Torch Run

Online Registration

SECOND CHANCE ADDED FOR ALL REGIONS!!!  Did you miss your region’s week or just now finding out about all of this?  You’re in luck…we’ve reopened all regions for registration/participation through June 28.  Sign up, run your mile(s) wherever you are, and help us turn more counties green.


The Cornhusker State Games, taking place July 6-30, is one of the largest amateur sports festivals in the nation with more than 11,000 Nebraskans of all ages and abilities competing in 70+ sports.

The spirit of the Games is spread across Nebraska with a statewide Torch Run. Residents from all 93 Nebraska counties are invited to be 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 be eligible for random drawing prizes.

Make it YOUR mile

This is YOUR mile! Although participants are required to submit/tag their photo, 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 #MyCSGTorch2023.


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

Runners are responsible for their own safety.

Runners must submit a photo to or tag a photo on Facebook or Instagram using #MyCSGTorch2023.


Registration is *FREE! All runners will receive the Cornhusker State Games Summer Fun Freebies. Runners will have the option to purchase a shirt for $10!


Summer Fun Freebies include vouchers for free admission to the Nebraskaland Days Rodeo, a Lincoln Saltdogs regular-season home game, an Omaha Storm Chasers game, the Lancaster County Super Fair, and the Nebraska State Fair.

*While it is free to participate, please consider a tax-deductible donation to offset expenses and help sustain the Nebraska Sports Council.

Further Information

Contact our office at or 402-471-2544.

Official Torch Run Vehicle Partners:

Event Partners:

Lodging Provided By:

Younes Hospitality

Nightcap Management

Best Western Plus – North Platte, NE

Thank You to our platinum sponsors

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