The 2023 Jameson 5K will take place on the campus of Southwestern University once again! We will also have a virtual option 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 in person again using the Cross-Country Course at Southwestern University. There will also be the virtual event from Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24 for those not able to be in Georgetown for the actual race on Saturday, September 23. We will have trophies for the top runners in each age category as well as lots of door prizes and a post-race party. The start / finish line will be on the Cross-Country Course below the Football field. The Post-Race Party will be on the back porch of the Robertson Center (Gym).
2023 Registration and Packet Pick-up
Online Registration: Online registration is available now. Sign up here!
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 September 8, 2023.
Packet Pick-up: Packet pick-up location on September 22, 2023 will be from 10 AM – 7 PM at a location to be determined. Race Day packet pick-up will start at 6:30 AM on the back porch of the Robertson Center (Gym).
2023 Run Information
- The in-person timed run will take place on the Cross-Country Course with start / finish line down below the football field on Southwestern University’s campus. A map will be available soon.
- The 5K Virtual Run / Walk can take place on any course, in any city and at any time during the Homecoming weekend from Friday, September 22 – Sunday, September 24.
- The Campus Mosey will be on the normal route around the campus starting at 8:00 AM on Saturday, September 23.
Chip Timing: Chip Timing for the 5K Run is back this year. Chips will be attached to the back of the bib so make sure to keep the bib that is assigned to you in the packet.
The Run Route: Cross-Country Course map will be available soon.
Age Groups: Male and Female in each age category: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over (female only); 70-74 and 75 & over (male only).
Awards: Awards will be given in the following categories: Overall and Masters Male and Female Top Three Finishers; Top Three Finishers Male and Female in each age category: 13 & under, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over (female only); 70-74 and 75 & over (male only).
Door prizes will be given away to those in attendance.
Silent Auction will be available during the 5K Race and another Silent Auction will be available in the McCombs Center and 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 23rd Annual Jameson 5K at Southwestern
September 23, 2023
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 2022 alone, more than $17,784 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 $224,736.
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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