Some rain Sunday morning didn't stop thousands from hitting the pavement at the 33rd annual Corporate Cup Run in Omaha. While many participate year after year, what was new this year was the course.
Hours before the 10K race and two-mile walk was set to begin it was pouring rain, making things difficult for organizers trying to set up, but luckily by the time people were off and running the rain stopped.
Megan Hayward said, "It didn't rain at all, so it was perfect weather. It was nice and cool, but not too cold, so it was good." Hayward has been running the Corporate Cup with her family for the last five years, so she remembers the course in downtown Omaha, but this year things were different.
The course was in the area of Aksarben Village. "We really liked it," said Hayward. "We liked the hills and the bouncing up and down and just the scenery around us. It was good."
Most runners we talked to had a similar opinion. "I thought the course was awesome," said Janet Shulenberger. "I thought they did a great job, it was well marked and I thought it was pretty."
Also new, a partnership with restaurants in the area, so participants could enjoy food after the run along with entertainment. For many people it was a great event and the best thing, they raised money to help fight lung disease. "Just hanging out with friends and having a good time, doing it for the community and a good cause," said James Chohrach.
WOWT is a proud sponsor of the Corporate Cup Run. Organizers expect the run to take place around Aksarben Village again next year.