Joggin’ for Frogmen set for May 26
Saturday of Memorial Day weekend is going to be another busy one, kicking off that day with the fifth annual Joggin’ for Frogmen race in Imperial.
Organizer Kelsey Owens of Champion said flyers are out and early registration is encouraged for the May 26 event because the race fee increases as the event nears.
As in the past, proceeds from the Joggin’ for Frogmen will be earmarked for the Navy Seal Foundation, Owens said.
People of all ages can take part in the 5K race that starts and ends in Imperial’s Campbell Park along West 6th Street. There will also be the Tadpole race for youths age six and younger after the 5K concludes.
Owens said there is a $5 discount for the 5K no matter when people register by accessing a code available on the Joggin’ for Frogmen promotional info cards. Those are available at area businesses, the Imperial city office and Chase County Schools.
In addition, youths age seven to 17 can also submit a special code (hs15off) when they register online which keeps their 5K participation fee at $20 no matter when they register.
In addition to place winner recognition, prizes and medals in both races, a number of other prizes will be awarded for the following special efforts: Best dressed Tadpole, Fastest overall male and female in 5K, Top four runners wearing their boots, Most patriotic, Furthest traveled, Slowest participant and Oldest participant
Fees for the races are 5K civilian participant $30, 5K active duty military $25, Tadpole Trot $10 and $45 virtual racer.
As in previous years, packet pickups are scheduled for Friday, May 25, from 2 p.m. MT/3 p.m. CT to 5 p.m. MT/6 p.m. CT at 509 Broadway. Those picking up packets in the store on May 25 will enjoy 20 percent off the entire store both Friday and Saturday, May 25-26.
Registration and other information is available online at: jogginforfrogmen.com. Click on the “find a race” tab to access the Imperial race registration form and other info.