Run the Magnet

Keeping You Motivated Throughout the Year

Looking for a fun way to stay motivated throughout race season and experience some of Omaha’s finest racing events? Omaha Running Club’s Annual Run the Magnet is the perfect solution.

Each year, the Omaha Running Club challenges members to “Run the Magnet,” a list of some of the best Metro running events.   Members accumulate points by participating in the select running events for a chance of scoring a prize.

Pick up your magnet at ORC events and Peak Performance while supplies last.

How to Participate

Run the Magnet is a point accumulation system. Your goal is to earn a minimum of 20 points throughout the year, 10 of which must be from ORC events. ORC events = 2 points, Non-ORC events = 1 point

Additional rules:

  • Any Distance except kids' runs qualifies
  • Verification and race completion will be monitored by the ORC
  • Once you accumulate 20 or more points, submit the Run the Magnet Form 2020 listed below to: Omaha Running Club, PO BOX 34602, Omaha, NE 68134-0602, or via email. Forms are due by Dec. 31, 2020.

Prize: Members who “Run the Magnet” will receive an award at the 2021 Chiller Challenge. Participants completing all magnet events also will receive a $25 ORC merchandise certificate.

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2020 Run the Magnet Events

Events with an * are ORC sponsored events and are worth two points. All other events are worth one point. For complete event details, visit the Omaha Running Club Race Calendar. Download the Run the Magnet Form 2020

Chiller Challenge and Annual Meeting*8K/2M/1K Kids' RunFeb. 2, 2020
Trek Up the Tower40 Floors, Vertical Stair ChallengeFeb. 15, 2020
Blarney Stone Run5KMarch 17, 2020
Hobo Run*5KMarch 27, 2020
Claussen-Leahy Maverick Run10K/5KApril 25, 2020
Tails n' Trails13.1/10K/5K/1M WalkMay 16, 2020
Papillion Half Marathon13.1M/10K/5KMay 17, 2020
Memorial Day Run5M/1M/Kids' RunMay 25, 2020
Mega Medal Challenge*10K, 5K, 1MileMay 31, 2020
Jim McMahon Open Track Meet*Various DistancesJune 7, 2020
Dizzy G.O.A.T.12 hr/6 hr/3 hrJune 20, 2020
Road to Omaha Run5KJune 21, 2020
Lake Wehrspann Run*10K/2M/1K Kid's RunsAug. 2, 2020
Boxer 5005K/1M Walk/Kids' RunAug. 16, 2020
Peak to Peak*10MSep. 5, 2020
Zoo Run5M/2MSept. 6, 2020
Go Girl Run*5K/1M/Kids' RunsSept. 7, 2020
Corporate Cup10K/2MSept. 13, 2020
Heartland Marathon*26.2M/26.2M Relay/13.1M/10KSept. 27, 2020
Nebraska Furniture Mart Halloween 5K5KOct. 11, 2020
Sumtur Twilight Dash10K/5KOct. 17, 2020
G.O.A.T.z Trail Runs50K/21M/10.5M/5MOct. 18, 2020
The Bones Run*5KOct. 30, 2020
Beer and Bagel RunHalf (ish)Nov. 7, 2020
Beer and Bagel Run4M (ish)Nov. 8, 2020
Feast and Feathers13.1M/10K/5KNov. 25, 2020

2019 Run the Magnet Winners

Maria Beckers

Michael Beckers

Hollis Buffkins

Cheryl Clayton

April Langford

Joy Mann

2016 Run the Magnet Winners

Dan Allen

Brenda Allen

Jennifer Andrews

Ryan Andrews

Jill Banaszak

Kent Blobaum

Craig Carlson

Lonnie Conley

Michele Frye

Kim Kanellis

Teri Madsen

Joy Mann

Kaleb Mayfield

Liz Mayfield

Melanie McCain

Kelly Tanzer

Dave Wacker