Fifth annual Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race to support rare disease community with a 5K and 1-mile fun run set for July 16th


NEBRASKA RR 17 GRAPHICThe 5th annual Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, July 16 outside of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln.

Sponsored by the Lincoln Track Club, the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race will kick off at 8 a.m. CST and feature both a 5K and 1-mile Fun Run.

Online registration will be open until Tuesday, July 11th at midnight CST. Anyone who would like to sign up after midnight CST on Tuesday, July 11th can sign up at the Lincoln Running Company for a $40 late registration fee for the 5K and $30 for the 1-Mile Fun Run.

You may sign up at the Lincoln Running Company up until 5 p.m. on Saturday, July 15th. We cannot guarantee shirt sizes for anyone who registers late.

Runners can also sign up on race day for a $40 registration fee for the 5K and $40 for the 1-Mile Fun Run at the check-in table located near the start/finish line, but you will not be listed in the results due to chip timing.

Huskers fans can participate in either race as individual’s, join a team or create your own team. To register and support the Nebraska Chapter of Uplifting Athletes visit the official road race registration site.

Proceeds from the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race will benefit the Nebraska Chapter of Uplifting Athletes and its efforts to make a difference in the rare disease community.

The Fun Run will start at 8 a.m. CST, followed by the 5K at approximately 8:30 a.m. The start of each race will be at the Stadium Drive loop just outside the 501 Building on University of Nebraska-Lincoln city campus.

The Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race is the signature fundraising event for the student-athlete led Nebraska Chapter in support of its mission to use the platform of college football to inspire the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport.

Nebraska football started tackling rare diseases in 2012 when it joined Uplifting Athletes. The student-athlete led Nebraska Chapter serves the rare disease community in honor of a relationship between pediatric brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman and former Huskers and current Cincinnati Bengals running back Rex Burkhead.

This friendship led to Burkhead winning the Uplifting Athletes Rare Disease Champion Award in 2012 and Nebraska forming an Uplifting Athletes Chapter.

In 2013 Hoffman’s 69-yard run at the Nebraska spring game became a national story that went viral and allowed the Hoffman family to shine a light on rare diseases that included winning an ESPY Award and a visit with President Barack Obama in the White House Oval Office.

The first 500 registrants will also be invited to watch an exclusive pre-season Nebraska Football scrimmage in Memorial Stadium which will take place in August, providing registrants a preview of the 2017 Huskers just weeks before the season opener.

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