The Nebraska Marathon was founded by the father and son team of Joe and Ryan Sutter of Omaha, Nebraska in 2014 to provide runners throughout the United States a uniquely breathtaking race experience.
The first-ever Nebraska Marathon was held on Sunday, October 18, 2015 where almost 900 runners took their mark at Turner Park at Midtown Crossing and crossed the finish line at the Lewis and Clark Landing. The 2015 race featured a half-marathon and a 5k. A full 26.2 mile marathon debuted in 2016.
The Nebraska Marathon has formed a partnership with Pediatric Cancer Action Network. As the race’s official charity partner, we are thrilled to announce over $10,000 was raised by runners in the first year alone.
“We wanted to create an event that was locally owned and operated, featured the most amazing and scenic route Omaha had to offer as well as provide our fellow runners with a unique, breathtaking experience, and give back to our community. Judging by the feedback received so far we think we accomplished just that.”
-Ryan Sutter, Race Director, Nebraska Marathon
The Nebraska Marathon credits the success of the inaugural race to the Omaha Police Department, local businesses and sponsors, and countless volunteers for making this scenic race one the runners and our state won’t soon forget.
Interested in becoming a volunteer for the 2017 race? Volunteers contribute in a number of ways prior to, during and after the race. Contact the race organizers at firstname.lastname@example.org.