Campus road race to benefit pediatric brain cancer

Registration is open for the inaugural Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes Road Race. Organized by the Lincoln Track Club, the event is 8 a.m., July 21. All proceeds benefit pediatric brain cancer research.

The event includes a one-mile fun run and a five-kilometer race. Registration is $20 for the fun run and $30 for the 5K. All participants will receive a T-shirt and Uplifting Athletes wrist bracelet. Times will be recorded by the Lincoln Track Club. No prizes will be awarded.

The registration deadline is midnight July 16. No race-day registrations will be accepted.

The races will start near the 501 Building, near the Stadium Drive loop.

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Nebraska Football Uplifting Athletes is a recognized student organization at UNL and is one of 21 chapters nationally. Each chapter has selected a rare disease to create awareness and raise research funds. The Nebraska football team chose pediatric brain cancer, based on the mentoring relationship between Husker running back Rex Burkhead (now with the Cincinnati Bengals), and Jack Hoffman, a 7-year-old with pediatric brain cancer.