Trek up the Tower 2011 logoscan0005February 26, 2011 – It was another early AM wake up and arrival at the First National Bank Tower in Omaha Nebraska for the 5th Annual Trek up the Tower vertical stair race.  Strait up 40 flights of stairs, it’s not just a physical challenge, but a huge mental one as well.  I was able to record most of it with some audio and video coverage over at

2011-02-26 07.41.06I ran this year’s race with Jamie Eikmeier pushing me up the stairs (I now recommend you do the race with a training partner) and finished 10 seconds faster than last year.  We made an attempt to shoot some video while heading up the stairs but the recording failed.  I think that might have slowed me down a bit.  Maybe my sub 7 will come next year?

Gallup fielded over 60 people for this race.  Congratulations to Ryan Wolf and Jamie Eikmeier for getting another record turn out from the Omaha Campus! 

trek results

Upcoming Events

Just to get you thinking about what is ahead, here are some of the upcoming events on the 2011 schedule.

March 6 1st Annual Frozen Burrito Race – New for 2011
March 12 Leprechaun Chase – St Patty’s Day 10K – 2nd Year
March 26 State Farm 10 Mile, Lincoln NE
April 2 5th Annual Ni-Bthaska-K Trail Run – 12 K & 4 mile
April 16 Eagle Fun Run – 3rd Annual, Eagle NE
May 1 Lincoln Marathon & Half Marathon
May 8 Offutt Runway Run, Bellevue NE
May 15 Papillion Half Marathon and 10K
June 12 Garden of the Gods 10 Mile Run – Colorado Springs
June 18 Mt. Evans Ascent
July 10

Summer Roundup Trail Run 12K – Colorado Springs

August 20-21 Pikes Peak Ascent
September 25 Omaha Marathon