Story County GOP announces new headliner for annual 5K

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Story County GOP Chairman Brett Barker announced today that U.S. Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) will be attending the second annual Story County Freedom Run. Among the planned participants are U.S. Senator Joni Ernst and Iowa Auditor Mary Mosiman. The event will take place on Saturday, April 25 at SCORE Pavilion in Nevada, IA. Included in the day’s events are a 5k race, a one-mile walk, and a children’s fun run. A pancake breakfast will immediately follow the race. All money raised will be directly contributed to the Story County Freedom Flight.

“We are very grateful for Senator Graham’s support of the Story County Freedom Run,” said Chairman Barker. “Senator Graham serves in the U.S. Air Force Reserves and the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee and has been a champion for veterans issues.“

Story County Freedom Flight honors Story County veterans from World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and Desert Storm for their sacrifices by sending them to Washington D.C. to visit the memorials from their respective wars. The organization is in its fourth year of operation, and was awarded the Governor’s Volunteer Recognition Award by Governor Terry Branstad in 2013 for their efforts.


7 a.m. to 8 a.m.: Check-in and Registration
8:15 a.m.: Childrens’ Fun Run
8:30 a.m.: 5k Road Race and 1-Mile Walk
9:30 a.m.: Pancake breakfast and program *Pancake breakfast to immediately follow conclusion of 5k race at SCORE Pavilion. Breakfast will be free for race registrants and veterans and $10 for non-race registrants.


5k Road Race: $25 by Thursday, April 23; $30 after April 23.
One Mile Walk: $20 by Thursday, April 23; $25 after April 23.
Children’s Fun Run: $10 per child, no t-shirt included.
**Race day registrations will be accepted between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM.


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