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The Omaha Running Club has been supporting the Omaha running and walking communities since the early 1970’s. We are a non-profit community service organization with vast variety of race events, free fun-runs, training programs and community service opportunities.

Join us for the Heartland Marathon on September 24, 2017 and run in the 9th best running city in the USA according to Runners' World Magazine. The Heartland features something for everyone - a marathon, marathon relay, half marathon or 10K.   The Heartland Half Marathon will be the 2017 RRCA Nebraska State Championship Race!
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The Omaha Running Club is a non-profit organization that supports local running and walking. The ORC is a proud member of the Road Runner's Club of America.




Membership in the Omaha Running Club provides financial support for ORC activities including training clinics, local races, website, and RRCA dues.




Volunteering is a great way to give back to the community by supporting the Omaha Running Club events held throughout the year. Anyone can volunteer.


ORC Events

Date/Time Description
18:00 -19:00

Step Into Running Week 1

A beginning program for women. This 11-week running program offers training aids, runner's log and weekly Q&A sessions. Group support and encouragement helps participants increase their fitness levels & prepare for the Go Girl Run 5K on Labor Day. If you are a member of the Omaha Running Club or become an Omaha Running Club member the training is free. You can become an ORC member prior to the training or join on the day of training. COME PREPARED TO EXERCISE

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08:00 -11:00

The Nebraska Five (NE5)

Join us for a fabulous five miles through historic Elmwood Park, past the University of [...]
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07:00 -11:00

Beat the Heat 10K / 5K

Beat the Heat 10k is a point to point foot race on the scenic and [...]
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07:30 -11:00

Lake Wehrspann 10K / 2 Mile / Kids Run

10K – A picturesque route on the paved trail around the Lake. It will test a runner’s mettle with its many turns and occasional hills. 2 Mile – A moderately hilly out-and-back course across the dam. KIDS RUN (1K) – A relatively flat route along the trail for kids 12 & under.

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08:00 -11:00

Go Girl Run

20th Annual Go Girl Run includes Women's and Children's events. Labor Day, Monday, September 4th beginning [...]
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08:30 -12:00

Peak 2 Peak 10 Mile Run

The Peak 2 Peak 10 Mile Run returns to its unique point to point beginnings starting on the [...]
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07:00 -13:30


Our date for 2017 will be September 24.  Our courses will stay the same, see [...]
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19:00 -20:30

The Bones Run 5K

Come run a personal best like your life depends on it, along the moonlit trails [...]
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2017 ORC FREE Fun Runs



April Fools’ Fun Run

Date: Thursday, March 30, 2017

Location: Peak Performance, 78th and Cass

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

Cinco de Mayo Fun Run

Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017

Location: 24th and O Streets, Omaha

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

Independence Day Fun Run

Date: Thursday, June 29, 2017

Location: Field Club Trail , Omaha; 39th & Marcy Sts.

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

Octoberfest Fun Run

Date: Wednesday, October 12, 2017

Location: Prairie Queen Recreation Area - Boat Ramp, 132nd St. & Cornhusker Rd, Papillion

Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting Fun Run

Date: Sunday, November 19, 2017

Location: Lake Wehrspann Visitor Center, 144th St. & Giles Rd.

Start Time: 12:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Fun Run

Date: Thursday, November 23, 2017

Location: Lake Zorinsky Boat Ramp, 156th & F Sts.

Start Time: 9:00 a.m.

Holiday Lights Fun Run

Date: Sunday, December 10, 2017

Location: 10th and Harney

Start Time: 6:00 PM

Presidents’ Day Fun Run

Date: Monday, February 20, 2017

Location:  Peak Performance Store, 3606 N 156th St. (Hy Vee Shopping Plaza)

Start Time:  6:00 p.m.

Note: Times and dates are subject to change. Check the ORC website to verify times and dates.