Jessica Meredith Jacobsen Memorial 5k and Fun Walk

Sat September 18, 2021 Towson, MD 21204 US

5k Run

$35 Price increases after September 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Fun Walk

$35 Price increases after September 5, 2021 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5k or Fun Walk

$35 Registration ends September 18, 2021 at 8:00am EDT

In memory of Jessica Meredith Jacobsen, the Knights of Columbus Council # 4011 (Father O’Neill Council) has organized the 14th Annual Jessica Meredith Jacobsen Memorial 5K Run and Fun Walk on September 18, 2021. In addition to memorializing Jessica Meredith Jacobsen, who died tragically in 2007 as a result of intimate partner violence, the event also supports House of Ruth Maryland, the Immaculate Conception School Tuition Assistance Fund and Fr. O’Neill Charities. 

We remain hopeful that we will be permitted to run live but still do not have the necessary confirmations from the local authorities. We’ll provide immediate updates of the race's permit application status as soon as decisions are made by key parties. If all goes to plan, we will hold the live race and walk at Immaculate Conception School in Towson, MD, with the race and walk following a similar course as prior years. We will also include a virtual race option for all participants who prefer the flexibility of participating when and where is convenient for him or her.

T-Shirt: A t shirt with the Knight logo is guaranteed for those registered by September 5, 2021. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee availability of t shirts for those registering after this date. We will offer an in person pickup of t-shirts on September 16th and September 17th at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Seminary Ave between 3:00-7:00 PM. Any extra t-shirts will be available for distribution on a a first come, first serve basis during the pickup times on Thursday and Friday noted above.

To learn how to become a sponsor of the race, please email Dan Yardley at There are multiple levels with various rewards for each level. Sponsorship are tax deductible when paid to Fr. O'Neill Charities directly. Registrations and Donations are not tax deductible. 

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