Pioneers Park Nature Center Prairie Run

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  • Adult 1 Mile or 5K Walk/Run (13 and over)
    All participants will receive a beanie or ear warmer gift and refreshments after the run

    Online registration is closed for this category.

  • Kids 1 Mile (12 and under)
    All participants will receive a beanie or ear warmer gift and refreshments after the run

    Online registration is closed for this category.

Prairie Run

Pick your distance on this untimed, recreational walk/run that will take you through the tallgrass prairie, up and over rolling hills, and along spring-fed ponds. The 1-mile course is a moderate route on mowed trails with some hills.The 5K option is a challenging, hilly course over uneven terrain. All participants will receive a beanie or ear warmer gift and refreshments after the run.


Registrations must be completed online.

Kids 1 Mile - Ages 12 & Under - $15.00
Adult - Ages 13 & Up - $25.00*

Registration fees are non-refundable. If you are unable to participate in the race, your registration fee will be used as a donation to the care of our prairie land management program and the animals that live there.

*Registrants can choose to run/walk the 1 mile loop or the 5K route.

Start Times

1 Mile - 9:00 AM
5K - 9:30 AM

Event Location

Pioneers Park Nature Center, 3201 S. Coddington Ave. Lincoln, NE. Entrances to Pioneers Park are located on the east and north ends of the park. The Nature Center is located on the west end of the park. Parking is available at the Nature Center. Look for signs as you wind through the park roads heading west.


Pioneers Park Nature Center:
School House
8:30 am – 8:50 am

Prairie Run Rules

"Rules on the Run" are principles of trail running etiquette that foster environmentally-sound and socially-responsible trail running.

Stay on the Trail
A well-marked trail already exists; they are not made on the day you head out for a run. Do not create new trails that increase footprints on the environment.

Run Over Obstacles
Run single file in the middle of the trail the best you can, even when laden with a fresh blanket of snow or muddy. Go through puddles and not around them as we do not want the trail widened or eroded. Use caution when going over obstacles and uneven ground.

Respect Animals
Do not disturb or harass wildlife. Please, no pets allowed at the Nature Center.

Be Friendly
Give an audible announcement that you are passing on the left. Be ready to yield to others that might be passing you on the trail.

We suggest that participants refrain from using Ipods/headphones in the race for safety reasons. A first aid station will be set up at the end of the race and volunteers will be around the course to assist you if needed.

Do not litter.
Pack out everything you started the race with. Recycle and trash bins will be scattered around the area.

There will be water available before and after the race. Refreshments will be offered following the race.

Inclement weather.
The race will be held in rain, sleet or snow. Only lightning will delay the race.


Proceeds from this event support the land management of the prairie. There are no refunds for this event, if it is cancelled due to weather or unforeseen conditions registration funds will be considered a donation.


For event related questions please click on the Contact the Organizers button on the left-hand side of this page.

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