Marathon begins new era with two days of race events

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Friday, September 20, 2013 12:00 am

Rachel Benzoni is used to running alone, but this weekend during the Omaha Marathon the 25-year-old will be one of roughly 4,200 runners racing through the city.

The event’s new owners estimate that nearly five times as many people will participate in three years. Race director Mark Wilson said organizers hope to attract 20,000 runners in 2016, which would eclipse the Lincoln Marathon as the state’s most popular long-distance event.

Subscription Required

An online service is needed to view this article in its entirety. You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Login

You must login to view the full content on this page.

Thank you for reading and relying on Omaha.com for your news and information. You have now viewed your 30 day allowance of 15 free Omaha.com articles. If you are an Omaha World-Herald Subscriber please click here. If you are not an Omaha World-Herald Subscriber and would like to have Unlimited access to all Digital Products please click here. If you have any questions or need further information please call 402-346-3363 or 1-800-234-6942 or email customer.service@owh.com You need an online service to view this article in its entirety.

Login

Copyright ©2014 Omaha World-Herald. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, displayed or redistributed for any purpose without permission from the Omaha World-Herald. To purchase rights to republish this article, please contact The World-Herald Store.

VIDEO »

Tom Shatel »

Mad Chatter »

On Twitter »

loading...

SPOTLIGHT »


World-Herald Alerts

Want to get World-Herald stories sent directly to your home or work computer? Sign up for Omaha.com's News Alerts and you will receive e-mails with the day's top stories.