Bob Lauterbach Memorial Columbus Downtown Runaround

Friday, August 12, 2022 - Saturday, August 13, 2022 in Columbus, NE at Glurs Tavern, 2301 11th Street

  • 2.1 Mile on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 8:05 AM

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  • 5 Mile on Saturday, August 13, 2022 at 8:00 AM

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Friday, August 12:
Junior Runaround at 7pm
Downtown Columbus
Starting Location is 27th Ave and 13th St (southwest corner of Frankfort Square)
Entries will be accepted at the race. No Entry fee. Must be 12 or under.
Prizes and refreshments for all finishers. Plus door prize drawings. Optional T-shirts $8.00

Saturday, August 13:
8:00 AM: 5 Mile Race
8:05 AM: 2.1 Mile Race

Glurs Tavern
2301 11th Street
Columbus, NE

Race Numbers

Anyone without a race number visibly displayed at any time before and during the race will be asked/required to leave the race.

Packet Pick Up

Race packets and t-shirts will be available on Packet Pick up - Friday, August 12th at the Y, 8am - 5pm

Race day packet pick up will be at the start line from 6:30-7:30 AM.

Entry Fee


Junior Runaround:
Entries will be accepted at the race. No Entry fee. Must be 12 or under.


Runners who have finished at least ten races (either or both distances) since the beginning of the Downtown Runaround will be eligible for special prizes.


All entrants will receive a "Bob L Downtown Runaround Columbus" T-shirt (100% cotton).

Deadline for shirts is Aug 9th at 11:59pm

Prizes and Awards

Join us after the race for our award ceremony at Glurs Tavern (pizza and beverages for race participants ONLY).

Columbus Bucks of $100, $75, and $50 will be given to the first, second, and third place male and female winners of the 5 mile event.

The top male and female 5 mile masters finisher (40 and over) will each receive $50 in Columbus Bucks.

Top three overall winners are not eligible for age category medals. The top three male and female finishers in each age group below will receive awards. No duplication of awards.

After one hour, race times are not recorded. All entrants are eligible for prize drawings.

5K Mile Men and Women: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-69, 70 and over

2 Mile Men and Women: 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 and over

If you win and break the 5 Mile course record, you will receive $250 in cash!

Course Records:
Women: Amber Anderson - 27:39 (1996)
Men: Joe Metcalf - 24:31 (1998)

Alumni XC Runners

Alumni XC Runners!

If you ran cross country and attended any of the three high schools in Columbus,
Columbus High, Lakeview or Scotus Central Catholic,
check the appropriate box on the registration form. The Alum (male & female) with
the fastest time in the 5 mile run will each receive $50 in Columbus Bucks.


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