About the Race

The annual Judy M. Merritt Memorial 5K is held in honor and memory of Jefferson State Community College’s former president Dr. Judy M. Merritt and helps fund scholarships for JSCC students in need.  Serving as President for 35 years, Judy Merritt 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

Medals:  Will be awarded as follows:

  • 1st, 2nd & 3rd Place Top Male & Female Overall
  • Top male and female runners in the following categories:
    12 & Under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+

Date: TBA
Price: TBA
Location: Hoover’s Veterans Park, 4800 Valleydale Road, Birmingham, AL  35242
Packet Pick Up:  TBA

Sponsors:  Would you or your company like to donate items for our 10,000 + EGGstravaganza?  Check out www.jeffersonstate.edu/5k/sponsor

Questions?  Contact Libby Holmes at [email protected] or 205-983-5230.