Get Prepared

Team Documents

Race Day Guide

Your team will receive printed copies of the Race Day Guide at Packet Pickup.

Rule Book

This is the mother lode. From the essential to the obscure, the Rule Book contains everything you need to know about the Market to Market Relay. All teams are to download a copy for their team vehicle.

Race Brief

This is your at-a-glance overview of the most important information in preparing for race day. Of course, the Race Guide and Rule Book reign supreme, but this is a great primer for all teammates to look over race week.

Packet Pickup

Advanced Pickup Details

Thursday September 19, 2024
Lincoln | 3 PM – 7 PM
Friday September 20, 2024
Omaha | 3 PM – 7 PM

Race Day Pickup

Saturday, September 28, 2024 (Start Line Location Address)

Start Line | Starting at 4:30 AM


Relay Training Plans

Pick the plan best for you, and share with your teammates!
Special thanks to OrthoNebraska Optimum Stride for creating these plans.


Get your creative juices flowing and go for the glory of winning one of the team contests. Go epic with your costumes, trick out your team vehicle and then pull it all together with a catchy team name. Be the team that everyone remembers!

Best Team Costume Contest

The key to victory is wearing your costume all day long. The more elaborate and ridiculous the better!

Best Decorated Vehicle

To win, you’ll want your vehicle to stand out in a crowd. Pro tip: Theme your vehicle with your costumes for an unstoppable combination! Remember to upload a picture of your vehicle to Instagram using the #m2mrelaybestvan hashtag.

Best Team Name

It’s up to your peers. The wackier and more creative, the better!

Contest rules are outlined in the Race Day Guide. Winners get a prize pack and an automatic invitation into next year’s race.


1. How it Works

The Market to Market® Relay Nebraska is a team running relay from the Omaha Metro to Lincoln, covering around 75 miles over several stages on a scenic and varied course. Join 6, 7, or 8 of your closest pals, hop in a van, run, rest and repeat. The course follows trails, paved streets and gravel back roads through a diverse and scenic slice of Nebraska. Combine the running with outrageous costumes, memorable van rides, and a lively Post-Race Shindig & Expo in downtown Lincoln and it all adds up to 1 unforgettable day

2. Team Size

Choose to run with a 6, 7 or 8-person team. Go to the My Team page to invite teammates to your team.

3. Distance

Each runner completes 2-3 legs of varying difficulty. Most legs range from 3 to 6 miles, so most runners average between 9 to 15 total miles for the day. You got this!

4. Vehicles

All teams are allowed 1 vehicle per team. Most teams go with a van, mini-van or SUV. Get creative and win the Best Decorated Vehicle contest! 

    5. Captains

    Team captains are superheroes in disguise! Captains register, assemble and manage their team, and make sure everyone gets all the essential race details. Be one!

    6. Already Registered?

    If your team is already registered, captains can manage their team and runners can join or edit their profile by logging into the Roster Tool.

    Teammate? How Do I Join A Team? If your team captain has already started a team. The easiest way to join a team is to go to the My Team page and select Join A Team and look for your team. Once you find your team you will need to join. Note: You will need to register for a RunSignUp account.

    Captain? How Do I Invite A Teammate? Our Roster Tool is on the registration platform of a third party site called RunSignUp. There are several ways to get a team to join here are a few.

    1. Send an email to a teammate directly to your team page using RunSignUp. How to Guide
    2. Text your teammate with your team name and have them go to the My Team page and click on Join A Team then select your team to join.

    Captain? How Do I Manage My Team Our Roster Tool is on the registration platform of a third party site called RunSignUp. There are several ways to navigate to RunSignUp and manage your team.

    1. Sign into your profile at RunSignUp.com/Profile. Then make sure you have the correct person selected.
    2. Under “Upcoming Events” find your event and select “Manage Registration” next to the gear icon.  
    3. Depending on what you would like to view or edit, here is a RunSignUp “How to Manage Your Team” help article to help you navigate to your team details and view your team roster.
    7. Is There Long Term Parking in Omaha or Lincoln?

    Please look at the Race Brief. The latest version is available 3 weeks prior to race day and will be announced via email and posted in Team Documents.


    8. Can My Team Defer To Next Year?

    Yes! As outlined in the race policies, your team can defer to next year’s race.

    How a captain can defer their team to next year

    • Captains will sign into their profile at RunSignUp.com/Profile. Then make sure you have the correct person selected.
    • Select the “Upcoming Events” tab > Select your event > Select “Manage Registration” > Select “Defer Registration”.
    • Complete the “Defer Registration” process. Once completed, your deferred registration will now appear under “My Deferrals”. We will be in touch with you next year on how to “claim” your deferred registration once the new race opens up.
    9. Need More Info?

    These are basic FAQ’s. If you have additional questions we’ve got you covered. All the race info you could ever want is available in the Team Documents. Note: Many of these are updated approximately 3 weeks prior to the race day, but most of the information is exactly the same year to year.


    Travel Info

    Where to Stay

    A limited number of hotels have been reserved for Market to Market® Relay teams and families. These hotels are near the starting line or the finish line and are a great way to avoid getting up early or driving home late after the event. Please note that both hotels have CUT OFF dates when this offer will not be available.

    Courtyard Lincoln/Downtown Haymarket

    Prices: $169.00

    This is the closest hotel to the finish line and Shindig!

    Last Day to Book: September 6, 2024

    Aksarben Village Omaha | Courtyard by Marriott | 402.951.4300

    Prices: $139.00 King + Sofa Bed or $139.00 Two Queens

    Call 402.951.4300 and ask for the Market to Market group rate.

    Last Day to Book: August 30, 2024

    Residence Inn Omaha Aksarben Village | 402.551.8000

    Prices: King Bed Studio Room $139.00

    Call 402.551.8000 and ask for the Market to Market group rate.

    Last Day to Book: August 30, 2024

    Vehicle Info

    There are a limited number of vans available for rent in the Omaha and Lincoln areas. We recommend securing your vehicle as soon as possible. Do not assume that a rental will be available. Consider all options when looking for a team vehicle including renting, borrowing, purchasing or searching in other cities or even out of state. Teams with 7 total runners will have the easiest time securing a team vehicle.

    Vehicle Rules

    • Teams with a faster than 20 minute average 5k time will qualify for 2 vehicles at no additional cost.
    • All team vehicles must be less than seven feet in width and less than 20 feet in length
    • Large vans, mini-vans and SUV’s are allowed
    • No RVs, mini-buses, trailers or limos are allowed
    • All passengers must have access to a safety belt

    Renting in Omaha

    Thrifty Car Rental

    4501 Abbott Drive
    (402) 346-6702
    * Specializing in Mini-Vans

    Budget Omaha Airport
    4701 Abbott Drive
    (402) 422-6610
    * 7 Passenger SUVs, Crossovers, and Mini-Vans

    Budget Omaha Locust Street Location
    1755 Locust Street
    (402) 348-0455
    * 7 Passenger SUVs, Crossovers, and Mini-Vans

    Budget Omaha Millard Location
    12670 Q Street
    (402) 896-5161
    * 7 Passenger SUVs, Crossovers, and Mini-Vans

    Budget West Omaha
    Location: 116th and W Dodge
    (402) 334-2734
    * 7 Passenger SUVs, Crossovers, and Mini-Vans

    Renting in Lincoln

     Budget Lincoln Airport
    2400 W Adams
    (402) 474-2800
    * 7 Passenger SUVs, Crossovers, and Mini-Vans

    Location: 14th and Highway 2
    (402) 421-3400
    * Specializing in 12 Passenger Vans


    Market to Market® Relay is always looking for great groups to volunteer at the event and makes an outstanding fundraiser for community groups. 

    New Groups

    Have a group of 10 or more volunteers? Interested in a fun and rewarding fundraiser? Apply here.

    Existing or Confirmed Volunteer Group

    Are you looking to volunteer with your group that is already confirmed? Sign up below.