I don’t know about the rest of the country, but Nebraska has been having a kick ass fall. You can’t beat the weather. The cool mornings and warm afternoons make for excellent race weather, right?
Here are two sources to check out if you’re looking for a race or event to participate in. The first is the event calendar for live well Omaha. This is a great resource for more than races (mostly fun ones). Here, you’ll find community events focused on health. For races, check out information on Harvest Hustle 5k & Fall Funfest or the Lucky Bucket Ride on Oct. 8, or the Swamp Stomp 8K XC Cajun Festival & Little Gator Gallop on Oct. 22.
Peak Performance just sent me an email with some fall races it is helping with. The first is a 5K against bullying; followed by a trail run in my favorite nature park, Hitchcock Nature Center; and in November, the always fun Beer and Bagel Run.
Here’s a portion of the email (I deleted one race that’s far from here):
“Walk, Run, and Roll Against Bullying – 10/8/11. Many of you may not no how serious this problem is around the country. Just in September, 3 kids from around the country committed suicide because of being bullied in there schools. According to Kimberly at PTI – Nebraska, there are kids here in our state that are afraid to attend school because for fear of being picked on by other kids. So come on out walk, run, or roll a 5K and help us prevent this national tragedy from happening here. You go to www.U2CANRUN.org to register or obtain additional information about the event. Or go to http://www.pti-nebraska.org to find out more information about can the PTI organization.
“HawkWatch 5K Trail Run 10/15/11 – The Hitchcock Nature Center in Honey Creek, Ia. will be holding it 7th Annual HawkWatch 5K Trail Run. Hitchcock is nationally known for Hawk Watching. Each year they identify and count thousands of migrating hawks, eagles, and other birds. The course is on the various trail systems that encompass the Hitchcock Nature Area. This is a great place to do trail runs. If you are interested, go to www.U2CANRUN.org to register. If you want additional information about the Hitchcock Nature Center, go to http://www.pottcoconservation.com/html/hitchcock.html.
“You do not want to miss this years Beer and Bagel Run at Quarry Oaks on Sunday, November 6, 2011. With the new twists we have added, people will be talking about this years run for a long time. We are limiting entries 2500 people. As of today, we have over 1000 people registered. At this point last year we were at 207. So you better call, e-mail, or text your friends and get them and yourselves signed up. Go register at www.U2CANRUN.org for either of these Peak Performance events.”
If you’re interested in the Beer and Bagel Run, sign up ASAP. This is a good time (as good of a time running in the winter can be), and it sounds like it’ll fill up sooner than usual.