Save the date for the 16th Annual Jameson 5K at Southwestern
November 5th, 2016, 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 2015, there were more than 222 registrants. Our largest event was in 2007 with 356 registrants. Last year close to 74% of all registrants were from the Georgetown / Austin area. Many of these registrants have participated in this event for multiple years. In 2015 alone, more than $8600 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 $100,000!
We reached our goal of $100,000 by the end of the 2015 event. What a great way to celebrate the 25th Class Reunion for Jaysn's Class of 1990 as well as the 175th Anniversary for Southwestern University.
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!