lincoln marathon 2015

Runners finish the Lincoln National Guard Marathon at Memorial Stadium on May 3, 2015, in Lincoln. Runners had the option of running a full- or half-marathon through downtown and residential areas of Lincoln. 

Lincoln Marathon organizers decided to lower the cap on the annual race.

The race, set for May 5, will have a cap of 12,000 runners. Initially, race director Nancy Sutton told The World-Herald the marathon would accommodate a field of 13,500 runners, but later said she misspoke.

“We felt like this was a better number for our course,” Sutton said.

Last year’s race was capped at 13,500. About 12,800 registered.

Sutton said the switch should also help to get runners through the starting gate within 30 minutes of the start. Last year, it took 43 minutes for all runners to be on the course.

So far, more than 7,000 runners are registered. The cost to run the full marathon is $80. The half marathon is $60.

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