Nebraska > Lincoln Marathon & Half Marathon
Lincoln, NE • Sunday, May 4, 2014 • Course Map
More than 7,000 runners converge on Nebraska's capital city each year for the annual late spring running of the Lincoln Marathon & Half Marathon, which marks its 37th annual running in early May 2014 and is organized by the locally based Lincoln Track Club.
Seeing as the race unfolds along a course in the northern Plains region of the country, runners can expect plenty of fast and flat terrain, with only gently rolling hills and very gradual inclines and descents. The course includes a few small uphills around the 3-, 5- and 9-mile markers, and both the half and full marathon courses are run entirely on the paved city streets of downtown Lincoln.
Both races start at the campus of University of Nebraska-Lincoln, and follow a course that takes runners past the Nebraska State Capitol building, Union College and the Lincoln City-County Building, including travel along Sheridan Boulevard and the Highway 2 Bicycle Path.
After the stretch that runs along Stadium Drive as runners are approaching Memorial Stadium, the home of the Cornhuskers football team, half-marathoners then turn back toward the finish line at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln campus, while participants in the full marathon continue on past sight such as the Folsom Children's Zoo and Antelope Park.
In recent years, the event's half marathon race has been selected by the state's chapter of the United States Track and Field Association as their Nebraska half-marathon championship event, with over $2,000 in prize money to be awarded to the top male and female runners.
Race Weather & Climate
Located just south of Interstate 80 in southeastern Nebraska, roughly 50 miles southwest of Omaha, Lincoln typically sees mild to moderately warm weather in May, a month that has brought record temperatures here as low as 28 degrees (in 1994) and as high as 100 degrees (in 1967).
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See the race route map for the Lincoln Half Marathon
To reserve your spot in the spring 2014 running of the Lincoln Track Club's Lincoln Marathon or Half Marathon, visit the event website.
Official Race Website
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