Registration Open Now for Merritt Memorial 5K on April 8

January 11, 2023 sdawkins Blog

5K and EGGstravaganza 2022.00 00 09 12.Still001 2 1The Ninth Annual Judy M. Merritt Memorial 5K & Community EGGstravaganza will take place on Saturday, April 8, at Hoover’s Veterans Park with thousands of dollars in prizes!

Runners will enjoy a low cost but highly rewarding 5K with awesome swag bags, T-shirts and medals for winners.

After the race, join the EGGstravaganza fun with a 14,000-plus egg hunt for ALL ages (and even furry friends) with cash and prizes galore! Free popcorn, cotton candy and Pepsi products available, and hunt for eggs with tickets for FREE Chick-fil-A, Jimmy John’s, Steel City Pops, Bruster’s Ice Cream, Baba Java Coffee, and more food truck tasty treats that will be on site! The fun will also include a photo booth, inflatables, and face painting.

Find more information here.

Register for the race here.

Registration costs $20 by Saturday, April 1; $25 by Friday, April 7; or $30 the day of the race, April 8. College students and those age 18 and under can register for $15 by using the code STUDENT at checkout.

You can also participate in the Virtual Challenge/Sleep-In 5K for $15.

Both 5K participants and Virtual Challenge/Sleep In 5K participants will receive an awesome swag bag, including the race day shirt (guaranteed for those who register by March 27).

Proceeds from the event go toward scholarships for JSCC students in need.

The Judy M. Merritt Memorial 5K is held in honor and memory of Jefferson State Community College’s former president Dr. Judy M. Merritt. Serving as President for 35 years, she 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