TIMES HAVE CHANGED

Boystown National Research Hospital 5 Mile held yesterday.  Let me step back a moment..
2007- 1115 finishers.  Dustin Llewellyn (26:44) and Bridget Baldwin (31:47) overall winners.
2008- 1203 finishers.  Brian Erb (26:54) and Bridget Baldwin (32:24) for the wins.
2009- 1438 finishers.  Jordan Tucker (27:59) and Erin Esslinger (32:16) overall winners.
2010- 1673 finishers.  Chas Davis (26:28) and Christina Longo (31:53) overall winners.
2011- 1674 finishers.  Logan Watley (28:21)and Kaci Lickteig (31:43) overall winners.
2012- 1546 finishers.  Cory Logsdon (26:46) and Kaci (30:32) for the laurels.
2013- 1070 finishers.  Joe Harter (26:22) and Molly Novoa (32:38) champs.
2014- 1172 finishers.  Seth Hirsch (25:33) and Michel Davy (32:16) for the wins.
2015- 1008 finishers.  Austin Post (25:59) and Lennie Waite (29:02) like a boss.
2016- 869 finishers.  Seth Hirsch (25:49) and Jen Freeman (32:48) take the nod.
2017- 727 finishers.  Seth Hirsch (24:27) and Jen Freeman (32:07) repeat.

2018- 700 finishers.  Noah Rasmussen (29:00) and Elizabeth Starbuck (33:18) win in the heat.

Boystown 5 mile.  Completely closed road race.  No sidewalks or bike paths being substituted for Road Racing.  So why the decline in numbers?  Certainly the  weather impacted this year’s numbers but it is always  hot at Boystown.  So what gives?  Why are people staying away in droves from this  Omaha classic?

Kaci leading the way in 2011.

Logan Watley enjoying the rare chance to experience a True Road Race in Nebraska!