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BENSON – The Indie, north Omaha’s premier road race, will celebrate its fifth birthday Sunday, July 28, in conjunction with Benson Days 2019. The event, hosted by the Benson Neighborhood Association, is presented by 1912.

Registration is now open for the 10K and 5K races, considered to be among the region’s most challenging courses due to the Benson neighborhood’s hilly terrain. “We call them the Benson Alps, and we’re challenging all of the region’s runners to come and scale them this summer,” said Ryan Morrissey, The Indie’s 2019 race director.

Early bird pricing, in effect through May 1, is $25 per solo artist (individual runner) and $20 per band (team) member. A band (team) is 5 or more members.

Activities will get under way at 8:00am July 28 at race headquarters, located at 6201 Maple Street in beautiful downtown Benson. New this year is birthday cake at the finish line, a pet parade, pre-race training runs, a contest to design the official race T and new sponsorship options. Watch for details soon.

Back by popular demand are:

  • Gold records for the overall male and female 10K and 5K race winners
  • The official mascot
  • The after party high above Benson on 1912’s fabulous rooftop deck

For more information, contact The Indie at 402.681.1901 or info@theindieomaha.org.