Save the date for the 13th Annual Jameson 5K at Southwestern
November 2nd, 2013, 8:00 am Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas
The Jameson 5K at Southwestern began in 2001 as a way of honoring the memory of Jaysn Jameson and to increase the endowment of the Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund. Each year of the race our goal is to improve upon the last year and build the race to a premiere event for Southwestern University and Georgetown.
Fun Runs in general are not large fundraisers unless there are sponsors that underwrite the expenses of the event. Each year the Jameson 5K at Southwestern has been supported by many local businesses, making it possible for ALL the registration fees collected to be donated DIRECTLY to the Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund.
During 2001, the first annual event, there were 76 registrants for the race, of which 62% of the registrants had a tie to Southwestern University by being an alumni, student, faculty or staff member. Of the 76 registrants 66% were from Georgetown and the surrounding areas. All the registration fees were donated to the Scholarship Fund which totaled $810.
In 2012, there were more than 246 registrants. Our largest event was in 2007 with 356 registrants. Last year close to 75% of all registrants were from the Georgetown / Austin area. Many of these registrants have participated in this event for multiple years. In 2012 alone, more than $6100 was donated to the Scholarship Fund from the registration fees and additional donations received. This contribution brought the total amount donated from all the races to the Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund to over $70,000!
Thank you all so much for your on-going support to the Jameson 5K! We're growing every year, and the scholarships we fund are really making a difference in the lives of young people. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
We've already come a long way, and with your generous support, we're going to keep doing what we do! Thanks again, and I'll see you on run day!