Septemberfest will start festivities Sunday, September 1 with the Up and Over the River Walk and Run.  Runners will set the pace starting at 8:30 a.m. Walkers will have two hours to complete the course, beginning at 9 a.m.

The 8K run from Miller’s Landing, south along the riverfront paths to the Bob Kerry Pedestrian Bridge.  Runners will go over the bridge to Tom Hanafan River’s Edge Park and back over the bridge to Miller’s Landing.

Teams, families and individuals can choose to run or walk the route.  The run will be timed and managed by Omaha race professionals at Peak Performance.  After expenses, all proceeds will be given to the Heartland Walk for Warmth to support the energy assistance programs administered by The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross.

Run registration for individuals is $30 prior to August 25th, and $35 after that date.  Walk registration is $20 for an individual or a family before August 25 and $25 after.

Advance registration is by mail or in person prior to Aug. 25th at 6910 Pacific St., Suite 450, Omaha, NE 68106, or call Linda at (402) 346-4800, email or go to: Runners and walkers can also sign up the day of the event beginning at 6:45 a.m. at Miller’s Landing.

The need for energy assistance is year-round.  Energy sponsors Black Hills Energy, M.U.D. and OPPD accept donations on an ongoing basis.  Walk for Warmth and Run for Fun information is at