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WE WILL BE IN PERSON THIS YEAR!!
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 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.
We have received the required permits from the county to allow us to hold the race in person this year! The race and walk will begin 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 it is convenient for him or her. Please review the COVID guidelines below before selecting your event.
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. T-shirt and bib pickup will be 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.
Awards: Cash prizes of $100, $50, and $25 for the top 3 female and male overall finishers.
Despite measures to mitigate the transmission of COVID-19, total elimination of risk of exposure and infection to COVID-19 is not currently possible. Therefore, by attending this event, all attendees must assume the risk and liability for any exposure to COVID-19 and any related loss, liability, or injury incurred at this event at all times.
Please support the sponsors of our race T Rowe Price, Mariner Finance (a new sponsor this year!), HMS Insurance, Verdence Capital Advisors, and Hollenshade's Auto Service (another new sponsor this year!).
To learn how to become a sponsor of the race, please email Dan Yardley at firstname.lastname@example.org. 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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