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NSC Events and Operations


LINCOLN (May 1, 2020)

Here’s the latest from the NSC…

Six very talented finalists have been chosen for the Cornhusker State Games National Anthem Contest. Voting begins Monday, May 4 on the CSG Facebook Page to determine the overall winner.

The Cornhusker State Games Torch Run will be a virtual event this year, beginning June 1. Runners can register to run a mile in their home county and post a photo or video to be eligible for daily and overall prizes.

Tuesday, May 5th, is Giving Tuesday Now, and you can help us—and/or any number of great local organizations–with a donation of any size, which earns matching support.  Click HERE to donate today!

Our Golf For Gold Scramble is still on for June 8, but we’ve scheduled a back-up date–September 21–just in case.

The LiveWell Challenge continues to grow and thrive, motivating Nebraskans to walk, bike, run and log miles in pursuit of good health, virtual badges and some big prizes from our sponsors. Go to to register and take advantage of this free and fun fitness opportunity.

The 36th annual Cornhusker State Games, July 11-26, are still on as scheduled, but we continue to work out contingency plans should the current directed health measures not be lifted for July.

The Mud Run, Aug. 15 at Lancaster Event Center and Pumpkin Run (TBA) are also on as scheduled.  Stay tuned to the Nebraska Sports Council homepage to register and for updates.

We will make changes as required for the health and safety of all, and we will communicate any changes via email and our social media accounts. Our office is still closed, but staff and interns are working remotely and eager to answer your questions at

We are grateful for your support of the Nebraska Sports Council, and we appreciate your adherence to the recommendations of our nation, state and local wellness leaders. Thanks especially to all healthcare workers, first responders and essential-services workers!


Dave Mlnarik
Executive Director – Nebraska Sports Council


July 19, 2019 - Nebraska Wesleyan tracksters Kaylee and Elizabeth Jones, team members on seven national championships in the 1600 meter relay over their college careers, were introduced Friday night as the 2019 Cornhusker State Games (CSG) Mystery Torchlighters.  Read more...

June 7, 2019 - The Nebraska Sports Council has named the winners in its Month of May Challenge, as all participants with over 30 miles of activity in May were entered into a drawing for the prize. Read more...

June 3, 2019 - The Cornhusker State Games Torch Run continues this weekend in western Nebraska with the second and third legs of this year’s state-wide tour. Read more...

May 2, 2019 - The 2nd annual Nebraska Corporate Games concluded Wednesday with trivia challenge victories for Morrow Collision and Zoetis, but it was Zillow and Scheels of Lincoln who took home top overall company honors in their respective divisions.  Read more...

April 16, 2019 - The 2nd annual Nebraska Corporate Games are set for April 22 – May 1 with 26 companies competing in 11 sports.  The schedule is as follows:  Read more...