Merritt Memorial 5K will Highlight Grads, Provide Scholarships

April 6, 2021 sdawkins Blog

Race to Graduate 5K logo AThe Sixth Annual Judy M. Merritt Memorial 5K will be a virtual run and challenge honoring Judy’s memory while highlighting the 2020-2021 JSCC graduates who have overcome so much to reach their goals this year! Run, walk or just register to support students like these, as all proceeds from the race help provide scholarships for JSCC students in need.

Runners will enjoy a low cost but highly rewarding 5K, as you have a month to work on improving your time to upload to Run Signup. Results entry will be open from April 6 through May 6, ending the day before graduation. Top runners will be highlighted on the race web page and social media on graduation day, May 7.

Medals will be mailed to the top three male and female overall winners, as well as for the top age group winners in the following divisions: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-plus.

The deadline to submit results is May 6.

The registration fee for the virtual 5K is $20 ($15 for college students and those 18 years old and under; use code “STUDENT” at checkout). Participation in the Virtual Challenge/Sleep In 5K is $15.

Both Virtual 5K participants and Virtual Challenge/Sleep In 5K participants will receive a “goody” package by mail that include a race logo face mask. Virtual 5K participants have the option to upload their best 5K time, competing for the medals. Virtual Challenge/Sleep In 5K participants are encouraged to challenge themselves to be more physically active, and your donation to the Judy M. Merritt Scholarship fund is appreciated!

Winners will be announced through social media and email on the morning of Jefferson State’s graduation ceremony, Friday, May 7. We hope to also provide a live stream announcement at the Alabama Theatre, site of the graduation ceremony.

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