Jackson Run turns 41 this Sunday

Published 9:39 pm Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Staff Report

The 41st Jackson Run will take place on Sunday, Sept. 29 at 4 p.m. Starting on the Stanford Road end of Chrisman Lane at the home of Elmer Jackson, the run is free to the public and will give t-shirts to the first 100 finishers. 

Two races will be held that day, both with the same starting and finishing point. The first race is a traditional 5K that spans the length of Chrisman Lane while the other is a 3.8 mile run that will go through a forest after a 2.5 mile run on the road.

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The course for the 3.8 mile run can be described by words often used by coach EG Plummer: “mostly flat with a few hills.”

There will be prizes awarded at the end — trophies, homemade bread by Judy Jackson, pear preserves made by Russ and Margo Goodwin and mini prizes awarded to children six and under who participated in the kid’s run.

There will also be a “bring your own” picnic with free drinks and food.

The Jackson Run is a family held event and serves as a way to introduce children to the joys of running. It is one of the oldest runs in the area.

For questions, call 859-236-9388.