From the Desk of the President

As this newsletter is arriving in your inbox, the first snow is falling–putting an end to the relatively warm fall days. Plan to start your Thanksgiving Day at the Cooper Y with the Turkey Trot that supports the YMCA Strong Kids Program. Then, only the Holiday Run on Sunday, December 8 remains, on a revised…

Trails Report by Parks Coble

Rock Island at Sheridan Penny Bridges—So Far, So Good After a delay of almost two years, the repairs to the Rock Island Trail under the Sheridan Penny Bridges are finally complete. The trouble began when the bridges on Sheridan were replaced and the Rock Island rebuilt underneath them. Although this had always been an area…

Race Recap: Run Four the Pines

In 1959 University of Nebraska–Lincoln Forestry associate professor Walter Bagley and wife, Virginia, purchased the 145-acre row crop farm with a 10-acre native prairie that is now the Prairie Pines Nature Preserve. Prairie Pines was donated to the University of Nebraska Foundation in 1992 to be “protected forever as a place that would provide a…

Race Recap: Buffalo Run

The weather on Sunday, September 8, was perfect for a PR at the 43rd annual Buffalo Run. More than four hundred runners showed up to race the challenging course that winds around a statue of a buffalo near Pioneers Park’s Coddington Avenue entrance all the way out past the herd near the park’s Nature Center.…

Race Recap: Havelock Run

June 1 was the perfect day for the 41st annual Havelock Charity Run.  Perfect in many ways, but here are 41 of the most perfect ways: The Weather!! 60 degrees at the start without any wind or rain! The Course!! Havelock Avenue: The road construction from 70th to 84th Street was far enough along that…

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…