Cornhusker State Games Open For Registration, Virtual Torch Run Dates For Area Counties Listed

LINCOLN – The 2020 Cornhusker State Games is currently on an as-scheduled and open for registration basis.

According to a release from the Nebraska Sports Council, their team continues to stay up-to-date with state and federal recommendations for hosting events as they prepare for contingencies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic as those interested can register today. In responses to COVID-19, the NSC physical office is closed as their staff continues to work remotely.

The 2020 Cornhusker State Games is scheduled for July 17 – 26 at more than 70 sites in Lincoln, Omaha and surrounding communities.

In the event of cancellation, entrants will have three options when it comes to their payment. Participants could donate their fee, apply the fee to a future Nebraska Sports Council event or receive a full refund. All event updates will be sent via email and posted on the Nebraska Sports Council Facebook page.

A current event that the NSC needs you help in putting on is the Cornhusker State Games Torch Run. Residents from all 93 Nebraska counties are invited to be a part of the Virtual CSG Torch Run by safely running at least one mile from the comfort of their area, neighborhood or home. Once the “leg” of the torch run is complete, submit a photo by email or social media.

The only rule is that runners must run at least one mile on the day their county is listed.

Northeast Nebraska county dates to run include June 14 (Boone, Madison, Pierce, Stanton and Wayne); June 18 (Cedar, Dakota, Dixon and Thurston) and June 19 (Burt, Cuming, Dodge and Washington).

Runners must register by filling out an entry form as online runners must submit a photo to or tag a photo on Facebook using #CSGTorch. Registered runners who submit a photo after they complete their mile(s) will be entered in a drawing.

Runners are encouraged to get creative with the Virtual Torch Run and find something small and safe to carry as your “torch” (no open flames recommended).

To leave a voicemail message, call 402-471-2544 and someone will return your call. Also, visit for more information.