2018 Optimist Club Freedom Run
On the 4th of July, the Seward Optimist Club annually sponsors two races: a 2-Mile and a 10K to raise funds for our projects supporting the youth of our community. The races have become a significant part of the annual Seward 4th of July community celebration and families often re-unite in Seward each summer to run together in this event. Races begin and conclude under the Fair Ground Arch west of downtown Seward. In the past over 300 runners have registered from as many as 22 states. Runners from age 3 to 78 have enjoyed participating in this event.
(L-R) 2-Mile Male Champion Jeff Hartman(Reno, NV) and 2-Mile Female Champion Kara Schlueter(Milford, NE)
10-K Male Champion Colin Morrissey (Omaha, NE), Miss Nebraska Princess Elle Vail(Bee, NE) and 10-K Female Champion Natasha Mueller(Seward, NE)
Members of the Milford Cross-Country team participated in the 2018 4th of July Optimist Club Freedom Run/Fun Run. Many received medals for their efforts.
Moose Bernt, Van Springer, Diane Hill, Linda Flyr, Jan Schulz, Doug and Mary Barker, Jerry Reeves, Jeanne Gee, Joan Reeves, Elle Vail(Miss Nebraska Princess), Morgan Wiesner, Tom Gee, Bob Urban, and Barb Springer.
Not Pictured: Ken Flyr, Erich Helge, Lana Urban, Darold Schulz, and Adam Greenquist