Presenting Partner


The spirit of the Games is spread across Nebraska with a statewide Torch Run. Residents from all 93 Nebraska counties are invited to be a part of the CSG Torch Run by safely running at least one mile in their area.

Following completion of their mile, runners are invited to submit a photo via email or social media. Participants who register and submit a photo will receive a t-shirt and will be eligible for random daily drawing prizes. T-shirts will be shipped after the run.

Rules / Goals / Prizes

Runners must run at least one mile in the region and time frame which their county is listed in.

Runners are responsible for their own safety.

Runners must register by filling out an ENTRY FORM or ONLINE

Runners must submit a photo to or tag a photo on Facebook using #CSGTorch2021.

Spread the State Games message.

Have all 93 counties represented.

Average 15 runners and 40 miles per county

Have over 1,400 runners and 3,800 miles

Registered runners that submit a photo after they complete their mile(s) will be entered in a drawing.

Daily Prizes: 1 $10 Casey’s gift card and 1 $20 Nebraska Sports Council gift card.

Regional Prizes: 4 $100 Scheels gift card.

Overall Prize: $250 Scheels gift card. 


Registration is *FREE! Runners will receive a free t-shirt (t-shirts will be shipped after the run)!
*While it is free to participate, please consider a tax-deductible donation to offset expenses and help sustain the Nebraska Sports Council.

Fill out an ENTRY FORM and return:
– Email:
– Mail: Cornhusker State Games, PO Box 29366, Lincoln, NE 68529

Register ONLINE

Make it YOUR mile

This is YOUR mile! Although participants are required to tag their photo with #CSGTorch2021, we recommend all Torch Runners get creative and help us spread the Cornhusker State Games word through their own social media networks.

Find something small and safe to carry as your “torch” (no open flames). Make it fun or sentimental, i.e. the game ball from your best pitching performance, your grandfather’s watch or your Luke Skywalker action figure. If sharing a photo or the story of your “torch”, use #MyTorch2021.

Further Information

Contact Torch Run Intern Andru Hansen at

Official Torch Run Vehicle Partners:

Community Partners:

Event Partners:

Lodging Provided By:

Younes Hospitality

AmericInn By Wyndham-Ogallala, NE

Holiday Inn Express-Scottsbluff, NE

Hampton Inn-Sidney, NE

Thank You to our platinum sponsors

Official Member of the

Phone: 402-471-2544

Fax: 402-413-1119

Mailing address: 
Po Box 29366
Lincoln, NE 68529

Shipping address:
3260 Folkways Blvd Suite B
Lincoln, NE 68504