LINCOLN – There’s still time to participate in this year’s Cornhusker State Games as prices will increase ahead of Easter.
According to a release from the Nebraska Sports Council (NSC), entry fees for most sports in the 38th CSG will increase after Friday, April 15.
Nebraska Sports Council officials state more than 2,000 Nebraskans are already registered for the 2022 Cornhusker State Games as of earlier this month. The CSG offers competition in more than 70 sports as well as a statewide Torch Run and Olympic-style Opening Ceremonies. Most competitions take place July 15-24,and those interested can find information and register at cornhuskerstategames.com.
The CSG Torch Run, which offers virtual and in-person options, is open for registration. It is free to participate, thanks to the sponsorship of the Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association, and all runners receive a Torch Run shirt.
The CSG Opening Ceremonies, set for July 15th at Seacrest Field in Lincoln and free for registered athletes, will feature a freestyle motocross exhibition by X-Games veteran Scott Murray, who was among the first riders to execute a double back-flip on a motorcycle. Murray will be joined by fellow riders Logan Allan and Zac DiPaolo, who is also a two-time American Ninja Warrior competitor.
At SportFest, prior to the Opening Ceremonies, Jesse Rood, a firefighter from Seward, will attempt to break a Guinness World Record for the longest axe throw to stick. Other SportFest attractions include a free athlete meal and Nebraska National Guard helicopter on display.
So far 135 teams from six different states are registered for the Nebraska AAU Volleyball Grand Prix, which features competition for 12-18 year-old age groups and serves as an AAU national qualifier.
In observance of mental health awareness month, WellPower Movement participants will qualify for prizes by logging mental wellbeing activities, including proper sleep, meditation and volunteer service from May 1-31.
A price increase is also on the horizon for the Pumpkin Run, which takes place on September 25 in the Railyard in Lincoln. The entry fee, currently just $8, goes up after April 30 for the nation’s largest one-mile youth fun run.
For more information, visit nebraskasportscouncil.com.