Cornhusker State GamesTorch Run Route and schedule announced, runners needed for route through Wauneta June 9
The Cornhusker State Games Torch Run begins June 1 in Hemingford and will make appearances at 11 community events before lighting the caldron at the Games’ Opening Ceremonies on July 20 at Seacrest Field in Lincoln.
The Torch Run is the promotional precursor to the 34th annual Cornhusker State Games, which features competition in more than 60 sports July 20-29 in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities. Officials expect more than 11,000 participants of all ages and abilities.
Runner applications for the Torch Run are now being accepted online at CornhuskerStateGames.com/Torch_Run.
Runners will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis for one-mile segments, using highway mile markers in most cases.
There is no fee for the Torch Run, thanks to the sponsorship of Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association and each runner receives a commemorative shirt.
Officials said each day of running will include 20-60 miles on local highways followed by the Torch being carried into or through a community festival or event. The complete route and event list are as follows:
June 1—Hemingford to Alliance—385 Cruisers Car Show
June 2—Bridgeport to Scottsbluff—Camp Clarke Days