NU sports communications
About 750 participants, the second for this event, took part in the annual Nebraska Road Football Race on Father’s Day morning. The event was presented by the Lincoln Track Club and all proceeds will go directly to pediatric brain cancer research at the Buffet Cancer Center at UNMC.
Members of the Cornhusker football team were on hand to show their support for the cause and cheer on the runners in the fun one-mile run and the main 5-mile run. The management team for this year’s road race included Adrien martinez, Ryan schommer, Austin allen and Thomas Fidone.
“It’s not easy, but I know it’s better together,” Martinez said. “The Lincoln community is so special because you champion causes like this and you know what it’s like to champion causes worth fighting for.”
This year’s road race paid tribute to Andy Hoffman, Jack’s father and co-founder of the Team Jack Foundation. Hoffman’s wife Bri and children Jack, Reese and Ava attended the event with Ava running the fastest women’s mile.
“He [Andy] would be humbled and honored if everyone were here today to support this event, ”said Bri Hoffman. “Thank you all for coming, and you are really making a difference.