Sat April 11, 2020 Birmingham, AL 35242 US Directions
Event Suspended - likely canceled

Dear participant,

We are so disappointed to share this news.  In an effort toward a proactive response, with numerous bans on large gatherings taking place across our country, the administration of Jefferson State Community College made a decision to suspend the event we were to hold on April 11, 2020.  
The Judy Merritt Memorial 5k & Eggstravaganza is currently suspended meaning we are assuming we will have to cancel the event in a few days to weeks and wish to alert all participants so you can adjust your plans.  As most of you know, this is a fundraiser for JSCC scholarships, so if you wish to receive a refund, we are happy to do that and will probably be mailing those out in the next two weeks.  If you wish for your payment to be a donation, we can mail you a letter from our Foundation thanking you for your tax-deductible gift.  We fully expect to be back and "running" next year!  The 7,000 candy-filled eggs we have already purchased will be distributed to local schools and churches and we will keep you updated on that!

We thank you for your understanding and certainly wish you and your loved ones health and safety during this uncertain time.  We hope to see you next year and thank you for supporting our JSCC family!

Blessings, Libby Holmes

Here Are Your Options:

We appreciate your consideration to donate your payment to the Jefferson State Community College Foundaiton, Inc. which is a 501-C3 and tax id is EIN- 23-7230697.  

We understand. We hope you can join us next year.  It will always be held on the Saturday of Easter weekend.

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at

4800 Valleydale Road
Birmingham, AL US 35242

The 6th Annual Judy M. Merritt Memorial 5K and Family Day Eggstravaganza is April 11, 2020 at Veteran’s Park! All Jeff State family AND the Birmingham community are invited to GET HOPPIN’ and join us for this FREE FABULOUS EVENT! There will be something for EveryBunny!

Runners will enjoy a low cost but highly rewarding 5K with awesome swag bags and medals for winners!  After the race, join the Eggstravaganza Fun with lots of activities and the 10,000 + egg hunt for ALL ages with cash and prizes galore! Free Popcorn, Cotton Candy and Pepsi products will be available and Chick-fil-A, Steel City Pops and City Bowls will be on site with lots of tasty treats, many of which will be free with tickets found in the eggs!

The annual Judy M. Merritt Memorial 5K is held in honor of Jefferson State Community College’s former president Dr. Judy M. Merritt.  Serving as President for 35 years, she was the first female president of an Alabama college; her leadership and vision were unparalleled. Judy, as she preferred to be called, embodied the spirit of Jefferson State and our mission to serve all in our community. “While the dream for many has been achieved, the fight for pathways to education, equality, and inclusion continues.”  Judy M. Merritt

*Proceeds from the 5k are used to support student scholarships at Jefferson State.

Awards and medals will be given to the top 3 male & female overall winners, with medals for the top age group winners. 

1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Top Male & Female Overall Awards

Medals will be awarded to the top male and female runners in the following categories:
12 & Under

Date: April 11, 2019, 9:00 AM 
5K - $20 ($15 for College Students and Ages 18 & Under - Use Code STUDENT at Checkout)
Virtual Race/Sleep In 5k - $15

T-Shirts are guaranteed if you register by March 27th!

Location: Veteran's Park next to Jefferson State Community College Shelby-Hoover Campus,

4800 Valleydale Rd,
Birmingham, AL 35242

Packet Pickup:
Friday, April 10, 2020 - Shelby-Hoover Campus - Lobby of Health Science Building - 9 am - 12 pm
Saturday, April 11, 2020 - Veteran's Park Main Pavilion 7:45 am - 8:45 am

Important Times: Saturday, April 11, 2020

7:45 a.m. - 5K Registration/Sign In Begins

9:00 a.m. - Run & Fun Begins

10:30 a.m. - 5K Awards Presentation

10:45 am - Egg Hunt Begins

11:00 a.m. - Eggstravaganza Awards

Questions?  Contact  Libby Holmes at or 205-983-5230.

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