Imperial, Nebraska is a small agricultural community with a big heart. Everyone has someone close to them or knows someone in our community who was or is serving our country. Everyone has the American flag in their yard or driveway flying high and proud, followed, of course, with a flag of our beloved Huskers! Something I love about Imperial is the willingness to pull together to help someone out. Whether its raising money for the FFA, sports programs, individuals fighting cancer, or to help the protectors of our freedom, our community lines up to offer what help they can. We hope to see you at our race on May 23rd, 2020!
Race Director Imperial, Nebraska Joggin’ for Frogmen 5k
Michal Swanson joined the Nebraska Army National Guard in 2006. He attended Basic Training and AIT (Advanced Individual Training) at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Michal was assigned to the 192ndMilitary Police Detachment in Nebraska City, Nebraska. He returned to Fort Leonard Wood in 2009 to complete training as a Military Police Investigator. He served in the National Guard for six years being deployed on stateside humanitarian missions and a yearlong deployment to Iraq as a part of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn. He was honorably discharged at the rank of
7:00am – 8:45am – Race morning registration and packet pick ups
9:00am – Opening Ceremonies
9:10am – Moment of Silence National Anthem
9:15am – 5k race start
10:15am – Tadpole Trot
10:45am – Awards Ceremony
Campbell Park 6th and Grant St Imperial, NE 69033
* This park is two blocks south of the Imperial Manor Nursing Home. There is no actual address assigned to this park but the 6th & Grant St address will take you there.
Packet Pickups will be on Friday, May 22nd, from 2:00pm – 5:00pm at 509 Broadway. Enjoy 20% off the entire store when you pickup your packet on Friday, and also the entire day of the race! That’s 20% off on May 22nd and 23rd!
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.
1. Register for the 5k race in Imperial .
2. Click YES during your race registration and your fundraising page will automatically be created for you!
3. Get cool stuff!
4. Win Prizes
– Top individual fundraiser gets a prize on race day
OR if you would like to FUNDRAISE but not participate in the race…
1. Run (or do anything you want, like a bake sale or silent auction!) anywhere in the world to support the Navy SEAL Foundation
2. Click HERE to create a fundraising page for yourself or your team to support the 2019 Imperial race.
3. Get cool stuff!
Race Director: Kelsey Owens
5k All 5k finishers will receive a JFF medal (which is also a bottle opener) 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: 5 Star Metal will be donating all of our special awards and our Top Male and Top Female Awards. Pictures COMING SOON!!
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 (We will also have assorted pillow pet awards!)
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/bottle opener 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.
Ruckers will receive the 5k shirt, medal and a custom GORUCK Finisher patch