The 2022 Jameson 5k is virtual and (unofficially) in-person this year, so EVERYONE can participate!
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 22nd Annual Jameson 5K will be virtual and unofficially in person on Saturday, November 5, 2022. If you would like to run as a group in a non-timed event with no trophies, we will meet Saturday morning at 8:00 AM to run along the cross-country course. We will have door prizes to give away to anyone that is in attendance. The virtual event for anyone to participate anywhere in any city (or country) and on any course will be available all weekend long from Friday, November 4 – Sunday, November 6. No trophies will be provided for the virtual event but times can be submitted.
2022 Registration and Packet Pick-up
Online Registration: Online registration links will be available soon!
Mail in Registration: Download the pdf here!
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.
Fees: $30 for adults: $25 for Southwestern students and Seniors (+55). Virtual participants will have a $10 fee for T-shirt if requested. T-Shirts are not guaranteed after October 26, 2022.
Packet Pick-up: This year all participants can request to have their packet mailed to them or choose to have no packet at all. Packet pick-up location and times will be available soon.
2021 Run Information
- The 5K Virtual Run can take place on any course, in any city or country at any time during the Homecoming weekend.
- The Unofficial group run will take place on the Cross-Country Course and map will be available soon.
- The Mosey on Sunday, November 6 starting at 8:30 AM with President Trombley will be on the Cross-Country Course and map will be available soon.
Chip Timing: Chip Timing will not be done this year: No official times will be recorded this year. Please time yourself on the course that you choose to run for the virtual 5K or during the unofficial run together.
The Run Route: Cross-Country Course for unofficial run and Mosey with President Trombley will be available soon.
Age Groups: 8 distinct age groups for women and 9 distinct age groups for men. No awards will be available this year due to the virtual nature of the event.
Awards: No trophies will be awarded however we will have door prizes for those that show up for the unofficial run on Saturday, November 5. Silent Auction will also be available on Saturday morning during the unofficial run as well as on the Academic Mall from 2:00 PM – 10:00 PM.
Directions to the Run: Maps and directions to Southwestern University
Save the date for the 22nd Annual Jameson 5K at Southwestern
November 4-6, 2022
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 theÂ Jameson 5K at SouthwesternÂ 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 were 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
Countdown to the Run