LINCOLN, Neb. (June 24, 2021) – The Cornhusker State Games Torch Run will arrive in Lincoln Thursday, June 24, for pregame festivities at the Saltdogs game vs the Sioux City Explorers at Haymarket Park.

The Torch will be carried onto the ballfield at 6:45 p.m. by Nebraska Air National Guard soldiers. The National Anthem will then be performed by Claire Ehlers, winner of the 2020 Cornhusker State Games National Anthem Contest. Game tickets can be purchased at or at the Haymarket Park box office.

The 2021 Torch Run is primarily virtual, with participants running in their home area and submitting photos. However, In-person legs are being conducted in several communities, including today’s Lincoln appearance. Runners can still register to participate in the virtual Torch Run at:

The Torch Run, which is the precursor to the 2021 Cornhusker State Games, is sponsored by the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association.

The 2021 Cornhusker State Games offers competition in 70 sports for athletes of all ages and abilities. Most events take place July 16-25 at venues in Lincoln, Omaha and other Nebraska communities. Those interested can find information or register at