Numbers already above 2014 for Saturday’s Joggin’ for Frogmen
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Race Director Kelsey Owens already has more preregistered than last year for Saturday’s second annual Joggin’ for Frogmen 5K race in Imperial.
Hoping to top last year’s 75 participants in the 5K, she was already at 80 preregistrations on Tuesday. With that, she’s also expecting to top last year’s fundraising goal that hit nearly $11,000.
This year’s event will get underway Saturday with registration and packet pickup from 7 to 8:45 a.m. at Campbell Park, where the 5K race will start at 9:15 a.m.
The Tadpole Trot for kids up to age six will start at 10:15 a.m.
State Sen. Dan Hughes of Venango will talk briefly during opening ceremonies at 9 a.m.
New this year will be an after-race barbecue in the park, Owens said. Participants with their race bib can eat for $5 a plate. Others can join the meal at $7 per plate. Proceeds from the meal will also go toward fundraising, she said.
Awards will be many again.
All 5K finishers will receive a Joggin’ for Frogmen medal (which is also a bottle opener) and a race t-shirt.
All kids who register and complete the Tadpole Trot will receive a Joggin’ for Frogmen t-shirt and a Tadpole Trot finisher prize. Tadpoles can also run in the 5K with their parents for free, but will not receive a 5K medal, Owens said.
Registrations are still open for both the 5K and Tadpole Trot. People can sign up Friday at 509 Broadway or pick up preregistered packets that day and receive a 20 percent discount in the store.
Owens said runners can also register Saturday morning at the park.
The awards ceremony starts at 10:45 a.m. with the following additional awards to be distributed:
Medals for the top three fastest males and females in these age groups: 7-10, 11-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-plus
Medals for the top fastest boy and girl in these three age groups: two and under, three and four, five and six
Assorted pillow pet awards
Best-dressed Tadpole—Gift donated by Hartman Hydroponics
Top individual fundraiser—Custom JFF acrylic trophy
Fastest overall female—Gift basket donated by Klassy Kreations
Fastest overall male—Gift basket donated by Klassy Kreations
Top four fastest runners wearing boots—$25 Visa Gift Card
Most Patriotic—American Flag donated by US Flag Store
Furthest Traveled: $25 Kwik Stop Gas Card
Oldest Participant: $25 Kwik Stop Gas Card
Joggin’ for Frogmen is a partner with The 31Heroes Project, the Navy SEAL Foundation and the Travis Manion Foundation. Through this partnership and mission alignment, the proceeds raised by 2015 Joggin’ for Frogmen events across the country will be given to these charities.