LINCOLN, Neb. (April 8, 2022) Entry fees for most sports in the 38th annual Cornhusker State Games (CSG) will increase after Friday, April 15th, according to a Nebraska Sports Council (NSC) announcement today.

Officials said more than 2,000 Nebraskans are already registered for the 2022 Games, which offers competition in more than 70 sports as well as a statewide Torch Run and Olympic-style Opening Ceremonies.  Most competitions take place July 15-24, and those interested can find information and register at

Other highlights from the recent report:

  • The CSG Torch Run, which offers virtual and in-person options, is open for registration. It is free to participate, thanks to the sponsorship of the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association, and all runners receive a Torch Run shirt.
  • The CSG Opening Ceremonies, set for July 15th at Seacrest Field in Lincoln and free for registered athletes, will feature a freestyle motocross exhibition by X-Games veteran Scott Murray, who was among the first riders to execute a double back-flip on a motorcycle. Murray will be joined by fellow riders Logan Allan and Zac DiPaolo, who is also a two-time American Ninja Warrior competitor.
  • At SportFest, prior to the Opening Ceremonies, Jesse Rood, a firefighter from Seward, will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the longest axe throw to stick. Other SportFest attractions include a free athlete meal and Nebraska National Guard helicopter on display.
  • 135 teams from six different states are registered for the Nebraska AAU Volleyball Grand Prix, which features competition for 12-18 year-old age groups and serves as an AAU national qualifier.
  • In observance of mental health awareness month, WellPower Movement participants will qualify for prizes by logging mental wellbeing activities, including proper sleep, meditation and volunteer service from May 1-31.
  • The number of companies registered for the Lincoln Corporate Games has eclipsed 30. Omaha Corporate Games registration stands at 21.
  • A price increase is also on the horizon for the Pumpkin Run, which takes place Sep. 25th in the Railyard in Lincoln. The entry fee, currently just $8, goes up after April 30th for the nation’s largest one-mile youth fun run.

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