Husker Road Race This Sunday - Online Registration Deadline Wednesday

Photo Credit: NU Athletic Communications
Photo Credit: NU Athletic Communications

The online registration for the 12th annual Nebraska Football Road Race supporting Pediatric Brain Cancer research is this Wednesday, July 10th.  Join the hundreds of other runners already signed up for either the 1 mile fun run or competitive 5K this coming Sunday, July 14th with both races starting and finishing on Tom Osborne Field in Memorial Stadium. 

The history of the Nebraska Football Road Race is directly tied to the inspirational relationship created in 2012 between former Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead and pediatric brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman, who became famous as a 7-year-old by running for a 69-yard touchdown in the 2013 Spring Game.

Because of this relationship, the Nebraska football team has been committed to raising awareness and funds for pediatric brain cancer research. More than $145,000 has been raised through the first 11 road races.

New this year, all participating runners will get to run 69 yards on Tom Osborne Field much like Jack did. Both the 1 mile and 5K will start and finish in Memorial Stadium being cheered on by the Husker Football team and student-athletes from multiple other Husker teams.

Select players will participate in the one-mile Fun Run, and registrants will have opportunities to interact with the members of the Nebraska football team during the event.

Fans can register for the races by going to Online registration is open until Saturday, July 13th at 6 p.m. CT. The entrance fee is $25 for the one-mile Fun Run and $35 for the 5K. On Wednesday, July 10th at 6 p.m., registration fees will increase by $10. Lastly, individuals can register in-person for a late registration fee of $55 for the 5K and $45 for the one-mile Fun Run the morning of the race.

Runners will also receive a commemorative race-day T-Shirt and Nebraska Football Road Race Bracelet. All proceeds will go directly to pediatric brain cancer research at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Additionally, pediatric brain cancer patients and families will be honored at the Awareness Game slated for Sunday, August 31 against UTEP.