Canopy Park Pumpkin Run

Us at NGC are proud to announce our sponsorship of this year’s Pumpkin Run. This annual event melds with our core values at NGC and will be a great way to enhance our impact on the community. Plus, with a key location of the racetrack being the site of Canopy Park Apartments, this race is right in “NGC’s Neighborhood.”

NGC will have the honor of hosting two cheer stations. One table, manned by volunteers handing out waters and treats, will be halfway through the race at the south end of our Canopy Park site. The other NGC table will be located at the finish line with the other vendors.

This one-mile fun run is held each year on Canopy Street in the Haymarket in collaboration with the Nebraska Sports Council (NSC). The NSC’s goal is to help new athletes and youths to get involved and form connections in local athletics. The opportunity to sponsor the largest fun run in the United States will allow NGC to help Lincoln’s children, while giving back to the community.  

As NSC’s executive director, Dave Mlnarik put it, “Having businesses like NGC sponsor and boost the race and get further involved with the kids makes us all very glad. We enjoy having this annual event in the Haymarket and along Canopy Street, and NGC’s involvement will only improve it.” The Cornhusker State Games also covered this exciting race in their 2022 Yearbook from pages 122-124, with an NGC banner located on page 62.

If you know any youth who would be interested in running this year, you can register them online at If needed, a parent, guardian, or sibling can run alongside their child for extra motivation. While t-shirts are included for runners, all registrations should be made by September 18th to ensure that one is reserved.  

Please contact our webmaster regarding NGC’s sponsorship of NSC’s Pumpkin Run Lincoln or to inquire about our community involvement endeavors: swag bag prize packs, silent auction item donations and/or scholarships. Thank you!