Prairie to Prairie 2022: Run-Bike-Run

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Event Schedule:

Sunday, May  22, 2022

The race will begin at 8:30 AM.

Prairie to Prairie is a non-timed/non-competitive race consisting of:

  • a 5K run at Pioneers Park Nature Center on the trails a 15M bike ride from the Nature Center
  • through the park on hard surfaces and out of the park via the east entrance and along gravel roads to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
  • a 5K run through the Spring Creek Prairie You may participate as an individual or as a team of 2.

At the conclusion of the race, there will be a celebration onsite at Spring Creek Prairie with food and drink available for purchase.

How does this race operate?

This is a Run-Bike-Run event that can be done as an individual or a 2 person team.

With the 2 person team - there will be a runner and a biker with the runner running a 5k at Pioneer Park, handing off to the biker who will bike gravel roads 15 miles to Spring Creek Prairie and then a final 5k at Spring Creek Prairie for the runner.

The individual will complete all 3 events on their own.

The runner will be in charge of getting themselves from Pioneers Park to Spring Creek Prairie via their own car for transportation. 

Registration information:

No race day sign ups!

Sign up as an individual ($40) or as a two-person run-bike team ($50).

Your registration includes: entrance fee for the race t-shirt (may not be available after 5/14, while supplies last) for each participant swag bag! donation to the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch.

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What project benefits from this event?

Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch is a tallgrass prairie passage and trail that will build on our nationally recognized trail and greenway system and will link two of Lincoln and Lancaster County’s premier environmental resource and education centers. It will follow the Haines Branch of Salt Creek from the Pioneers Park Nature Center, to the Conestoga Lake State Recreation Area, extend down through the Village of Denton and on to the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center. This legacy project began in 2017 and continues today.

Your donation will go towards the continued expansion of the Corridor! Our hope is that future Run-Bike-Run events will include the Prairie Corridor Trail as the passageway for cyclists!

Who is organizing and supporting this event?

Prairie-to-Prairie is a joint effort between:

  • Lincoln Parks Foundation
  • Lincoln Parks & Recreation Department
  • Pioneers Park Nature Center
  • Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.

Thank you to our sponsors!

  • Spine and Sport Chiropractic,
  • Lincoln Physical Therapy Associates
  • Lincoln Running Company

Additional Information?

This event will adhere to any LLCHD directives at the time of the event and will keep all participants informed of those directives.

For further information about the race or to volunteer, contact Sara Hartzell in the Parks Department at 402-441-8261.

For information about sponsorship opportunities, contact Maggie Stuckey-Ross at Lincoln Parks Foundation at 402-441-8258.

When

  • Sunday, May 22, 2022 | 08:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Location

Prairie to Prairie is a non-timed/non-competitive race consisting of:
a 5K run at Pioneers Park Nature Center on the trails
a 15M bike ride from the Nature Center, through the park on hard surfaces and out of the park via the east entrance and along gravel roads to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center
a 5K run through the Spring Creek Prairie

Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington, Lincoln 68522  View Map

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