Registration is now open for the seventh-annual Nebraska Football Road Race, to be held Sunday, July 14, in Lincoln. The one-mile Fun Run begins at 8 a.m. and the 5K run will follow, with an estimated start time of 8:30 a.m. Both races will start and finish on Stadium Drive on the west side of Memorial Stadium.
The history of the Nebraska Football Road Race is directly tied to the inspirational relationship created in 2012 between former Nebraska running back Rex Burkhead and pediatric brain cancer patient Jack Hoffman, who became famous as a 7-year old by running for a 69-yard touchdown in the 2013 Spring Game.
Additionally, the first 1,000 registrants will be invited to watch an exclusive preseason Nebraska football practice or scrimmage in Memorial Stadium in August. More information on that event will be sent in an email after the race.