September 21, 2019

12th Annual Jessica Meredith Jacobsen Memorial 5k and Fun Walk

September 21, 2019 Immaculate Conception School • 112 Ware Ave. TowsonMD  21204 View Map Organized by Fr. O'Neill Council, Knights of Columbus


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About this event

September 21, 2019

Immaculate Conception School

112 Ware Ave. TowsonMD  21204
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Jessica Meredith Jacobsen died tragically Sept. 14, 2007. Jessica, a graduate of Villanova University, was a group manager in the marketing and investment services department with T. Rowe Price where she managed a staff of 100 employees. Jessica was an avid runner and she enjoyed watching her sons play soccer, basketball and tennis. Jessica volunteered with her neighborhood association and with Immaculate Conception School.

In the words of past Race Director Glenn Thuman: "Through the example set by Jessica, we come together, as individuals, to make a difference in ourselves, our families and our community."

Let us honor Jessica's memory by coming together to raise awareness of intimate partner violence and the importance of Catholic education. This race will help keep her memory alive and will benefit the community activities which her family supports.

In Jessica Meredith Jacobsen’s memory, the Knights Of Columbus Council No. 4011 (Father O’Neil Council) have organized the 12th annual Jessica Meredith Jacobsen Memorial 5K and Fun Walk on Sept. 21st. In addition to memorializing Jessica, an avid runner whose spirit and charitable works inspire us, the 5K supports the House of Ruth Maryland, the ICS Tuition Assistance Fund, and Fr. O’Neil Charities .

Event details and schedule

Saturday, September 21, 2019,  8 a.m.
Immaculate Conception School
112 Ware Ave., Towson, Md.

Please arrive by 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event.

A post-race party, including finsher awards, will continue after the race until 10:00 a.m.

Online registration is open.
In-person registrations are being taken
at the KoC Hall on Seminary Ave.
on Thursday and Friday (9/19/19 and 9/20/19) 3 - 8 PM

Some race day registrations will be taken, as time permits.


Entry Fees:

  • $35 by September 14
  • $40 Race Week


  • $140 for families four or more by September 14 
  • $160 for families four or more during Race Week (9/15 to 9/21) 

Mail registration and check to:
Fr. O’Neill Council No. 4011, P.O. Box 52,
Lutherville, MD. 21094
(Make registration checks payable to Fr. O’Neill Council, and donation checks to Fr. O’Neill Charities)

Packet Pick-up:
Thursday and Friday, Sept. 19 and 20
3-8 PM 
Fr. O’Neill Council Knights of Columbus
616 W. Seminary Ave. Lutherville, Md. 21094

Parking: Park at lower lots of Immaculate Conception Church/School or at the adjacent parking garage (corner of Ware Ave. and Washington Ave .)

The race is rain or shine unless hazardous conditions may affect the safety of the participants. The Race Director will determine the conditions and notify participants in the case of cancellation the day of the race.

Course: The race will start at Immaculate Conception School in Towson, Md and end near near the Bykota Senior Center. 

Walkers are welcome to participate and will follow a shorter family friendly route, but will not be timed. No bikes, rollerblades, etc. will be permitted on the course. Strollers will be permitted for the walk.

Awards: Cash awards of $100, $50 and $25 (and medals) will be given to the top three male and female finishers, and medals will be given to the top male and female in the following age groups: 17 and under, 18-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. Awards will also be given to the best overall Knight and Lady Knight. Runners must be present at award ceremony at conclusion of race to receive awards.

Randomly awarded door prizes will be awarded as available.

Amenities: A T-shirt will be provided to all participants. Sizes cannot be guaranteed, however. Other complimentary gifts will also be provided with post-race food and beverages.

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