Lincoln’s 17th Annual State Farm Run

Let’s all take a moment to embrace physical health

Kyle Berg

Mark your calendars for March 28 Unionites, as the 17th annual State Farm Run is fast approaching. The starting line is at the State Farm building, located at 222 South 84th Street, where the cap gun will fire at 8:30 a.m., 9:00 a.m. and 9:10 a.m. for the 1 mile, 10 mile and 5K races, respectively.

If you want to run in this years race, you must register through There is a small entree fee of $10 for the 1 mile race, $20 for the 5K race, and $25 for the 10 mile. The 1 mile race is mainly for kids, but it is open to all who wish to participate if the 5K and 10 mile aren’t quite your speed. The registration fee increases after March 24, so if you want that early bird discount, you better register now.

All participants will receive an information packet on March 27 and a long-sleeved t-shirt to wear in the race. There are multiple prizes for top three finishes in several categories. For the 10 mile race, the top three male and female participants will receive $100, $75 and $50 dollar gift certificates to the Lincoln Running Company The top two 5K winners in both male and female categories will receive a $50 and $25 gift certificate.

The race will also have a clothing drive put on by Good Runners, Better People which is sponsored through the Lincoln Running Company located downtown on 1213 Q Street. Good Runners, Better People is an organization that is “challenging local runners to build a stronger, united running community.” While at the State Farm race, you will be able to donate gently used running clothes and gear, which will be given out to the middle and high schools in the surrounding area. There will also be an opportunity to donate money to help with a college scholarship fund for high school runners.

Lincoln Running Company has been locally owned and run by the same family for 38 years. Their sole desire is to help you find the right shoes and gear to get you active and moving whether you are running, jogging or walking. They’re a great place to start when considering picking up running because they’ll find your best shoe type.

For more information on upcoming races and events check out the Lincoln Track Club.

Kyle is a senior studying language arts education.