this year. Forty years of running! And a lot of people showed up to run and celebrate Lincoln’s longest-running race. More than 600 people ran, and 124 of those were veterans. And two runners—Mary Wolfe and Tom Becker—ran the Buffalo Run for the fortieth time! If you’re new to…

Lincoln Mile Recap

The morning of the 25th Annual Lincoln Mile was sunny and beautiful—a perfect morning for watching milers, trying your luck on mile trivia questions, and eating ice cream! The course had some new twists and turns but no construction—a huge plus. It’s a speedy tour of campus and a shocking realization for most that the…