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June 19 - Greater Omaha Trails Leg
June 21 - WY border to Scottsbluff
June 22 - Bridgeport to Sidney
June 23 - Ogallala to North Platte
June 25 - Holdrege to Kearney
June 26 - Hastings to Grand Island
June 28 - Norfolk to Columbus
June 29 - Seward to Lincoln


The Cornhusker State Games is one of the largest amateur sports festivals in the nation. On July 21–30, more than 13,000 Nebraskans of all ages and abilities will compete in more than 60 sports, showcasing their talents and encouraging others to adopt healthy, active lifestyles.

The spirit of the Games will be spread statewide by the Torch Run, thanks to the efforts of hundreds of runners and volunteers. Patterned after the Olympic Torch Run, the relay focuses the attention of the public on the Cornhusker State Games as it crosses the state.


Runners must run at least one mile and may choose the general location during registration. Schedulers will use runners’ addresses to make assignments as convenient as possible, unless otherwise directed. Miles will be scheduled according to Nebraska Department of Roads mile marker numbers, on a first-come, first-served basis.


Click here to download an entry form!

Further Information

Contact Torch Run Coordinator Pat "Linus" Hagedorn at 402-471-2544 or










"The Torch Run exemplifies many things about Nebraskans: Our work ethic, our individual will to succeed and our desire for self-improvement and physical fitness. You may choose to run for vigorous exercise or a casual jog. But best of all, you can choose to run a mile just for the memories."