Happy Thanksgiving, Upcoming Events and 2023 Wrap up!

November 23, 2023

Happy Thanksgiving from Team USATF Nebraska, we wish you and your family a blessed day! 

It is Hard to believe this year is winding down. 

The past 12 months have been very busy and full of growth for USATF Nebraska. From our Junior Olympic Track & Field Championships in June to the Nebraska XC Festival and Championships in November, we have had record attendance and steady membership growth. We plan to build on this success in 2024. Thank you all for helping our sport and organization grow! 

Breaking News:

The Nebraska Track and Field Junior Olympics will be returning to Gretna High School, running from June 11th to 15th, with Throws and Steeple at the University of Nebraska Track complex in Lincoln.  We will be adding the Open and Masters Track and Field Championships to this meet, stay tuned for more details. If you know any post collegiate, Open or Master Track Athletes, let them know and have them save the date. 

The USATF Nebraska Awards Banquet will be held in late February or early March, watch your emai for details.

The Nebraska XC Festival and Championships will be held on November 3rd, 2024. We are working on some awesome additions to this event, we can’t wait to share them! 

Upcoming Events:

USATF National Cross Country Junior Olympics, December 9th in Louisville, Kentucky – Learn more at https://usatf.org/events/2023/2023-usatf-national-junior-olympic-cross-country-c

The 402 XC Club and USATF Nebraska will once again be providing a tent and refreshments for Nebraska Athletes and Coaches, at the XC National JO’s, so please stop over, say hello and get a picture. 

USATF National Club Cross Championship, December 9th, 2023 in Tallahassee, Florida. Learn more at https://usatf.org/events/2023/2023-usatf-national-club-cross-country-championsh

2024 Winter Fitness Series hosted by the 402 XC & Track Club 

All 3 races will be at Two River State Park and 100 percent of proceeds go to support Long Distance Running in Nebraska. (We raised $1300 last year that went to Open/Master competitors, and travel scholarships for athletes)

Kick of 2024 with USATF Nebraska and join us for the Rust Buster 5k on New Years Day (1/1/2024) 

You can learn more and register at – https://www.active.com/waterloo-ne/running/distance-running-races/rust-buster-5k-on-new-years-day-2024

Full Wolf Moon 5k (1/13/2024) 

You can register at – https://www.active.com/waterloo-ne/running/distance-running-races/full-wolf-moon-5k-2024

Valentine’s Day 5K (2/10/2024) 

You can register at https://www.active.com/waterloo-ne/running/distance-running-races/valentines-day-5k-2024

Nebraska Indoor Track Series at Concordia University 

2023-24 Meet Info

Website – https://www.cune.edu/athletics/teams/track-and-field/nebraska-championship-series

Final entries are due the Thursday before each meet at 11:59 PM.

MEET SCHEDULE (PDF) – will be available at a later date​​​​

The Nebraska Indoor Track & Field Championship Series is a series of four open track and field meets for athletes in grades 9-12. Dates for these meets are as follows:

MEET 1: Sunday, December 10, 2023, 3-5 PM | *Registration starting November 1, 2023*

MEET 2: Sunday, January 21, 2024, 3-5 PM | *Registration starting November 1, 2023*

MEET 3: Sunday, January 28, 2024, 3-5 PM | *Registration starting November 1, 2023*

CHAMPIONSHIP MEET: Sunday, February 11, 2024, 3-5 PM 

We hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving week!