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6,000 runners participate in Good Life Halfsy Half Marathon

NOVEMBER 07, 2016  |  CHANNEL 10-11 NOW

The 13.1 mile race started at Seacrest Field and ended in the Railyard. Cheer stations were set at six different locations each sponsored by different companies in Lincoln.

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Sorority girls spread positive cheer for Halfsy runners

NOVEMBER 07, 2016  |  LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Around 100 sorority girls lined the sidewalk of Antelope Creek early Sunday morning, clad in their house’s T-shirts and sweatshirts, topped with blue aprons.

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Good Life Halfsy attracts thousands

NOVEMBER 07, 2016  |  CHANNEL 8 EYEWITNESS NEWS

The third annual Good Life Halfsy half marathon got off to a fun start out at Seacrest Field Sunday morning. The route snakes around Lincoln, hitting landmarks like Holmes Lake, Sunken Gardens, the Stadium, and more.

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Good Life Halfsy will see 6,000 runners Sunday, including Lincoln mom who finally put her health first, lost 25 pounds

NOVEMBER 03, 2016  |  LIVE WELL NEBRASKA

A lot of hurdles have stood in the way of Melinda Soerjawitaka’s half marathon training. There were plenty of times that the 35-year-old thought it might be easier to just give up. But instead, she opted to keep going with her daily training regimen. On Sunday, she will be one of 6,000 runners to take to Lincoln streets for the Good Life Halfsy.

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The Best Half Marathons for First-Timers

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If the need for crowd support is at the top of your list, the Good Life Halfsy is the race for you.

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Good Life Halfsy Attracts Thousands to Lincoln, Benefits Local Businesses

NOVEMBER 03, 2015  |  CHANNEL 10-11 NOW

Six thousand runners from thirty-eight different states traveled to Lincoln for the Good Life Halfsy. In just the second year, the number of runners doubled from 2014.”Now it’s kind of like how big can this thing get,” said co-founder of Bulu Box, Paul Jarrett.

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Photo Gallery: 2015 Good Life Halfsy

NOVEMBER 03, 2015  |  LIVE WELL NEBRASKA

The second annual Good Life Halfsy in Lincoln welcomed 6,000 runners. Photos courtesy of the Halfsy and photographer Lucas Marshall.

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Good Life Halfsy Big Party

Enjoying The Good Life: Big party awaits runners at finish line

NOVEMBER 01, 2015  |  LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Two sisters stood at 10th and Charleston streets, each playing a small, but not insignificant role in Sunday’s The Good Life Halfsy half-marathon. One sister stood in the middle of the intersection directing traffic while the other cheered on runners near a light pole on the corner.

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2nd Good Life Halfsy will see 6,000 runners this weekend

OCTOBER 30, 2015  |  LIVE WELL NEBRASKA

When the Good Life Halfsy kicks off Sunday morning in Lincoln, the half marathon will feature almost double the amount of runners as last year. Race co-director Jason Bakewell said the run will feature 6,000 runners and is sold out.

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Nebraska Half Marathon Sold Out

Halfsy registration closes; charity spots remain

JULY 12, 2015  |  THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

The Good Life Halfsy is good and sold out.

After nearly doubling the amount of registration spots from its first year’s field of 3,500 runners, there will be 6,000 people traversing 13.1 miles of Lincoln streets and trails on Nov. 1.

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One of The 50 Best Races in America

MARCH 12, 2015  |  JOURNAL – NEWS

With the tagline, “Halfsy the distance, double the fun,” Nebraska’s Good Life Halfsy promises a playful half marathon.

The Halfsy goal is to use its racing event as a weekend-long tribute to Nebraska and its people, landmarks, icons, and culture.

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Lincoln’s First Good Life Halfsy

NOVEMBER 10, 2014  |  CHANNEL 10-11 NOW

Thousands of people from twenty eight different states crossed the finish line in the Railyard at the end of the route..

Tickets for it sold out in just 36 hours last February.

Luka Thor was the overall winner in the race and his win didn’t come easy

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Runners rave about great course, Runzas at Good Life Halfsy half marathon in Lincoln

NOVEMBER 10, 2014  |  LIVEWELL NEBRASKA

Unseasonably warm weather and a great course made Sunday’s Good Life Halfsy in Lincoln a memorable half marathon for more than 3,000 runners.

Ann Hegstrom of Des Moines, Iowa said she loved the Runza sandwiches at the finish line, but also the great race support from volunteers and spectators…

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The Good Life Halfsy presented by Bulu Box - photos from the half marathon

Photos from The Good Life Halfsy presented by Bulu Box

NOVEMBER 9, 2014  |  THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

“Lincoln’s first fall half-marathon, the Good Life Halfsy, drew crowds of runners and supporters on Sunday.”

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What does publicity from a half-marathon mean for Bulu Box?

NOVEMBER 10, 2014  |  SILICON PRAIRIE NEWS

“Bulu Box co-founders Stephanie and Paul Jarrett hold the finish line tape for the Good Life Halfsy sponsored by Bulu Box. Stephanie said the finish was neck to neck with first and second place being within a second of each other. ‘It was incredibly exciting,’ she said. “

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Lincoln runner finishes half-marathon two years after being paralyzed

NOVEMBER 9, 2014  |  THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

“‘Put socks on by myself,’ was the first thing on that list.

‘Get out of bed by myself,’ was next.

Almost two years later and 100 yards from the finish line of the Good Life Halfsy, the 37-year-old Yelkin was about to cross the final wish off that list on Sunday…”

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Cancer survivor completes the inaugural Good Life Halfsy half marathon presented by Bulu Box

Runner says ‘I can I will’ through cancer and half marathon

NOVEMBER 9, 2014  |  ABC KLKN-TV

“A Lincoln woman battling cancer still laced up her running shoes for Sunday’s half-marathon.

Thousands of people from 26 different states hit the pavement Sunday morning for Lincoln’s first ever Good Life Halfsy.

‘I’m a little nervous, I haven’t run very far lately,’ 37-year-old Andrea Kabourek said…”

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Runners prep for The Good Life halfsy presented by Bulu Box in Lincoln Nebraska, half marathon

Runners Prep for The Good Life Halfsy

NOVEMBER 8, 2014  |  CHANNEL 10-11 NOW

“About 3,500 runners will participate in the race, which starts at 9 a.m. at Lincoln East High School. Saturday runners spent their day downtown picking up their registration packets and picking up treats from different vendors at a fitness expo…”

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Runners Begin Preparation for The Good Life Halfsy

NOVEMBER, 2014  |  ABC KLKN-TV

“The first annual Good Life Halfsy half–marathon is this Sunday. The half marathon sold out in just 36 hours, making it one of the year’s largest inaugural half–marathons in the nation.

Lincoln is use to having it’s annual marathon in May, but how about one in November? Vizma Shaeffer and her husband chose to do it for one main reason…”

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The Good Life Halfsy presented by Bulu Box - by the numbers

Lincoln’s new 13.1-mile race, by the numbers

NOVEMBER 5, 2014  |  THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR: THE 402 411

“The Good Life Halfsy’s inaugural run sold out in about 36 hours, a testament to the reputation of Pink Gorilla Events (who also put on the massive Market to Market Relay, among other races). But Pink Gorilla’s Jason Bakewell said the interest in a second major half-marathon run in Lincoln is part of a growing trend across the country. It’s now the second-most-finished race distance among runners, behind only the 5K, according to a Runner’s USA 2013 survey. As race day approaches, here’s a little bit about the surge in half-marathon popularity and a whole lot more about Lincoln’s Halfsy…”

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New Half Marathon in Lincoln, NE | The Good Life Halfsy presented by Bulu Box

Update: Half Marathon Registration Fills Up Quickly

JANUARY 31, 2014  |  10-11 NEWS LIVE

Lincoln, Neb. — Registration for Lincoln’s first fall half marathon, the Good Life Halfsy is now at 90 percent full, said Race Director, Ben Cohoon. For those who are not able to sign up on time, Cohoon says there is a wait list. People will be able to run for one of their charitable partners…

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Lincoln gets another half-marathon option

Lincoln Gets Another Half Marathon Option

JANUARY 31, 2014  |  THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

As the West Haymarket took shape and Lincoln residents watched restaurants and condos and an arena rise, Jason Bakewell and Ben Cohoon saw a potential finish line…

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New Half Marathon in Lincoln, NE | The Good Life Halfsy presented by Bulu Box

New Running Event Coming to Lincoln this Fall – LIVE Announcement

JANUARY 31, 2014  |  10-11 NEWS LIVE

Jason Bakewell and Ben Cohoon, event organizers of the Market to Market Relay, have partnered with Bulu Box, the Lincoln-based health and nutrition subscription box company, to establish Nebraska’s newest half marathon, the Good Life Halfsy…

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Details emerge on Bulu Box's "The Good Life Halfsy" half marathon | The Good Life Halfsy presented by Bulu Box

Details emerge on Bulu Box’s “The Good Life Halfsy” half marathon

JANUARY 31, 2014  |  10-11 NEWS LIVE

Bulu Boxes are delivered in all 50 states, but co-founders Paul and Stephanie Jarrett were looking to provide a healthy opportunity to those a little closer to home…

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Health startup Bulu Box teases “Good Life Halfsy” half marathon with video

JANUARY 14, 2014  |  SILICON PRAIRIE NEWS

Bulu Box, the monthly health subscription service based in Lincoln, might just be starting the city’s second half marathon. Details are scarce, but the startup posted the above 19-second video with the promise of more info come Jan. 31…

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Is Lincoln getting a new half-marathon? | The Good Life Halfsy presented by Bulu Box

Is Lincoln getting a new half-marathon?

JANUARY 14, 2014  |  THE LINCOLN JOURNAL STAR

Lincoln runners may have a new reason to celebrate … and train. A website touting the Good Life Halfsy began circulating on social media this week. While the website doesn’t explain what the Halfsy is, the logo includes the iconic 13.1 — the length of a half-marathon…

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