"Jameson 5K at Southwestern is going VIRTUAL for the 20th Annual event"

Friday, October 23rd –- Sunday, October 25 , 2020

About the Jameson 5k

The Jameson 5K at Southwestern began in 2001 as a way of honoring the memory of Jaysn Flynn Jameson and to increase the endowment of the Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Southwestern University. Each year of the race our goal is to improve upon the last year and build the race to a premiere event for the University and Georgetown.

The 20th Annual event will be all virtual due to the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions and maintaining social distancing. Each participant will be able to run the 5K or walk the 1 Mile on any route, in any city at any time that is convenient for them during the 3-day weekend of Friday, October 23 – Sunday, October 25. Time yourself so that you can report your times to allow for the results to be posted.

2020 Registration and Packet Pick-up

Registration: This year we only have online registration. https://www.raceentry.com/jameson-5k-at-southwestern/race-information

The first 150 registrants will get a nice Cooling Towel.

In an effort to reduce some of the postage costs and allow for more of the funds to go to the Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund, the t-shirts will be optional for a $10 additional fee.

In accordance with IRS guidelines, Southwestern University is required to inform you that the fair market value of the Jameson 5K t-Shirt is approximately $3.93 and the cooling towel is approximately $3.30.

Fees: $30 for adults: $25 for Southwestern students and Seniors (+55). T-Shirts are not guaranteed after October 14, 2020.

Packet Pick-up: This year you can request to have your packet mailed to you or you can stop by to pick it up the weekend of the race. We will have a drive by packet pickup in Finch Plaza (parking lot behind Southwestern’s Chapel) on Friday, October 23 from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM and on Saturday, October 24 from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM. We will also have a few special prizes for those that are able to make it to packet pickup during these times.

2020 Run Information

Certified Run: Since the COVID-19 Pandemic restrictions are prohibiting us from running on our typical route, this will NOT be a certified run this year. If you are local to Georgetown, please feel free to run on that course if you so choose. The nice thing about this being a virtual run is that you can choose to run on any route, in any city at any time during the 3 days set aside for the event.

Chip Timed: We will NOT have chip timing this year as we will not be able to gather together for the run in one spot. Please do time yourself and turn in your times for placement among the others running in your category. Additional information about how to upload your times will be posted soon.

The Run Route: maps of last year’s run routes for the 5K and the 1-Mile Mosey

Remember:  All race routes will be virtual this year so choose the route that works best for where you are on October 23 – October 25!

Age Groups: 10 distinct age groups for men and women

Awards: We will not be able to have awards for the different categories this year. We are gathering sponsors for door prizes and these will be drawn randomly among those that turn in times for the run after October 25. The door prize winners will be notified, and the prizes will be mailed.

You will be able to print out a finisher’s certificate at the completion of the run from your registration site.

 

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