Train for the 5K or Half-Marathon on Saturday, August 25. If you are a first-time runner or if you want to improve your race time, get the encouragement and help you need by working with coaches and other runners while preparing for the 5K or Half Marathon.
Session Dates: June 4 to August 25 Registration deadline May 31
(5K registrants may train all 12 weeks or choose to start training with the group on July 10.)


Registration Fees:

Y Member: $75 ($50 for 8-week program)

Program Member: $125 ($80 for 8-week program)

Fee includes T-shirt and Entry Fee for the 2018 Nebraska State Fair 5K or Half Marathon

Class Details/Benefits

  • Three organized gr oup runs each week (Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday)
  • Injury prevention and strength training  (wide variety of Y classes available —schedule provided)
  • Designated tent for pre- and post-race gathering
  • Handouts and info provided by coaches
  • Y Yoga classes (schedule provided)
  • Communication through private Facebook group
  • Cross-training options encouraged and also available through the Y
  • Short-sleeve technical shirt for each participant
  • If under age 16, must be accompanied by an adult

About the Coaches ---

Leonard Wenzl and Megan Billington will guide you through this race training in a positive, energetic way. Not only will you enjoy finishing a 5K or half-marathon, but you will enjoy the process!  Leonard and Megan bring different perspectives and experiences to their coaching and are excited to share their enthusiasm with you!