This map shows the different legs and dates of the 2018 Torch Run. (Courtesy graphic).

Torch run passing through Imperial this weekend

    Chase County residents are invited to participate in the Torch Run this weekend.
    The Torch Run is the precursor to the 2018 Cornhusker State Games, which takes place July 20-29 in Lincoln and surrounding communities. Competition is offered in over 60 sports for an estimated 12,000 athletes.
    The first leg of the run started June 1 and covered Hemingford to Alliance.
    This Saturday’s leg in the area will kick off at Chase County High School at 7 a.m. Participants will be running east along Highway 6 until they reach McCook at approximately 5 p.m. for a welcome ceremony in the Walmart parking lot.
    Runners are responsible for their own transportation and will be scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis. To sign up, contact Pat Hagedorn at 402-471-2544 or
    Chase County Schools Cross Country Coach Carl Zuege is recruiting runners for the first 15 miles out of Imperial toward McCook.
    There is no entry fee and runners will receive a free T-shirt.
    The Torch Run, sponsored by the Nation Guard and Nebraska Chiropractic Physicians Association, completes its journey on July 20, when the caldron is lit at the Games’ Opening Ceremonies at Lincoln’s Seacrest Field.
    For Cornhusker State Games entry information and to register online go to or call 402-471-2544.

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