Lincolnites Ready to Run Around
The Lincoln Marathon is Sunday morning. If you’ve lived in Lincoln for a while you know what that means. If not, here’s all you need to know: have patience. A substantial chunk of Downtown and south Lincoln will be all but inaccessible Sunday morning as thousands of athletes and athletes-for-the-day make their way around the 13.1 or 26.2 mile course. Check out the course map and plan accordingly. Some streets—particularly those in the first half of the course—are completely uncrossable for an hour or so once the first runners arrive, and intermittently crossable after that. There will be 8,000 participants, after all. It takes a while for that many bodies to go past.
My mom is walking the half marathon for the first time. It should be fun for her, and it will be fun for Robbie and my niece and nephew as they cheer her on. My annual tradition is to walk up the street to Lamar’s, grab a donut and a milk, and sit on the curb to watch everybody go by. Look for me near 48th and Pioneers if you’re in the neighborhood.