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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2019 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 and Annual Meeting*8K/2M/1K Kids' RunFeb. 3, 2019
Trek Up the Tower40 Floors, Vertical Stair ChallengeFeb. 16, 2019
Blarney Stone Run5KMarch 17, 2019
Hobo Run*5KMarch 22, 2019
NE5*5M, 1M Kids' Run, Kids' DashApril 27, 2019
Tails n' Trails13.1/10K/5K/1M WalkMay 18, 2019
Papillion Half Marathon13.1M/10K/5KMay 19, 2019
Memorial Day Run5M/1M Kids' RunMay 27, 2019
Jim McMahon Open Track Meet*Various DistancesJune 9, 2019
Dizzy G.O.A.T.12 hr/6 hr/3 hrJune 22, 2019
Road to Omaha Run5KJune 23, 2019
Resurrection Run5M/3M/1M Kids' RunJuly 27, 2019
Lake Wehrspann Run*10K/2M/1K Kid's RunAug. 4, 2019
Boxer 500*5K/1M Walk/Kids' RunAug. 11, 2019
Peak to Peak*10MAug. 31, 2019
Go Girl Run*5K/1M/Kids' RunsSept. 2, 2019
Corporate Cup10K/2MSept. 8, 2019
Heartland Marathon*26.2M/26.2M Relay/13.1M/10KSept. 22, 2019
Nebraska Furniture Mart Halloween 5K5KOct. 12, 2019
Sumtur Twilight Dash10K/5KOct. 19, 2019
G.O.A.T.z Trail Run50K/21M/10.5M/5MOct. 20, 2019
The Bones Run*5KOct. 25, 2019
Beer and Bagel RunHalf (ish)Nov. 9, 2019
Beer and Bagel Run4M (ish)Nov. 9, 2019
Feast and Feathers13.1M/10K/5KNov. 19, 2019

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