The comprehensive race guide will answer many of your race weekend and race day questions. You will receive a digital copy in your pre-race emails.

When is the 2019 Early Bird Run?

The second annual Early Bird 10 Mile Run will be on April 6, 2019. Join us to ‘Earn Your Worm’!

What time does the race start?

The Early Bird will begin at 7:30 AM. After all, you know what they say about the Early Bird…

What is the minimum pace and time limit?

City permits limit the race time to a 3.5-hour time limit. The course will be closed at a 20:00 minute per mile pace and the finish line will remain open until 11:00 a.m. (assuming last runners start at 7:40 a.m.). No race services, including medical, aid stations or traffic control are available beyond this pace. Athletes must cross the finish line by 11:00 a.m. in order to be considered official finishers.

Is there a Packet Pickup & Run Expo?

Please join us for our Early Packet Pickup on Thursday, April 4th, 2019. 

Nebraska Medicine
Lauritzen Outpatient Center
4014 Leavenworth Street
Omaha, NE 68105
4pm – 8pm

Please note, Packet Pickup will also be available at the start line on race day for those runners that cannot attend make it to Early Packet Pickup. If you must pick up your packet on race day, be sure to arrive at least 1 hour prior to race time to give yourself plenty of time to park, pick up your packet and get to the start line.

Race packets will not be mailed.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

What am I getting for my entry fee?

Besides completing one of the coolest 10 Mile runs around, each runner will receive an official Early Bird long sleeve shirt, a custom finisher’s medal #EarnYourWorm, chip timed results, free professional race photos, brunch, mimosas, coffee and 10+ motivation stations on the course! Shake a leg and get registered!

Is there a minimum age requirement for the run?

You must be 8 years of age on race day to take part in the Early Bird Run. A parent or guardian must sign the waiver at packet pickup on your behalf if you are 19 or younger.

How do I get my results?

Online results will be posted to immediately following the event. You’ll also get a post-race email with links to results, photos and more!

How many runners will there be? Is there a cap?

The Early Bird Run will play host to 2,000 runners, making the event one of the largest running events in Omaha. Get the Lead Out, this event will sell out extremely fast!

Can I run with a baby stroller or my pet?

Make this a part of your training plan, but not a part of race day. Strollers and pets are not allowed due to safety considerations as well as a narrow course in certain areas.

Where can I find Athletes with Disabilities information?

Check out our Athletes with Disabilities (AWD) page.

Do you offer refunds? Can I transfer or sell my race bib?

By registering for the Early Bird, you are accepting the risk of losing your registration fee in the event that you are unable to participate due to unforeseen time conflict, injury, illness, weather related event cancellation or any other circumstance or event cancellation. Visit!/register for more detailed registration policy information.Thanks for understanding and please consider thoughtfully before registering!


Where can I find a route map?

You can check out the route map in all its glory here! The route is subject to minor changes, but this should give you a good idea of the fun you will encounter along the way.

Where is the start line? Where is the start line parking?

Rise & Shine! The start and finish will be located inside Walnut Grove Park located at 15050 Q St, Omaha, NE 68137. No Parking will be available in the park. All runners will park in designated runner parking areas at Millard South High School. Please follow the instruction of our awesome volunteers when parking and safely crossing Q St. More information can be found in our parking map.

Will there be a gear check?

Yes! Gear check will be available at the start/finish line. Your items will be securely stored at Walnut Grove while you #EarnYourWorm. You must have your race bib to claim your race bag. More information can be found in our start map.

What streets will be closed in Omaha?

The course will close one lane of Westbound Q St and both lanes of 156th St starting at 7 AM.

Will you have aid stations, medical assistance, water and toilets on the course?

Yes, yes, yes and yes–all of the above. We are committed to all of your early morning bodily needs and functions! We are also committed to providing one of them most exciting 10 mile runs you have ever seen with plenty of motivation stations along the route. For exact locations, check out the course map.

Can I wear headphones or rock out with my iPod?

We encourage everyone to leave their music at home and live in the moment. There will be so much to see and hear, you won’t want to miss out, plus it’s safer for everyone if we have our ears open. If you must run with music, please keep the volume low or run with Safe Speakers.

Where can my adoring fans watch?

As your runners make their way to morning glory, fandom is strongly encouraged along the whole route, but the party will be swinging the loudest and proudest at one of the designated Cheer Stations. This is where all the action will be and where friends and family can most easily access their route that loops Lake Zorinsky. Exact Cheer Station locations are shown on our interactive map and will also be displayed in our race guide. All fans are encouraged to join their runners just beyond the finish line for brunch at the finish festival. Fans wishing to eat brunch with their runners are encouraged to purchase Spectator Food Tickets ahead of time as these will NOT be available on race day!


I was not able to run, can you mail me my packet?

We can ship you your packet, shirt, runner gift or pre-ordered items upon request, but you must cover the cost of shipping.

I was not able to exchange my shirt on race day, can I exchange via mail?

We can exchange your shirt upon request, but you must cover the cost of shipping.

Where will race photos be posted?

Course and photo booth photos will be sent via email, posted to Facebook and will also live here.

How do I get my award?

Award winners should plan to attend the award ceremony following the race. If you do not attend the award ceremony, your gift certificate will be mailed to you. Awards can be shipped upon request, but you must cover the cost of shipping.


Still have questions?

Go to the contact page and ask away.