The Torch Run exemplifies many things about Nebraskans: Our work ethic, our individual will to succeed and our desire for self-improvement and physical fitness. You may choose to run for vigorous exercise or a casual jog. But best of all, you can choose to run a mile just for the memories.”

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The Cornhusker State Games is one of the largest amateur sports festivals in the nation. On July 19–28, more than 11,000 Nebraskans of all ages and abilities will compete in more than 60 sports, showcasing their talents and encouraging others to adopt healthy, active lifestyles.

The spirit of the Games will be spread statewide by the Torch Run, thanks to the efforts of hundreds of runners and volunteers. Patterned after the Olympic Torch Run, the relay focuses the attention of the public on the Cornhusker State Games and the partnering events as it crosses the state.

Saturday, May 24 Hastings to Grand Island Nebraska Danger Football Game
June 1
Papillion to Bellevue (via the bike trail) Defenders of Freedom Airshow
June 8
Wyoming Border to Scottsbluff West Nebraska All-Star Game
June 9
Alliance to Bridgeport Prairie Winds Community Center
June 14
West Point to Wayne TBD
June 15
Norfolk to Columbus Laugh and a Half Marathon
June 21
Wyoming Border to Sidney Downtown Sounds
June 22
Ogallala to North Platte NEBRASKAland Days
June 28
David City to Lincoln Lincoln Saltdogs Baseball Game
Sunday, June 29 Holdrege to Kearney Kearney Community Olympics



Runners must run at least one mile and may choose the general location during registration. Schedulers will use runners’ addresses to make assignments as convenient as possible, unless otherwise directed. Miles will be scheduled according to Nebraska Department of Roads mile marker numbers, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Register ONLINE or click HERE to download a registration form.

Further Information

Contact Torch Run Coordinator Pat “Linus” Hagedorn at 402-471-2544 or


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