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‘Joggin for Frogmen’ a worthy event for support PDF Print E-mail

By Jan Schultz, The Imperial Republican News Editor

Memorial Day is approaching and what better time to support the military heroes of our country? An event to do just that will be held in Imperial the weekend after that revered holiday, when the “Joggin’ for Frogmen” 5K and kids’ Tadpole Trot come to Imperial.
Proceeds from the event will be earmarked for the Navy SEAL Foundation and other military heroes who’ve sacrificed their lives for this country. Navy SEALS are known casually as “Frogmen,” hence the name of the event.
The event in Imperial, starting in Campbell Park, will include a 5K, which people can run or walk, as well as a short race for the kids, age 3-10, called the Tadpole Trot. Those who are unable to participate physically can do so as a “virtual runner.” Sign-up in that category will still support the event without running or walking, but participants will still get a T-shirt and medal to show that they are behind the effort.
More than 60 are already registered for the three categories, and the biggest is in the “virtual runner” division and they represent 12 different states.
Imperial’s Joggin’ for Frogmen is not just a local event. Other Joggin’ for Frogmen races have been held in many large cities across the U.S., with more than $172,000 raised since 2012. In San Diego, there were more than 1,150 participants with 75 volunteers assisting.
Registration is now underway online at: JogginforFrogmen.com/ImperialNE.  However, some early deadlines are near. May 9 is the final date to register as a virtual runner; all others wanting to sign up online have until May 27. Race director is Kelsey Owens.
Show your support of our military heroes by participating however you can. Businesses also have the chance to be sponsors at varying levels. If you can’t help out financially, offer to be a volunteer by contacting Owens.