The registration deadline for the inaugural Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race presented by the Lincoln Track Club is closing in fast. The deadline to register for either the one-mile fun run or the 5K race is Tuesday, July 16. Runners can register now at www.lincolnrun.org.
The event, which will take place on Sunday, July 21, is being organized by the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes, and all proceeds will benefit pediatric brain cancer research. Many current members of the Nebraska football program will participate in the one-mile fun run and provide support and encouragement to all participants during the race. Student-athletes from the Nebraska cross country program also are expected to assist with the events.
The one-mile fun run will begin at 8 a.m., and the registration fee is $20. The 5K race will start at 8:30 a.m., and the registration fee is $30. No race-day registrations will be accepted. All entrants will receive a commemorative T-shirt and an Uplifting Athletes wristband.
The course will start in the Stadium Drive loop, outside the 501 Building just across the street from Memorial Stadium on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus.
Maddie Hellwig, a pediatric brain cancer patient from Kansas City, will serve as the celebrity starter for the one-mile fun run, while Jack Hoffman will serve as the celebrity starter for the 5K.
For complete race information and registration, visit www.lincolnrun.org.