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 21st Annual Jameson 5K will be in person AND virtual so everyone can participate. The virtual event will be October 15-17 and the in-person event will be at 8:00 AM Saturday, October 16. For the virtual event you can run or walk the 5K on any route / course, in any city and at any time during the Homecoming weekend. The virtual event participants will not be eligible for awards and door prizes given away during the in-person event.
2021 Registration and Packet Pick-up
Online Registration: Online registration links will be available soon!
Mail in Registration: Download the pdf here!
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 for the virtual participants.
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). ). In-person participants will have the t-shirt included in the registration amount. T-Shirts are not guaranteed after October 6, 2021.
Packet Pick-up: This year the virtual participants can request to have their packet mailed to them or can choose to not have a packet at all.
The in-person participants packet pick-up will be Friday, October 15 at Mundy Hall (Southwestern Blvd behind Robertson Center) from 10 AM – 7 PM and Saturday, October 16 in the Mundy Hall parking lot beginning at 6:30 AM.
2021 Run Information
Certified Run: The 5K run is a certified course (TX16094ETM) and starts and ends at the baseball fields at Southwestern University. The route begins on the beautiful campus of Southwestern University in Georgetown, Texas, just 30 miles north of Austin and travels through the on campus sports complex before going onto the Georgetown streets towards the San Gabriel Park. The race route can be found at the following link https://www.strava.com/routes/2836379
Chip Timed: Chips will be attached to the race bib that is assigned to each participant. The race bibs with the chips already attached will be available for pickup during packet pickup times on Friday and Saturday and at the registration tables.
The Run Route: maps of the run routes for the 5K and the 1-Mile Mosey
Age Groups: 10 distinct age groups for men and women
Awards: trophies, door prizes and tons of goodies in-between!
Directions to the Run: maps and directions to Southwestern University
Save the date for the 21st Annual Jameson 5K at Southwestern
October 16, 2021
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 2020 — although it was the year of the Covid 19 Pandemic — we are still able to have great participation with 193 total registrants representing 28 states and 4 different countries. Our largest event was in 2007 with 356 registrants. Many of our registrants have participated in this event for multiple years. In 2020 alone, more than $19,945 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 $191,097.
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!
Kenda Jameson Evans
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