JA's Will 5k

Sat October 26, 2019 Directions

JA's Will 5k

9:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT


9:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT

Students Only

9:00AM CDT - 11:00AM CDT
Snowden Grove Baseball Complex
JA's Will 5K
Saturday, October 26, 2019
9:00 A.M.

Hosted by the J
unior Auxiliary of DeSoto County!
Our mission is to bring awareness about the importance of being an organ donor and how this generous gift can make a difference in the life's of others! All funds raised at this fun event will go toward supporting a DeSoto County family that has a child's name waiting on a transplant list or battling a chronic illness. 
An award will be given to the Overall Male and Female, Masters, and Grandmasters!
Awards will be given in each age group categories: Top 3 males and females:

0-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, and 60+
100 Yard Dash for kids!
Children that want to participate in the 100 yard dash receive a participants one of a kind dog tag!

Biggest Team Trophy Award!
Create your team, and win the Largest Team Trophy Award.

Best Halloween Costume!
Wear your Halloween costume to the race and you could possibly win the best dressed costume award!

After Party!

DJ and great refreshments!  Beer provided by Mississippi Ale House served to those that are 21 years of age and older.  Must present ID.

Packet Pickup:
Academy Sports + Outdoors
5075 Goodman Rd, Olive Branch, MS 38654
Thursday, October 24th, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Race Day Pick Up Starting at 8:00 am
#WillSmiles is in honor of Life Associate member, Anna Beeman's son, Will. Will was diagnosed with Biliary Atresia and liver failure shortly after birth and at the young age of 5 months was blessed with a new liver that saved his life. Throughout Will's journey with long hospital stays and numerous surgeries to help with his chronic illness, Will has always shown his fighting spirit and love through his contagious smile. Because of Will's loving heart, JA feels inspired to help Will spread his story and bring awareness and love to others! While we may not be able to give the gift of an organ or cure on race day, we can show these families that we support and love them! All are encouraged to come run/walk and have some fun! 

Race Directed by Midsouth Runners
Race Timed by Best Times CCT
Race Contact Info

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JA's Will 5K is honored to present this year's beneficiary, Cohen Miller.

"Cohen is 8 years old and in the 3rd grade. He is the middle brother of 4 boys and has the sweetest heart! He was diagnosed with a Type 1 Diabetes in February of 2019. The day he was diagnosed is one i'll never forget. He had a baseball tournament in Oxford and was constantly running to the restroom, drinking everything in sight and had blurred vision while playing catcher. “No way my kid has diabetes”, I remember thinking. That night a friend of mine made me bring him to the fire station to have his blood sugar checked, it read “HI”, of the charts, my momma heart was broken!! We spent the next few days in Le Bonheur with an amazing endocrine team. Type 1 Diabetes does not define Cohen, and it sure doesn’t stop him!! Cohen still plays competitive baseball at EBC and he loves spending time with his new service pup, Cruzer! With the new diagnosis of T1D, it’s very hard to manage, some days Cohen has really high blood glucose and some days he is super low. But all in all, he’s the toughest warrior i have ever known!!"
Mom of Cohen, Kasey Slay


Overall Male and Female Awards! 2019


Best Halloween Costume Award 2019


Race Day and Swag Bag 2019





Snowden Grove Baseball Complex


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