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Registration for the Good Life Halfsy opens today

Ready to join 6,000 running buddies on a festive fall jaunt through Lincoln?

Registration opens at 10 a.m. today for what’s expected to be the largest running event in Nebraska this year: the Good Life Halfsy.

The annual half-marathon, scheduled for an 8:30 a.m. start Oct. 27, has sold out every year since its inception. Last year’s event, which marked the race’s 10th year, produced its largest showing yet with more than 6,000 participants.

This year, race organizers hope to capitalize on that momentum and again are making more than 6,000 race bibs available, said Jared Bakewell, marketing director for Pink Gorilla Events. The Halfsy is presented by The Mercato at Certified Piedmontese.

They’re also bringing back just-for-fun team options with prizes. Teams with five members will have their team name printed on their race bibs. Teams of 10 or more will receive a $5 refund on each member’s registration fee. Those with 15 or more will get specialized water bottles, and those with 20 or more each get Smasher Gear socks. Teams with 25 or more each will receive $25 gift cards for the Halfsy online store.

The course will be the same as in past years, starting at Seacrest Field near 70th and A streets and heading west and north to the Haymarket finish line. The course takes runners past Lincoln landmarks such as Holmes Lake, the Sunken Gardens, the state Capitol and downtown stadiums.

Incentives such as hoodies and sunglasses will be offered to runners who sign up for the Good Life Halfsy by Monday.

Registration starts at $94 and increases as race day approaches.