The Lincoln Parks and Recreation Department invites the public to the Meadow-to-Meadow Run and Bike Event from 8:30 a.m. to noon, Sunday, May 22.
The event includes a 5k run to Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave., a 15-mile bike ride to Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center, 11700 SW 100th St., Denton, followed by a second 5 km race at the Audubon Centre.
Pre-registration is required by 5 p.m. today, May 21, at getmerregistered.com. Participants can register individually for $40 or in teams of two for $50. The public can also donate or volunteer on the event website. The event benefits the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch project.
The event is presented by the Department of Parks and Recreation, the Lincoln Parks Foundation and the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center.
Sponsors include Lincoln Running Company, Monkey Wrench Cycles, Spine and Sports Chiropractic, Lincoln Orthopedic Physical Therapy and Liz Lange Consulting. Food and drink vendors include Porkccentric, Rutabagas and Code Beer Co. Music will be performed by the Toasted Ponies.
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Pioneer Park and roads within the park will remain open throughout the event, and the Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center will be closed. Cyclists will ride on the roads and obey all traffic rules. All routes will have monitors present to ensure the correct turns are taken. Route information is available online. Vehicles can expect minor delays.
For more information about the event, contact the Nature Center at 402-441-7895 or visit lincoln.ne.gov (search: from prairie to prairie). For more information on the Prairie Corridor on Haines Branch project, visit PrairieCorridor.org.
For more information on Lincoln Parks and Recreation, visit parks.lincoln.ne.gov.