Thousands turned up at Seacrest Field Sunday morning to run 13.1 miles across town in brisk temperatures for Lincoln’s sixth annual Good Life Halfsy.
Participants’ reasons for running were varied. 44-year-old Zach Church, told KLIN News he ran simply to put himself to the test.
“I’m very competitive,” said Church, “so I’m big into pushing myself into the brink of, we’ll say insanity?”
Others, like 15-year-old Aiden, who runs track for Lincoln East, just thought it would be good training.
39-year-old Jennifer Yllescas said she was running for someone special.
“I’m running it for my brother who passed away in Afghanistan back in 2008,” said Yilescas, who then pointed out a gold-star pin fitted to her outfit. “I’m running with him.”
The half-marathon sold out again this year with 6,500 people registering to run.
(Photo by William Padmore- KLIN News)