Update: Half Marathon Registration Fills Up Quickly

By: 10/11 News Email
By: 10/11 News Email
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Lincoln, Neb. -- Registration for Lincoln's first fall half marathon, the Good Life Halfsy is now at 90 percent full, said Race Director, Ben Cohoon.

For those who are not able to sign up on time, Cohoon says there is a wait list. People will be able to run for one of their charitable partners.

Registration opened on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Jason Bakewell and Ben Cohoon, event organizers of the Market to Market Relay, have partnered with Bulu Box, the Lincoln-based health and nutrition subscription box company, to establish Nebraska’s newest half marathon, the Good Life Halfsy.

The Good Life Halfsy will be a half-marathon distance road race in Lincoln, Nebraska and is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 9, 2014. The gun time of 9 a.m. will send runners on a scenic point-to-point course from east Lincoln’s Seacrest Field to Canopy Street in Lincoln’s new West Haymarket development. Highlights of the route include Holmes Lake, Antelope Valley, Union Plaza, the new Haymarket Ballpark trail, downtown stadiums, the new Lincoln pedestrian bridge and a finish line in front of Haymarket’s new Railyard. Runners will be able to see their triumphant finish on the Cube, a giant digital screen in The Railyard. Runners and race patrons can enjoy the Post-Race Festival at the Railyard on Canopy Street.

Jason Bakewell, race co-director, describes the theme of the race as “a whimsical celebration of Nebraska, its people, icons and culture.”

Participants can expect a unique running experience from the Good Life Halfsy organizers. “We’ve tried to take a fresh look at all aspects of a running race and are hoping to put a new spin on almost everything” said Cohoon. Fun and interesting surprises and special events are in store for participants, which is no surprise for those already familiar with other Pink Gorilla Events races (Market to Market Relay; Leprechaun Chase 10k) and the Good Life Halfsy’s presenting partner, Bulu Box.

Fans of the Lincoln-based Bulu Box know the company for its innovative take on modern healthy living, including monthly subscription boxes that allow subscribers to sample the best in vitamin, nutrition and weight loss products. Bulu Box was created on the finish line of a San Francisco half-marathon by co-founders Paul Jarrett and Stephanie Jarrett.

A launch party was held near the race’s Canopy Street finish line at the Railyard’s new venue Vega on Friday Jan. 31, 2014 from 5 to 7 p.m. Lincoln's Mayor Chris Beutler made an announcement saying, "If we want to continue to be happy," said Beutler, "we have to strive toward to be be the healthiest city in the U.S.A, and this is part of it. A lot of half marathons."

Learn more and register at www.goodlifehalfsy.com.


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