Beyond the Halfsy weekend activities, we invite you to explore Lincoln and see why this Nebraska’s capital city is one of the nation’s best kept secrets. Whether you are a Nebraska native or out-of-state visitor, there’s always something for everyone.
We’ve lined up some comfortable race weekend digs for you. Book early to reserve your room.
Candlewood Suites located at 4100 Pioneer Woods Drive is the closest hotel to the Halfsy start line.
Stay tuned for booking info…
This is a running weekend, but there’s plenty of time to enjoy Lincoln’s nightlife, food scene, local breweries and friendly people. We look forward to seeing you!
Tour the State Capitol: The capitol building is the perfect place to begin your tour of Lincoln. The interior of this must-see-jewel tells Nebraska’s history through carvings, mosaics, paintings, sculpture, inscriptions and inlaid wood. capitol.org
Go for a Pre or Post Race Run in a Lincoln Park: With over 120 miles of trail and more parks per capita than any other U.S. city, it shouldn’t be hard to find a great place to sneak in a few extra miles before or after the Halfsy. Plan your own run at lincoln.ne.gov/city/parks
FOOD & DRINK
Thai: Blue Orchid
Delicious & Simple: Hub Cafe
Gourmet Burgers: Honest Abe’s Burgers & Freedom
Brunch: The Green Gateau
Vegetarians: Grateful Bread
Cookies: The Cookie Company
Ice Cream: Ivanna Cone
Rock Out to Some Live Music: Check out Nebraska bands, venues and a statewide music calendar at hearnebraska.org.
Explore the Haymarket: Lincoln’s Haymarket district is a renovated historical site filled with charming shops, art galleries, brick streets, top notch restaurants, lively nightlife and an old railway station. Don’t hold back! lincolnhaymarket.org