A select few have set foot on the field at TD Ameritrade Park during the College World Series, but a few hundred fans will have the chance to join that elite club this weekend.
The third annual Road to Omaha Run is Sunday. The 3.1-mile course starts and finishes at Lewis and Clark Landing in downtown Omaha. Runners will race along the warning track inside the ballpark during the 5K.
“That was a huge hit last year, so we kept it for this year,” said race co-director Amber Miller, the executive director of the Omaha Parks Foundation.
More than 500 people signed up last summer, a significant jump from the 200 runners at the inaugural event in 2011. Miller credits the jaunt on the field for the increase.
She expects a similar turnout on Sunday, though when online registration closed Wednesday, 320 people had signed up. Roughly 200 people registered during packet pick-up or on race day last year, she explained.
Packet pick-up is between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Friday at Lewis and Clark Landing. Register between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. on race day for costs $25.
The proceeds will benefit Starlight Children's Foundation, a national cancer organization, and the Omaha Parks Foundation.
The Parks Foundation, Omaha Running Club and the City of Omaha Parks and Recreation helped organize the event.
An earlier headline on this story said the race was Saturday. It is, indeed, Sunday.
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