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Market To Market Jogs Into Lincoln

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By: Jenn Hatcher

The Market to Market relay is the largest day–long running relay in the nation.

This year, there were more than 4,000 participants.

The 78 mile relay starts in the Omaha Old Market and ends in the Lincoln Haymarket.

This is the sixth year for the event, the Market to Market run has become an annual affair for Nebraska's two largest cities.

Here's how the relay works:

There's seven people per team, each runner runs two to four times throughout the day.

Each leg of the race is between two and six miles.

And at the end, everyone finishes the race together.

"I think the comradery of getting together with a team and then everybody just encouraging each other, spending a beautiful fall day outside together and I think the comradery is probably my favorite part of it," says runner Emilie Kluth. 

There are some individual options for the race.

"The idea of stopping and starting and sitting in a car doesn't appeal to me," says Plattsmouth Cross Country coach, Todd Nott.

For the second year in a row, Nott ran a 50k from Elmwood, he placed third and improved his time by 30 minutes.

Nott says, "Place doesn't matter as much as improvement and that was fun."

At the end of the race, medals were handed out, food was available and so were massages.

"It was just kind of a cool thing to have where every bodies meeting at their next spot and every bodies going on another run, it was a neat use of a day," says David Ernesti, runner. 




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