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Special Events

Herbek Hustle Memorial 5K Fun Run

Zorinksy Lake

Picnic Area #5
156th and F Street, Boat Ramp Entrance
Omaha, NE 68135
United States

Parking is available off of 156th Street. Restrooms are available near check-in. Check-in is located at picnic area #5 and will be open from 7 to 8:45 a.m. the day of the race. The route will be clearly marked and volunteers will be stationed throughout to ensure you stay on course.

If you have any questions, please contact Allison Sperry at (402) 354-4572 or allison.sperry@nmhs.org.
Registration cost: $40 per runner
Dr. Gene Herbek

Event Description

Gene Herbek, MD, FCAP, was a respected pathologist at Methodist Hospital for nearly 20 years as well as a beloved husband, father and friend. His passing in 2020 was a tremendous loss for his loved ones, patients and colleagues.

Dr. Herbek, a former president of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), was dedicated to laboratory excellence and demonstrated an unfailing kindness that has inspired pathologists around the world. His passion for pathology was matched by his commitment to caring for patients. Together with his wife, Jean, Dr. Herbek founded the See, Test & Treat program through the CAP Foundation. See, Test & Treat brings cervical and breast cancer screenings to women in underserved communities, with exams, tests and results provided on the same day.

Together with Dr. Herbek’s family, we are proud to partner with Methodist Hospital and the CAP Foundation to present the Herbek Hustle 5K Memorial Fun Run on June 19, 2021. All proceeds raised will benefit the See, Test & Treat program and the Drs. Jerry Schenken and Gene Herbek MLS Student Program Fund. We hope you’ll join us – rain or shine – in honoring and celebrating the legacy of our friend Dr. Herbek.

This event will follow all local and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 guidelines. At this time, masks are not required to be worn while walking, running or dining outdoors. We strongly recommend wearing a mask when not actively participating in these activities. All volunteers and event staff will be required to wear masks for the duration of the event. Tables will spaced appropriately for social distancing, and participants are welcome to bring their own chairs if preferred.

 

Event Date and Time

June 19, 2021 

Runners will start promptly at 9 a.m. Walkers will start immediately following the runners.


Event Check-in

Zorinsky Lake Picnic Area #5 
Check-in is located at picnic area #5 and will be open from 7 to 8:45 a.m. the day of the race. 


Registration

Registration after May 16: $40 
 
Registration includes a pancake breakfast after the run and a complimentary T-shirt.

Pancake breakfast only: $5   

Not running? You can still join us for a breakfast with the Pancake Man! Breakfast will start promptly at 9:15 a.m. at picnic area #5.


Team Option

Running is more fun with friends! Create a running team and work together to raise donations. Creating a team is easy. Select a team name and add as many members as you’d like. Registration must be paid for each team member. 


Donations

Donations are also welcome. Any funds received will benefit See, Test & Treat and the Drs. Jerry Schenken and Gene Herbek MLS Student Program Fund. If donating online, please note that this donation is on behalf of the Herbek Hustle 5K Memorial Fun Run. If you’d prefer, checks can be made to and mailed directly to Methodist Hospital Foundation.

Donate Online 
 
Methodist Hospital Foundation 
8701 West Dodge Road, Suite 450
Omaha, NE 68114

 
Interested in sponsoring the event? With a donation of $500 or more, your company or individual name will be featured on the back of the T-shirts. Note: Sponsorships must be confirmed by May 17 to be included on the T-shirt.

College of American Pathologists Foundation

Methodist Hospital Foundation

Venue on the Ridge

Volunteers are needed. If you are interested in volunteering, please provide your name, email and phone number below and a Methodist representative will contact you.