Welcome to the 4th annual Louisville (formerly River City) Joggin’ For Frogmen
2017. With your help and commitment we are going to make this year’s event bigger and better. It’s been a pleasure to work with the Navy SEAL foundation that supports the families of our warriors. The blanket of freedom we enjoy is purchased by our soldiers and endured by the families left behind. I have been amazed at the commitment of the families of our great military community. I met so many people who have lost family and friends who have served our wonderful country. Even after their loss they want to help others, to serve and give back. I’m humbly honored to be the Race Director for Joggin’ for Frogmen of Louisville, KY. I want to stand behind our military and their families in appreciation for their sacrifices, to help those in need, and to serve who have unselfishly served us. Join us and our community in celebrating our unending support and commitment for these exceptional warriors and their families who make this country so great. You can make a difference in the lives of others by supporting this noble cause.
Timothy E. Conway
Race Director Joggin’ for Frogmen – Louisville, KY 2017
Master of Ceremonies – Steve Watkins
Born in 1968 and raised in Louisville, Kentucky, Steve Watkins became a Navy SEAL in 1988 and served for over five years at SEAL Team Five. Steve distinguished himself as a SEAL conducting missions behind enemy lines and earning combat decorations including the Navy Achievement Medal with Valor for participation in Operation Desert Storm. He went on to become a sniper, sniper instructor, and taught on SEAL Team Five’s training cadre for over one year in the area of counter-terrorist operations. Following an honorable discharge from the Navy in 1993, Steve earned a B.A. in history (Summa Cum Laude) from Northern Kentucky University in 1996. At Master’s Seminary in Los Angeles, Steve earned a Master of Divinity (Summa Cum Laude) in May 2000. He currently teaches religious studies and honors courses part-time at Northern Kentucky University. He earned his Ph.D. in Humanities at the University of Louisville. His field of study includes religious fundamentalist cultures.
Bert is a Louisville native and left an IT career to join the US Navy after the attacks of Sep. 11, 2001. He completed initial SEAL training with BUD/S Class 246 in 2003 and was assigned to SEAL Team Five. There he completed three combat deployments overseas, serving as a point man, fire team leader and platoon leading petty officer. Next, he was picked from the SEAL community to mentor junior SEAL officers on mission planning and leadership. After leaving the Navy in 2013, he returned to technology, joining a software company, where he creates machine learning software to protect businesses from cyber threats.
Bert earned his Bachelors of Science in Mathematics from the University of California, San Diego.
September 23, 2017
6:30am – 7:45am – On-site race day regisrations and packet pickups
8:00am – Opening Ceremonies
8:30am – 5k Race Start
9:45am – Tadpole Trot for the kids
10:45am – Awards Ceremony
South Oldham High School
5901 Veterans Memorial Parkway
Crestwood, KY 40014
Packet pickups and walk up registrations will be at Open Range on Friday, September 22th, from 4:00pm – 8:00pm
Open Range’s Address is:
6401 Cross Key’s Blvd
Crestwood, KY 40014
We will also have packet pickups and registration on race morning by the starting line from 6:30am – 7:45am.
Can’t pick up your own race packet and bib? Download the Packet Pick Up Authorization Form and have a friend pick it up for you.
As part of our efforts to raise more funds for our military families through the Navy SEAL Foundation, we hope you will join our fundraising team! If you register for any of our races, you will receive instructions on how to start fundraising. But you can fundraise even if you don’t register for a race! To begin fundraising, please follow these steps:
- You will need to join the “Joggin’ for Frogmen – Louisville” fundraising team found here: https://www.crowdrise.com/JogginForFrogmenLouisville2017
- Click “Setup Your Fundraiser”
- Click “Join a Team” to fundraise with an existing team or Click “Start Your Own Fundraiser” to launch a team of your own!
- Create a Crowdrise account.
- In seconds you’ll have your own fundraiser page. Click the EDIT FUNDRAISER tab and customize your own text, add some pics or a video and set a fundraising goal. Please copy and paste the wording from your team page and then add in any personal wording you might have.
- Email friends and family and connect with your social media accounts directly from your personal page.
Race Director: Tim Conway
2017 Joggin' for Frogmen Gear
5k All 5k finishers will receive a JFF medal and a race t-shirt.
Tadpole Trot All kids who register and complete the Tadpole Trot will receive a JFF t-shirt and a Tadpole Trot finisher prize! Tadpoles can run in the 5k with their parents for free, but they will not receive a 5k medal. Only people wearing 5k bibs will receive a 5k medal.
Awards: 5k finishers – We will have JFF award medals for the top 3 fastest males and females in these age groups:
7-9, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80+
Tadpole Trot: we will have JFF award medals for the top fastest boy and girl in these age groups: 2& Under, 3-4, 5-6
Fastest Overall Female – Paddle
Fastest Overall Male – Paddle
Top Fundraiser – Paddle
Top 5 fastest runners wearing their BOOTS! $20 gift cards to Open Range
Inspired by US Navy SEALs (Frogmen), the Navy SEAL Foundation’s Joggin’ for Frogmen Race Series brings communities and families together to jog in honor of the Naval Special Warfare community and their families.
All participants age 7 and older will run in the 5k. Following the 5k is a “Tadpole Trot” for kids ages 6 and under. All registered 5k and Tadpole participants will receive a Joggin’ for Frogmen race shirt at packet pickups. All registered 5k participants will wear a 5k bib and will receive a 5k finisher’s medal when crossing the 5k finish line. Tadpole Trotters need to register for the Tadpole Trot, but can do the 5k with their parents at no extra cost. All Tadpole Trotters will wear a Tadpole Trot bib and will receive a Tadpole Trot medal upon completion of the Tadpole Trot. Please note that while Tadpole Trotters can run in the 5k, they will not receive a 5k medal unless they have on a 5k bib, which requires additionally registering and paying for the 5k.