EYES UP

And looking ahead to the new year.  Here is the list of our 2012 USATF Nebraska Association Championships and other notable dates.  Thanks for marking your calendars.

Saturday April 7- 6th Annual Ni-Bthaska-Ke 12K & 4 Mile Trail Runs**.  10:00 am start time, Platte River State Park.  Also an as yet to be named Kid’s Run of 400 & 800 meters.  The 12K will serve as our Trail Champs for that distance.  We will also hold our Association’s annual LDR meeting that afternoon beginning at 4:00 pm at Mallet Lodge.  If you are a Nebraska Association LDR Club this will be your opportunity to have your voice heard.

Sunday May 6th- Lincoln Marathon & Half Marathon.  The Marathon will once again serve as our champs for that distance.  Giddyup!

Saturday June 9- The 3rd Annual Big Blue Run 5K** will host our Road Champs for this distance.  We’ll finally get to use our USATF certified course, Buddha willing and the creek don’t rise.

July 6 & 7- USATF Club Track & Field National Championships**, right here at Burke Stadium!

Sunday Sept. 16- Omaha Corporate Cup 10K.  And once again, Giddyup!  Our NE Assoc. annual meeting generally follows the Corporate Cup that afternoon, time and location tbd.

Saturday Oct. 20- 7th Annual Swamp Stomp 8K XC Cajun Festival**.  Laissez Le Bon Temps Rouler (Let the good times roll!)  Our 8K XC Champs is our oldest Team Nebraska administered race and we love it.

Saturday Oct. 27- 6th Annual Monster Dash 5K XC run**.  This fall classic will once again be a Spooktacular time and serve as our 5K XC champs.

Nov. 28th – Dec. 2nd- USATF Annual Meeting, Daytona Beach, FL.

We are currently entertaining bids for Road Race Championship distances of 1 mile, 8K, 5 Mile, Half Marathon, 15K , 20K, 25K,  and 30K.  Ultra distances of 50K and 100K are available.  Trail distances of 5K, 10K and trail ultra distances (50K, 100K) are also available.  If you know of a mountain in Nebraska we’d love to have a Mountain Champs as well.  And if you are a race walker, we can do that too!  If you or your group are interested in hosting a Nebraska Association Championships event please shoot me an email at runguru@cox.net for additional details.

Please refer to our Association web page for most up to date info on times etc.,  http://nebraskausatf.org/main/ or as always, get your news on right here at Run Guru Says.

** indicates sponsorship opportunities are available for the event.  If you would like to contribute to our efforts please contact me at the above email address.