June 26, 2018

CSG Torch Run to Cross

Papillion, Omaha Saturday


Papio South Cross Country Champ Ralston to Open Metro Leg
 

LINCOLN, Neb. (June 26, 2018) – Papillion LaVista South High School’s Jake Ralston, the reigning Nebraska High School Cross Country Champion and now University of Kansas runner, will kick off the Papillion-Omaha leg of the Cornhusker State Games Torch Run Saturday, June 30 at 12:30 p.m. at the Sarpy Community YMCA in Papillion.
 
The Torch will then make its way, via local runners on the West Papio and Keystone Trails, to Stinson Park in Aksarben Village. Runners from the National Guard are expected to arrive with the Torch at Bradford Bowl in the park just before 3 p.m.
 
The Torch arrival will serve as the kick-off for Stinson Park’s Tribute to Independence, a free live music festival featuring the Personics and several tribute bands, including Shoot To Thrill (AC/DC), Come Together Band (The Beatles) and Hotel Desperado (Eagles).
 
The Torch Run, sponsored by the Nebraska National Guard and Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association, is the precursor to the 2018 Cornhusker State Games. The complete route and event list are available at CornhuskerStateGames.com/Torch_Run.
 
The Cornhusker State Games takes place July 20-29, and officials are urging athletes to sign up before July 6, the final deadline for most sports. All registered participants receive a shirt, a pass to the Opening Ceremonies and the pre-show Sports Fest meal with their paid entry.
 
Register or find more information on the Torch Run, Cornhusker State Games and the Nebraska Sports Council at NebraskaSportsCouncil.com.
 
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