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Registration Deadline for Football Road Race Approaching


Photo Credit: Maddie Washburn/Nebraska Communications Photo Credit: Maddie Washburn/Nebraska Communications

Join hundreds of participants along with every member of the 2022 Nebraska Football team to help race for a cure for Pediatric Brain Cancer at this year's Road Race on Sunday, July 17th in Lincoln.

The one-mile Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K run will follow with an estimated start time of 8:30 a.m. Both races will start and finish on Stadium Drive on the west side of Memorial Stadium.

Fans can register for the races by going to huskers.com/roadrace. Online registration is open until Saturday, July 16th at 6 p.m. CT. The entrance fee is $25 for the one-mile Fun Run and $30 for the 5K. On Wednesday, July 13th at 6 p.m., registration fees will increase by $10. Lastly, individuals can register in-person for a late registration fee of $50 for the 5K and $45 for the one-mile Fun Run the morning of the race.

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.

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 at the event. Additionally, to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the event, there will be a DJ and raffle prizes to win. 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 Fred and Pamela Buffett Cancer Center at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.

One-mile registrants have a chance to win:

  • Husker game-worn football helmet signed by Heisman winner Eric Crouch
  • Volleyball signed by Husker Volleyball Head Coach John Cook and Olympic Gold Medalist Jordan Larson
  • Softball signed by Husker Softball Head Coach and Big Ten Tournament Champion, Rhonda Revelle
  • Football signed by the 2022 Nebraska Football team
  • Baseball signed by former Husker Baseball Head Coach and World Series Champion, Darin Erstad
  • Baseball signed by former Husker Baseball and Kansas City Royals great, Alex Gordon
  • Round for three at Wildnerness Ridge accompanied by a Husker Women's Golf Coach
  • Exclusive tour of the Devaney Center led by select Husker student-athletes

5K registrants have a chance to win:

  • Husker game-worn football helmet signed by Heisman winner Johnny Rodgers
  • Husker game-worn football helmet signed by former Blackshirt Trev Alberts
  • Volleyball signed by Husker Volleyball Head Coach John Cook
  • Basketball signed by Husker Women's Basketball Head Coach Amy Williams and the 2022-23 Nebraska Women's Basketball team
  • Baseball signed by former Husker Baseball Head Coach and World Series champion, Darin Erstad
  • Baseball signed by former Husker Baseball and Kansas City Royals great, Alex Gordon
  • Round for three at Firethorn accompanied by a Husker Men's Golf coach
  • Two tickets to the Team Jack Gala and a Team Jack swag bag
  • Exclusive tour of Memorial Stadium led by select Husker football players

*Winners will be drawn 15 minutes prior to each race.

All registrants will also have a chance to be one of 50 lucky runners who will receive a pair of tickets to one of the first two Husker home football games.

*Winners of the Husker football game tickets will be notified via email by Tuesday, July 19th and tickets will be delivered via mobile delivery.



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