Homestead Running Club to ‘Plow the Prairie’

October 12, 2018

"Plow the Prairie" participants run on the tall grass trails at Homestead National Monument in 2017. The annual run/walk is this Saturday, with registration starting at 7:30 a.m. at the Education Center.

Homestead Running Club is hosting its eighth annual “Plow the Prairie” trail run on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Homestead National Monument.

Participants will get the chance to run or walk Homestead’s tall grass trails in either a 1-mile, 5K or 10K race. Registration starts at 7:30 a.m. near the Education Center with the 1-mile race beginning at 8:45 a.m., followed by the 5k and 10k around 9.

“It’s kind of a hidden gem,” said race coordinator Julie Feist about the tall grass trails. “You’re not just running through a town.”

Feist said the race generally draws 80-100 runners, including some from Lincoln and Kansas.

“Spectators can walk around and see the sights,” said Feist. “We try to make it really family friendly.”

Entrants receive a soft-blend race T-shirt and post-race refreshments. Colleen’s Catering will also cater food.

Those interested can register beforehand either by emailing the Homestead Running Club or contacting Feist. Participants can also register online at http://getmeregistered.com/PTPTrailRun. Entrants can either run or walk in any of the events.

The 1-mile race has a $15 registration fee and the 5k or 10k is $25. A $5 dollar late fee has been waived to encourage more runners.

Homestead Running Club organizes the annual event, partnering with Homestead National Monument and Anytime Fitness.

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