Plans for annual Joggin’ for Frogmen race being finalized
Looking for a reason to dress as patriotic as possible, win some prizes and help support injured or fallen US Navy Seals’ families?
If so, register for the upcoming Joggin’ for Frogmen 5k and Tadpole Trot May 27 at Campbell Park.
All funds raised at this race will go towards the ongoing support for families of Navy Seals in times of tragedy. Joggin’ for Frogmen has raised over $700,000 nationally since 2012, all of which has gone towards the Navy Seals Foundation.
This is the fourth year Imperial has hosted a race. Kelsey Owens, Imperial race coordinator, is still looking for volunteers to assist with this year’s race.
Volunteers will help with anything and everything that needs to be done throughout the day including registrations, setup and tear down and handing out medals for runners who finish.
All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt, different from the ones participants will receive, and the $35 registration fee will be waived.
While there are a few loose ends to tie up, the majority of the special prizes have been donated and accounted for, said Owens.
Raffle tickets will be available at 509 Broadway the night before the race, May 26, when people are encouraged to pick up their information packets between 2-6 p.m., and the morning of the race. The raffle will take place after the race and participants must be present to collect their prize.
The winner of male and female divisioins will receive six rounds of golf donated by the Imperial Country Club. The prize for the fastest male and female in the Tadpole Trot were donated by 21st Century.
Other businesses/people that have donated prizes include, Bomgaars, Jonathan Beverly, Yost New Holland, Kwik Stop, Hartman Hydroponics, Pinnacle Bank, Sweden Cream and the Beverage Barn.
Like last year the Imperial Volunteer Fire Department will both start and finish the race by raising the American flag and sounding their sirens.
The day will have face painting, Jason Kimble as DJ and Harchelroad Motors’ patriotic corvet on display for all to enjoy. EMTs on site will help with any potential emergencies.
Staff from the Chase County Community Hospital (CCCH) will also be in attendence to show parents how both children and their car seats should properly be buckled. This free service will be offered all day in the parking lot of the Imperial Country Club.
For more information on registration visit jogginfor frogmen.com/imperialne or email imperialne@jogginfor frogmen.com.
To volunteer call Owens at 308-883-1022.