Freedom Run

2017 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.

This year, we had 268 runners: 165 in the 2 mile run and 103 in the 10K, 131 women and 137 men. Nineteen states were represented, and 208 of the participants were Nebraskans.

Left to right: Lana Urban, Colin Morrisey, Shannon Suing, Kyle Johnson, Kristen Kreutz


10K Freedom Run winners:

  • Mens: Colin Morrisey, Omaha, NE
  • Womens: Shannon Suing, Gretna, NE

2Mile Fun Run:

  • Mens: Kyle Johnson, Seward, NE
  • Womens: Kristen Kreutz, Giltner, NE

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