LINCOLN – Earlier this month officials with the Cornhusker State Games announced the process of their virtual torch run.
According to a release from the Nebraska Sports Council, the torch run will be held across all counties in Nebraska from June 1 – 25, virtually.
The new format calls for runners to register, run a minimum of one mile in a safe location in their home county and then post a selfie-photo or -video from their mile(s) on the CSG Torch Run Facebook page on the day assigned to their county.
Those interested in running can register and find more details, including the updated schedule and map, at CornhuskerStateGames.com. The Cornhusker State Games is a statewide amateur sports festival for all Nebraskans. The purpose of the CSG is to provide top-quality amateur competition in a wide range of activities. Besides offering a wide range of competitions (from traditional Olympic sports such as track & field, gymnastics and swimming) Nebraskans’ competitive interests are served by less demanding events such as horseshoe pitching, mallwalk and chess.
The torch run will schedule 3-6 counties per day from June 1 – 25 as safe mile(s) will be held in the runner’s home county. Nebraska runners of all ages and abilities who can run at least one mile and post a photo or video using #CSGTorch are eligible as runners will be able to win free shirts (while supplies last), a daily prize, state pride, social media recognition, fitness and fun.
The goal of the Cornhusker State Games Virtual Torch Run is to spread the spirit of the state games. Runners are also encouraged to carry a meaningful or possibly humorous (small/safe/no flame) object to symbolize “their torch” and/or dedicate their run using #MyTorch. Although the run is free, participants are asked to consider a tax-deductible donation.
The Cornhusker State Games Torch Run, sponsored by the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association (NCPA), is the annual precursor to the Cornhusker State Games, a multi-sport festival for athletes of all ages/abilities scheduled for July 17-26 in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding counties.
Voting also began for the National Anthem contest finalists. Six individuals are currently needing your votes by going to the Cornhusker State Games Facebook page. Listen to each of the links and vote for your favorite. Whoever has the most votes by May 17 will sing the National Anthem during this year’s CSG.
Find more information at cornhuskerstategames.com.