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Runners make the left-field turn at the Road to Omaha Run. The race, in its ninth year, starts and finishes at Lewis & Clark Landing. It includes a lap through TD Ameritrade Park.

Head to the ballgame.

Buy some peanuts and Cracker Jacks.

And then take a lap on the warning track.

Baseball fans can tackle a lap inside TD Ameritrade Park — and some downtown Omaha streets — during the ninth annual Road to Omaha Run.

Organizers expect about 800 runners and walkers at the 5K on June 23. No games are played that day.

“We want to make sure people are continuing to think about the event, even on our off days,” said Kathryn Morrissey, executive director of College World Series of Omaha Inc. “It’s an activity family and friends can do together, just like the series itself.”

The 3.1-mile run starts and finishes at Lewis & Clark Landing. Inside TD Ameritrade Park, participants will run on the ballpark’s warning track and see themselves on the big screen.

The event sees a mix of local runners and out-of-town guests.

Being on the field is a rarely offered opportunity, Morrissey said. And many runners slow down to take photos of themselves on the big screen.

“It provides an intimate view of the field,” she said. “I think they really value what the student-athlete does on the field much more.”

Proceeds from the race benefit the Omaha Parks Foundation.

Online registration is open at on.ncaa.com/2YISBbi. Race-day registration also is available. Cost is $30 for adults and $25 for those 18 and younger.

Winners will receive tickets to a championship series game. Additional prizes will be awarded.

Kelsey covers health and fitness for The World-Herald. Follow her on Twitter @kels2. Phone: 402-444-3100.

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