Soccer 20-06-2021 09:49:00 NOW Athletic Communications
About 750 entrants, the second most for this event, took part in the annual Nebraska Football Road Race on Father’s Day morning. The event was presented by the Lincoln Track Club and all proceeds will go directly to pediatric brain cancer research at UNMC’s Buffet Cancer Center.
Members of the Cornhusker football team were on hand to show their support for the cause and cheer on the runners during both the 1-mile fun run and the main event’s 5k race. The leadership team for this year’s Road Race consisted of Adrian Martinez, Ryan Schommer, Austin Allen and Thomas Fidone.
“It’s not easy, but I know it’s better together,” Martinez said. “The Lincoln community is so special because you guys stand up for these kinds of causes and you know what it’s like to stand up for causes worth fighting for.”
This year’s Road Race honored Andy Hoffman, Jack’s father and the co-founder of the Team Jack Foundation. Hoffman’s wife, Bri, and children, Jack, Reese and Ava, attended the event and Ava ran the fastest female mile.
“He [Andy] I would be honored and honored to have everyone here today to support this event,” said Bri Hoffman. “Thank you all for coming, and you are really making a difference.”