Berkshire Hathaway Inc.'s “Invest in Yourself” 5K race at 8 a.m. Sunday is expected to attract about 2,000 runners, including shareholders of the Omaha investment company and people who simply want to run for charitable causes.
This is the first year Berkshire has scheduled the race, which precedes the traditional Sunday morning brunch at Borsheims. Berkshire Chairman and CEO Warren Buffett is to fire the starting gun for the race and present awards to the winners at 9 a.m.
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Online registration closed Tuesday, but runners also can register in person between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m. today and Saturday at Peak Performance, 519 N. 78th St.
Registered runners can pick up race packets at the same location and times, said Erin Krause, a spokeswoman for Brooks Running Co. of Seattle, the main race sponsor. Other sponsors include The World-Herald.
Special Olympics of Nebraska and Girls Inc. will split $5 from each $40 entry fee, Krause said. “It's going to be a really fun race with lots of enthusiastic people.”
The 3.1-mile race will start in front of CenturyLink Center Omaha and end on Mike Fahey Street near TD Ameritrade Park and a “finisher festival.” The route, which winds through downtown between 20th and Burt Streets and Eighth and Farnam Streets, is posted online at investinyourself5k.com.
The Omaha World-Herald Co. is owned by Berkshire Hathaway Inc.
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