Metropolitan Utilities District and OPPD Team Up to Host Heat the Streets Event

Metropolitan Utilities District ( and Omaha Public Power District (OPPD, have teamed up for the 15th annual Heat the Streets Run & Walk for Warmth event on Saturday, March 5. Since 2007, the two businesses have hosted the annual event, with proceeds benefiting local utility assistance programs to help friends, families, and neighbors in our communities pay their utility bills.

Participants will gather at Aksarben Village to run, walk, and raise awareness for those in need of assistance. A 5K will begin at 9 a.m. with a one-mile walk to immediately follow. Awards will be given to the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place male and female runners in each of the following age divisions: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. Heat the Streets is also offering a virtual option for those wanting to complete the 5K or one-mile walk in their own neighborhood, on local trails, or at home on the treadmill. For more information on the event, including cost to participate and sign-up deadlines, visit

Metropolitan Utilities District is the only metropolitan utility district in the State of Nebraska. They are a public utility and proud to be customer-owned. Their mission is to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective natural gas and water services to their community. Learn more by visiting

Omaha Public Power District provides affordable, reliable, and environmentally sensitive energy services to their customers. OPPD is governed by a senior management team and elected board of directors. Employees work to achieve strategic directives that benefit all customers, ensuring quality customer service that you can trust. For more information about OPPD, visit