June 11, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Kearney runner Jamie Trenkle, 36, won the seventh Sandhills Marathon, run on the Brownlee Marathon south of Valentine in Cherry County. Runner-up the previous two years to Kearney native Kaci Lickteig, Trenkle became the first male runner to win the Sandhills Marathon since 2009. His time was 3 hours, 1 minute and 59 seconds on a course known for being challenging. Miguel Ordorica, 41, of Omaha finished runner-up with a time of 3:10:25. Women’s champion Jayci Zakaras, 28, of Omaha, finished eighth overall with a time of 3:28:08. Zakaras decided to switch from the … Read More
June 11, 2013
As we’ve said, you are about to run a race that will challenger your mental and physical toughness — even more than most marathons do! We’ll have aid stations with water and Gatorade — and gels later in the race — but the air in the Sand Hills is dry, the wind is known to blow, the sun to shine, and there ain’t a lot of shade. Come well hydrated, drink plenty as you run and please take heed for the other following precautions…Click here for more details.
Click here to view our photo gallery from … Read More
If you have family or friends joining you for the race, and they would like to be part of it all, we have plenty of important tasks they can help with!
- Bicyclists offer a huge safety boost
- Aid Station Attendants pass out drinks and gels
- Finish Line Crew are always needed to assist runners, pass out Finishers’ Prizes, help times and dole out food
There will be an important meeting for Volunteers near the beginning of the Spaghetti Feed. Please make every effort to be there. Let me know if you can’t.
If you’re interested in helping, please contact me … Read More
By Andy Pollock
It started several million years ago, when a natural dam burst, unleashing a torrent of waters that blasted through the cap rock of the Ash Hollow formation. Wasting no time, the waters cut a canyon like no other in Nebraska. Water from the spring that formed the massive (and now non-existent) lake composed a rippling stream that found a home in the new canyon. Centuries later the stream made a perfect habitat for trout.
The first time I saw the Snake River was 1996. I learned to fly fish there. Since then, I have caught (and released) … Read More
The Sandhills Marathon begins near the west end of the Brownlee Road, where it meets Highway 97, between Mullen and Valentine. The Road, a onelane blacktop, winds southeast through the Wamaduze Valley until it reaches the town of Brownlee (unincorporated), then runs east along the north bank of the North Loup River. The course finishes on Highway 83, between Thedford and Valentine.*
The Half Marathon will begin at the half-way point about the time the full marathoners are reaching that point. The courses are mainly flat with the road traveling through valleys between rolling Sandhills on either side. There are … Read More