RATO Nebraska

July 21, 2024

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Chalco Hills Recreation Area
8901 S 154th St
Omaha, NE 68138
July 21, 2024
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
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Event Details

July 21, 2024
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 2024 Race Against the Odds Nebraska 5K in honor of Madelyn Shumaker, Jimmy Moran, Anjalie Bartee, Taylor Lech, and Stella Mcconnell.

Schedule of Events
8:00 AM – On-site registration and packet pick-up
9:00 AM– 5K Run/Walk begins

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 7/2 at 12pm 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.

Fundraise for this event

Fundraisers will be competing to raise the most money for pediatric cancer research through The Cure Starts Now.

Creating a fundraiser does not register you for the race; to register to participate in the race please click here.

Start Fundraising

Earn Prizes for fundraising!

If your fundraiser reaches any of the below goals, the creator of the fundraiser will receive these prizes! Any fundraisers that reach a goal of $5,000 or more will be contacted by a staff member to discuss additional incentives.

Fundraising prizes must be picked up the day of the event unless you sign up for virtual registration. Levels are cumulative up to one of each item for each tier raised. We reserve the right to make substitutions based on item availability. For more sweet merch to show off your support be sure to visit the merchandise tent on race day!


Why We Fight

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!

Jimmy Moran was a special kid.  He loved to make people laugh.  He always had a smile on his face.  He loved to make up games, draw, play baseball, he was a black belt, loved to play with his dog, and was the best son, brother, grandson, nephew, cousin, and friend. Jimmy made a to-do list during one of his hospital stays.  One of the items on his list was “Be happy for no reason”.   He lived that every day, up until he went to heaven on September 2, 2022.   As hard as it is, we try to live by Jimmy’s words and find our own happiness.  Right now, the best way we know how to do that is by working towards our goal of finding a cure for DIPG.

Our Nebraska Community Warriors

Anjalie Taylor Stella

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