Wednesday, December 4, 2013

NEndurance is coming to an end - options to continue it

As many of you know, I have moved to Fort Walton Beach due to my job.  With this happening a few days ago I am calling it quits on NEndurance.  I did have one interested party available yet didn't have time to convert it over to them.

Over the last two years, I've been able to provide a tool, calendar to help people in Nebraska know what local running, cycling, tri's, duathlons and events were happening in our great state.  I helped promote the local events (minus one time when I promoted Spartan Race with them providing a free entrance to their event.)

I've seen over the last two years a change in the Omaha running scene as the GOATZ have expanded to bring trail running as an alternative running method to this city.  I've seen Omaha gain it's first ultramarathon, I've also seen Lincoln (with Ben and Jason's Market to Market Relay) gain its first ultramarathon as well.  It has been great to see events like 5K The Hard Way being successful.

I also had the pleasure to form Feast and Feathers Trail Races on Thanksgiving morning with my friend Amy last year.  I'm so happy for this event to be so successful!  We have given back so much to Food Bank for the Heartland.  I also was able to form Couples Therapy 8K for Valentine's weekend last year...again giving back to the local community supporting the Madonna School for Exceptional Children.

We have also seen a new running store come into Omaha and providing a little competition that this city has needed.  I only say this because I believe every city needs competition.  Competition is good as long as it is friendly.

I was happy to be able to support my friend Carl after the Boston Marathon bombings and sell bracelets for One Fund Boston at the Lincoln Marathon.

In the end, this has been a great time.  It has also been very daunting trying to keep the site up when it was very one person based.

I have been happy to promote races, give race giveaways, give stuff away, take photos at local events or even volunteer many times locally.

I thank you all for your support.  It has been very appreciative.  As for NEndurance, this site is coming to an end.  The only way I can keep it going is if a group comes to me to take over the site.  I've also entertained the idea of teaming up and selling Nebraska themed endurance merchandise.  I hope to have a decision made by the end of the year.

Again, thank you for all your support!

Adama

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cupid's Undie Run - Omaha, NE - February 15, 2014




Early bird pricing of $25 til October 31st

Cupid's Undie Run is coming to Omaha on February 15.  Location will be in Midtown at Turner Park.

Run starts at 2PM.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Groupon Alert: Omaha's Great Pumpkin Run 5K

Groupon Alert: Omaha's Great Pumpkin Run 5K

$12 for entry for one to the 400-meter Boo Dash or Monster Mile (a $20 value)
$24 for entry for two to the 400-meter Boo Dash or Monster Mile (a $40 value)
$15 for entry for one to the Spooktacular 5K (a $25 value)
$30 for entry for two to the Spooktacular 5K (a $50 value)

Register by October 5th to receive a T-Shirt.



Tuesday, September 17, 2013

The Lincoln Industries Cycling Classic - September 28-29, 2013 - Lincoln

The Lincoln Industries Cycling Classic
September 28-29, 2013

The Lincoln Industries Cycling Classic is a two day celebration of cycling featuring competitive and non-competitive events for all ages, Saturday and Sunday, September 28-29, 2013 in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Proceeds from the Lincoln Industries Cycling Classic will benefit the Boys and Girls Club of Lincoln/Lancaster County.

Saturday will feature the Lincoln Industries Gran Fondo. The Gran Fondo originated in Italy and translates to “big ride.” A Gran Fondo is to cyclists what a Marathon is to runners. There are three routes that offer different levels of challenge, providing cyclists of all levels the opportunity to participate. All three routes will start and finish at the new Pinnacle Bank Arena. Following the rides, stick around for the festival and enjoy food, music, exhibitors and kids activities, including a bike stunt show featuring Chris Clark.

Sunday will feature the Lincoln Industries Capitol City Criterium, the longest running cycling race in Nebraska. A “criterium” is a term for short course or track. Riders will race on the roads around the Pinnacle Bank Arena. The criterium racing discipline is one of the most exciting forms of bike racing to watch with riders exceeding speeds of 30 mph. With races offered for first time racers up to elite level, the Lincoln Industries Capitol City Criterium offers an opportunity for men and women of all ages.

For updates on the Lincoln Industries Cycling Classic, be sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Feast and Feathers Trail Races featured on Competitor.com

We are happy to announce that Feast and Feathers Trail Races has been featured on Competitor.com as on of the "10 Great Trail Races to Run This Fall."


We welcome you on Thanksgiving morning in Omaha, NE for this event.  All proceeds will benefit Food Bank for the Heartland.

If you're in the military we have a discount for you too.  Message me for more details.


Check out our event at http://www.feastandfeathers.com

Omaha Marathon needs volunteers Friday - Sunday: Details included

Hi Club Members!

The Omaha Marathon event is scheduled for this upcoming weekend and we are in the need of filling various volunteer opportunities as listed below.  If you could spare a few hours of your time at the Expo or on the course it would be deeply appreciated by all.

Friday, Sept 20, 2013:

Packet Stuffing:  6:00AM to 10:00AM.

Packet Pickup/Medal Prep:

1st shift:  10:00AM to 2:00PM.
2nd shift:  2:00PM to 6:00PM.

Saturday, Sept 21, 2013:

Packet Pickup:

1st shift:  6:00AM to 10:00AM
2nd shift:  10:00AM to 2:00PM
3rd shift:  2:00PM to 6:00PM

Pasta Party Setup:  12:00 Noon to 4:00PM.
Pasta Party:  4:00PM to 8:00PM.

Sunday, Sept 22, 2013:

Packet Pickup:  5:00 to 6:30AM

Course Monitor:

3 Mile Turnaround – 6:00AM to 10:00AM.
13 Mile Turnaround – 10:00AM to 2:00PM.

Aid Stations:  We desperately need volunteers for the following aid stations!

Aid Station #4:  Location – Florence Blvd & Larimore.

1st shift:  6:00AM to 10:00AM
2nd shift:  10:00AM to 2:00PM

Aid Station #5:  Florence Blvd & N. 19th.

1st shift:  6:00AM to 10:00AM
2nd shift:  10:00AM to 2:00PM

Aid Station #7:  Historical #4 & Potter

1st shift:  6:00AM to 10:00AM
2nd shift:  10:00AM to 2:00PM

Aid Station #9:  Mid Trail on the Riverfront.

2nd shift:  10:00AM to 2:00PM

Aid Station #13:  Near Carter Lake Drive & Locust.

1st shift:  6:00AM to 10:00AM
2nd shift:  10:00AM to 2:00PM

Please let me know if you can help out.  Please let me know your shirt size upon responding.

Thank you,

John Hall
Volunteer Coordinator
Omaha Running Club
Omaha Marathon
Cell #:  402.968.7436

Thought I already added this: New Event: Zoo Run 5 Miler - Omaha, NE - September 29, 2013

Zoo Run 5 Miler
Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo, Omaha, NE
September 29, 2013

Lace up your shoes for the 33rd annual Zoo Run on Sunday, September 29, 2013! Check in begins at 8 a.m. This fun run is great for runners of all levels with the choice between a five mile run and a one mile run/walk.

Participants will receive bagels, bananas and free Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium admission on the day of the run. Plus, if registered by September 9, 2013, participants will receive a FREE t-shirt. If registered after September 9, a t-shirt is not guaranteed.

Cost is $20.00 for Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium members and $25.00 for non-members. Children 2 and under are free, do not require a registration and will not receive a t-shirt.

Reservations are required. Registrations made after Tuesday, September 24 or walk-in registrations are available but will not receive an official time and will not be guaranteed a t-shirt.