Havelock Virtual Run Recap

The 2020 Havelock Charity Run will go down as an event of “firsts.” This was our first time going virtual! Despite that fact, over 75 percent of registered participants turned in finishing times. Since we were virtual, this was also the first time that we were a global event! We had participants running in six different states!…

From the Desk of the President

First and foremost, the Lincoln Track Club family was saddened to learn of the passing of its former president, Larry Worth, on April 6. He served and led the club well in this capacity from 1991 to 2012. Since stepping down as president, he continued to serve behind the scenes as our liaison with the…

LTC Awards Track and Field Scholarships for Seventh Consecutive Year

The Lincoln Track Club awarded six $2,500 scholarships totaling $15,000 to local high school track and field athletes for the seventh consecutive year on Sunday, June 7.  In lieu of an in-person award presentation, the LTC board traveled in a car parade to each scholarship winner’s house to present the awards.  “As a board, awarding scholarships to these…

2020 Kids’ Grand Prix UPDATE

Today is May 2, and this is the day the KFRX Mayor’s Run, sponsored by Sandhills Global, should have been run. Although we couldn’t hold the Mayor’s Run this year, the Lincoln Track Club has come up with a way for kids to become 2020 Grand Slammers! The Kids’ Grand Prix program has always been about…

MOVE!

COVID-19 is keeping a lot of us at home, and the urge to get outside and move has never been stronger than it is now. Lincoln’s trails and sidewalks are filled with walkers and runners like never before. Some are continuing what they’ve always done, but others are returning to something they haven’t done for…

Trails Report by Parks Coble

APRIL REPORT Special thanks to Sara Hartzell, planner with Lincoln Parks and Recreation for her help with this report. The past few weeks have been as discouraging as any I can remember. One by one familiar spaces in our lives—office, church, gym, favorite restaurant, library, barber shop, homes of friends—are gone, very poorly replaced by…

Detailed Response Regarding COVID-19

Dear Runner, You recently received communications regarding this year’s running of the Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon. In order for you to understand our decisions, we feel that you deserve a more detailed explanation. The Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon is an event organized by the Lincoln Track Club, a nonprofit organization focused on running,…

LTC Cancels Three Races

The Lincoln Track Club canceled three races in accordance with guidelines set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in response to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic. The canceled races include Tabitha Miles for Meals Run (March 28), KFRX Mayor’s Run sponsored by Sandhills Global (May 2), and the Lincoln Marathon and Half Marathon (May…