50-State Challenge for the Jameson 5K
Join us as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of this annual Southwestern tradition! Due to the challenges of a large event in our COVID-world, the Jameson 5K Race has transitioned in 2020 to a virtual race. This allows anyone to participate, near and far from Georgetown.
To celebrate the broad reach of the Jameson 5K in 2020, we have set a challenge for at least one runner/walker in each of the 50 states and beyond. From coast to coast, we hope to have Pirates running throughout the weekend of October 23–25, 2020. Registrants will be encouraged to submit photos from the race weekend. Photos will be shared through Southwestern’s media outlets to demonstrate the reach of the Jameson 5K.
Since 2001, the Jameson 5K has donated over $171,150 to the Jaysn Flynn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund thanks entirely to the support of run participants and the grace of the many wonderful sponsors.
So far, we have representation from (as of October 15, 2020):
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- Washington, D.C.
Plus – An alumnus with a DPO address is running!
If your state or country is not represented, sign up today and help Southwestern meet the 50-State Challenge!
The Jameson 5K at Southwestern University benefits the Jaysn Flynn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Southwestern University. Jaysn graduated from Southwestern University in 1990 and died in a scuba diving accident in 1991. Soon after his death, Kenda Jameson Evans ’92, family and friends established the scholarship in his memory. Jaysn loved making people laugh and enjoyed life to the fullest. He was an avid runner, which is why the Fun Run is an excellent way to preserve his memory and raise money for his named scholarship. The scholarship is to be awarded to a student in good standing, majoring in the natural sciences (biology, chemistry, or physics), who requires financial assistance in order to attend Southwestern.