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Jessica Meredith Jacobsen Memorial 5k and Fun Walk

Sat September 21, 2024 Towson, MD 21204 US Directions
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5k Run

$40 Price increases after September 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Fun Walk

$40 Price increases after September 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

Virtual 5k or Fun Walk

$45 Registration closes on September 7, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT and re-opens on September 8, 2024 at 12:00am EDT


We are celebrating our 17th Race! Join us for the 17th Jessica Meredith Jacobsen Memorial 5k Run and Fun Walk.

In memory of Jessica Meredith Jacobsen, the Knights of Columbus Council # 4011 (Father O’Neill Council) has organized the 17th Annual Jessica Meredith Jacobsen Memorial 5K Run and Fun Walk on September 21, 2024 at 8:00 AM. 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. 

The race and walk will begin at our host school, Immaculate Conception School (, in Towson, MD, at 8:00 AM 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 it is convenient for him or her. 

T-shirt and bib pickup will be on September 19th and September 20th at the Knights of Columbus Hall on W. Seminary Ave between 3:00-7:00 PM. 

Free Parking for the event will be available in garage on Ware Ave on race day. 

Online Registration for the 5k and Fun Walk will close at 8:00 PM on 9/20/24. Limited race day registration on 9/21/24 will be available until 7:30 AM. After this time, we cannot guarantee your registration. If you would like to donate to the race, donations will be accepted after 9/21/23.

T-Shirt: A t-shirt with the Knight logo is guaranteed for those registered by September 7, 2024.

Awards: Cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25 for the top 3 female and male overall finishers. Age group medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers.

Please support the sponsors of our race T Rowe Price, Mariner Finance, JA Healthcare Services (a new sponsor this year!), Verdence Capital Advisors, Hollenshade's Auto Service, Notre Dame Prep and Stoneleigh Lanes.

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. Sponsorships are tax deductible when paid to Fr. O'Neill Charities directly. Registrations and Donations are not tax deductible. 

Share your photos or videos on our Facebook page ( of your memories of Jessica, photos of you completing your run or walk or showing off your race t-shirt!.

We'd love for you to submit your results so you can see how you compare with other participants! You can also share your photos after submitting your results.

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