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 following Run the Magnet form to: Omaha Running Club, PO BOX 34602, Omaha, NE 68134-0602, or via email. Forms are due by Dec. 31, 2019.

Prize: Members who “Run the Magnet” will receive an award at the 2019 Chiller Challenge. Participants completing all magnet events also will receive a $25 ORC merchandise certificate.

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2018 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 tracking form.

Chiller Challenge*8K/2M/1K Kids' RunFeb. 4, 2018
Trek Up the Tower40 Floors, Vertical Stair ChallengeFeb. 17, 2018
Seamus O'Kelly4M Team ChallengeMarch 16, 2018
Hobo Run*5KMarch 23, 2018
NE5*5M, 1M Kids' Run, Kids' DashApril 29, 2018
Tails n' Trails13.1/10K/5KMay 19, 2018
Papillion Half Marathon13.1M/10K/5KMay 20, 2018
Run Loess13.1/5KMay 26, 2018
Memorial Day Run5M/1M Kids' RunMay 28, 2018
Jim McMahon Open Track Meet*Various DistancesJune 10, 2018
Dizzy G.O.A.T.12 hr/6 hr/3 hrJune 23, 2018
Road to Omaha Run5KJune 24, 2018
Beat the Heat*10K/5KJuly 8, 2018
Resurrection Run5M/3M/1M Kids' RunJuly 28, 2018
Lake Wehrspann Run*10K/2M/1K Kid's RunAug. 5, 2018
Boxer 500*5K/1M Walk/Kids' RunAug. 19, 2018
Go Girl Run*5K/1M/Kids' RunsSept. 3, 2018
Corporate Cup10K/2MSept. 19, 2018
Peak to Peak*10MSept. 15, 2018
Heartland Marathon*26.2M/26.2M Relay/13.1M/10KSept. 23, 2018
Race for the Cure5K/1MOct. 7, 2018
The Bones Run*5KOct. 26, 2018
Sumtur Twilight Dash10K/5KOct. 20, 2018
G.O.A.T.z Trail Run50K/21M/10.5M/5MOct. 21, 2018
Beer and Bagel RunHalf (ish)Nov. 10, 2018
Beer and Bagel Run4M (ish)Nov. 10, 2018
ORC Annual Meeting*Fun RunNov. 18, 2018
Feast and Feathers13.1M/10K/5KNov. 22, 2018

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