Registration opens for 'Uplifting Athletes' event

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Registration opens for ‘Uplifting Athletes’ event

UA Road Race

Registration is open for the Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race and Interact with the Huskers. The fifth annual race, in conjunction with the Lincoln Track Club, will be July 16.

There will be a mile fun run that begins at 8 a.m. and a 5K run to follow with an estimated start time of 8:35 a.m. The race will start and finish on Stadium Drive just outside of the West side of Memorial Stadium.

Nebraska Football has been an official Uplifting Athletes Chapter and campus recognized student organization since 2012 working diligently to raise awareness and funds for pediatric brain cancer research. The Nebraska Chapter was initiated and inspired in part of the 69-yard touchdown run by brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman, who was mentored by Husker running back Rex Burkhead.

The event will feature interaction with all members of the Nebraska Football team, many of which will run with the children in the mile fun run. All members of the team greet finishers of the fun run and 5k, congratulating them on their race and thanking them for their support of pediatric brain cancer research.

The first 1,000 registrants will also be invited to watch an exclusive pre-season Nebraska Football scrimmage in Memorial Stadium, which will take place in August. This provides registrants a preview of the 2017 Huskers weeks before the season opener. Each registrant will receive an email with more details about the scrimmage as the date approaches.

Participants can register at one of the two links: Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race or Uplifting Athletes.

Cost is $25 for the mile fun run and $30 for the 5K. All proceeds will benefit national pediatric brain cancer research.

Runners will receive a commemorative race day shirt and bracelet.

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