It is tough to find coverage on the state of running in Nebraska. It used to be that all running related news could be found in the newspaper, however, in this modern age, one has to know where to find race results online and decipher them accordingly. Even then, there is very little commentary surrounding the race itself. I know I have appreciated the work of Nebraska Elite Track Club in taking the first step by self-writing articles, conducting interviews and generating interest in a sport that gets very little publicity elsewhere.
At one point, this website had a blog where bi-weekly posts were generated by team members. This gradually morphed into a "race results only" recap, which admittedly has been neglected with the exponential increase in group memberships. With that said, I think there is a desire (both personally and corporately) to refresh the narrative aspect of this website.
The mission of LRC Nebraska continues to be "...to provide opportunities for athletes to continue competing at a high-caliber level while also promoting running throughout eastern Nebraska."
Our hope is that high-caliber athletes who compete in Nebraska in high school or college will continue to train and race when their eligibility is used up. We also want to provide a fun, encouraging environment for our athletes by creating a team community where athletes can run together and create relationships within the running community. We require that our athletes reflect the positive image that both our sponsors and the running community have. We hope to create an excitement about running in Nebraska, and look to encourage people of all abilities to become a part of the running community in eastern Nebraska.
We are an IRS recognized 501(c)3 organization, and transparency is of the utmost importance to us. If you have any questions, or would like to make a tax-deductible donation, please contact us at LRCNebraska@gmail.com. We look forward to hearing from you, as well as sharing with you all some of our thoughts on the state of running, both in Nebraska and across the globe.