Baseball fans spent Sunday morning participating in a 5K run/walk through the grounds of the College World Series.

The baseball-themed Road to Omaha Run started at Lewis & Clark Landing and continued with scenic views along the Missouri River, downtown Omaha, TD Ameritrade Park, Gene Leahy Mall and Heartland of America Park.

As runners and walkers made a lap around TD Ameritrade Park, they got to see themselves on the big video board.

David Flemming of Omaha has been attending the CWS since he was a kid, but this year he decided to participate in the run, too.

“It’s exciting to be able to witness everybody coming together for the CWS,” Flemming said. “This is a great way for fans and visitors to connect with the series. You get such a rush from being on the field.”

Participants were able to get a sense of what players experience.

“It’s kind of surreal to see your face on the big screen,” Flemming said. “I’m looking forward to the final between Arizona and (Coastal) Carolina. I’m not sure who is going to win, but I’m definitely rooting for Arizona.”

Male and female winners in the overall, 18 and younger, and 40 and older categories received two tickets to game two of the finals. Remaining age group winners received CWS mementos.

All proceeds from the event benefit the Omaha Parks Foundation.

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