Event Type One Mile
Back for its third year, the White Light Mile is going to be bigger and better than ever, so lace up your running shoes, put on your short shorts and
Back for its third year, the White Light Mile is going to be bigger and better than ever, so lace up your running shoes, put on your short shorts and get ready to run and party with us on the streets of historic downtown Fremont!
Saturday, October 9th , dusk, Downtown Fremont, Nebraska
Fremont was once known as the “White Light City”. We’re helping to bring that back, with the partnership of many of the downtown businesses, celebrating the history of this fine city with what else? A kick-ass road mile! To do this race justice, we’re starting in the evening, around dusk when the white lights in the vintage street lamps and those strung across the downtown buildings will be shining bright, giving you a chance to run your best mile under the lights.
But we’re not stopping there. Yes, you’re gonna get a chip-timed race on a USATF-certified and sanctioned course, but we’re throwing a party and we want you there!
The White Light Mile will be run on a pancake flat, USATF-certified and chip-timed course, with a portion of the route passing buildings lined with white lights. The course will be a two-loop route, starting in front of Milady Coffeehouse at 105 E 6th St., with the finish between 5th & 6th on Park St., just around the corner from the start.
We’ve designed this two-loop course to be spectator-friendly, with on-course cheer stations and entertainment to keep the energy high!
The 1/2 mile kids race will kick-off at 6pm. Beginning at roughly 6pm, we’ll have multiple waves of runners taking off every 10-15 minutes. Each wave will be capped at a certain size to create an intimate feel, yet maximize participation. Plus, with runners either waiting for or just having finished up their heat, everyone will be able to encourage their fellow runners as the run until their lungs bleed.
Each runner will be notified of their heat time 1 week prior to the event and heat assignments will be at the sole discretion of run nebraska.
Run as a Team!
Have some friends that also love to run? Then you’re in luck! New this year is the team competition, where we’ll recognize the top Male, Female and Co-ed teams with some hardware. To qualify, you must set up a team during registration and have a minimum of 5 team members. We’ll take the fastest 5 times on your team to determine the winner in each category.
So grab some friends, get ’em to sign up and pick a silly name to win bragging rights of the first-ever run nebraska White Light Mile team champion!
What You Get
Each participant will receive a swag bag full of goodies that all runners love and a ticket for free post-race BBQ from Smoke on Arrival. We’ll also have some of our very best physical therapy friends there afterward to help you stretch out and relax. And, throughout the evening, there will be entertainment along the course and back at Milady Coffeehouse.
All runners will be eligible for awards, and we’ll recognize the top overall male and female finisher with a custom-medal and a sweet winner’s prize pack. Plus, the top male and female finisher in each age group will also take home some sweet hardware. Awards will be announced at approximately 7:45 p.m., so stick around.
We’ll recognize the top 3 overall male and female finishers, the top master’s male and female and the top male and female in the following age groups:
13 & under
Overall and Master’s winners will not be eligible for age group awards.
Runners can pick up their race packets inside Milady Coffeehouse, located at 105 E. 6th St. in Fremont. We’ll be there Friday, October 8th from 6-8pm. We’re giving out a pretty damn awesome prize to one lucky winner that comes during this time. If you can’t make it on Friday, don’t sweat it! We’ll be here starting at 5pm on race day.
This race is near and dear to our hearts, and we’d love nothing more than to have you out there running and partying with us! So recruit your friends, spread the word and sign up today for the fastest and most-bestest road mile around!
Additional details can be found at www.run-ne.com/wlm.
All registrations are final and there will be no refunds. The race will be held rain or shine unless it is determined by run nebraska that it is either unsafe or logistically impractible for the race to go on.
(Saturday) 6:00 pm
105 E 6th St., Fremont NE 68025
Join us for the Fremont Family YMCA on Thursday, November 25 at 8:30 am! Fremont's annual Turkey Trot hosts several options for you to prep for your Thanksgiving Day feasts, including
Join us for the Fremont Family YMCA on Thursday, November 25 at 8:30 am!
Fremont’s annual Turkey Trot hosts several options for you to prep for your Thanksgiving Day feasts, including a 1 mile walk, and both a 2 mile and 5 mile run! Whether you’re looking to crush a fast time on a PR-friendly course, or have a great and fun time with the family, we’ve got something in store for everyone!
The day starts with the 5 mile race at 8:30 am, followed by the 2 mile run and 1 mile walk at 8:35 am. Both the 2 mile and 5 mile runs will be chip-timed by run nebraska, with awards for the top overall male and female finishers, as well as the top 2 finishers in each of the following age groups*:
- 10 & under
In addition to awards, the top male and female in the 5 mile race will each win $100*! Results will be emailed to all of those who’ve provided an email address at the time of registration, and can also be found online at www.itsyourrace.com.
Due to COVID-19, there will be no results announced or medal presentations following the race. Results will be posted on the Fremont Family YMCA website and at https://www.itsyourrace.com/results.aspx?id=11281. All participants are to return to their vehicles and depart the YMCA facilities upon completion of their event. Please observe social distancing guidelines and wear a facemask at all times while in the YMCA building.
Pre-race packet pick-up is available at the Fremont Family YMCA beginning on Wednesday, November 25th from 12:00-8:00 pm, or the day of the race beginning at 7:00 am. Due to the size of the event, participants are encouraged to pick up their race packets on Wednesday, if possible.
Participants must register by the following dates to lock-in a specific price or guarantee a shirt:
- Through November 12: $30 (t-shirt guaranteed)
- November 14-22: $40 (t-shirt not guaranteed after November 12th)
- Day of race: $40 (race only; no shirt)
- Walkers: FREE!!! (t-shirt is $15 if registered by November 12)
For any questions, please contact Jeremy Winn at the Fremont Family YMCA at email@example.com or 402.721.6952.
We can’t wait to start our Thanksgiving with you!
*Checks for the male and female 5 mile winners will be mailed the following week.
**The Turkey Trot will be held rain or shine unless it is deemed unsafe for participants, and there will be no refunds.
(Thursday) 8:30 am
Fremont Family YMCA
810 N Lincoln, Fremont NE 68025