August 7, 2021
Chalco Hill Recreation Area
8901 S 154th St
Omaha, NE 68138
The main entrance for Chalco Hills is on South 154th Ave, going south from Giles Street. Parking is near the main entrance. Registration will be at the Natural Resources Center.
We are so excited for you to join us for the 2021 Race Against the Odds Nebraska 5K on August 7, 2021 in honor of Madelyn Shumaker.
The Nebraska Chapter of The Cure Starts Now was formed in memory of Madelyn Shumaker. Madelyn will be forever 8 years old to us. She was diagnosed with DIPG on January 26, 2015 and she earned her wings in December 2015. Maddie had the warmest heart and a deep soul. We witnessed her compassion grow as she got to know many children battling cancer. Even with her extensive interests, her family remained the center of her world. Despite her young age, she understood the concept of heaven and was prepared for it. Her greatest loves, after her family, were Pandas, her friends at Brownell-Talbot, her cat, Titan and her fish, Rosie. Maddie will remain an inspiration to all who have been touched by her. Raising money for pediatric brain cancer research as part of Race Against The Odds makes a difference for other kids in honor of Maddie. Thanks for helping us celebrate her life!
Schedule of Events
8:00 AM – On-site registration and packet pick-up
9:00 AM– 5K Run/Walk begins
Registration - Deadline August 6, 2021
Adults (ages 11+) $30
Virtual Walker $30
Youth (ages 6-10) $15
Children ages 5 and under FREE
Prices include a race t-shirt (t-shirt Not Guaranteed if registering past 7/25 at 11:59pm EST), light snack, drink and finisher's gift. Not included for children ages 5 and under. Day-of registration is available but t-shirts are not guaranteed on race day.
Packet Pickup will be on race day.
Download the event flyer here.
Fundraisers will be competing to raise the most money for pediatric cancer research through The Cure Starts Now in memory of Madelyn Shumaker. Creating a fundraiser does not register you for the race; to register to participate in the race please click here.