Masters Athletes, put this one on your calendar for November 2015!
The 14th annual Jameson 5K Run was held on Saturday, November 8th at Southwestern University, in Georgetown, Texas. The race honors the memory of Jaysn Jameson and proceeds benefit the Jaysn Jameson Memorial Scholarship Fund at Southwestern University.
Race organization was excellent. There was plenty of parking, great directions to the race through the campus, and race day registration was quick and painless. It’s not a big event (216 finishers,) but you would never know it from the number of volunteers and the amount of food, drink and give-a-ways that were provided by the community.
The course ran through part of the Southwestern campus and incorporated the Blue Hole Hike/Bike Trail. The streets were blocked from traffic and the course well populated with volunteers to cheer and assist where required. The course was not flat, but the hills were pretty short and gradual.
Masters divisions were M 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-74, 75 and above, F 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70 and above. Just about 50 percent of the participants were Masters Athletes, and they were a fast group! There were a handful who ran the 5K in sub 20 min.
All in all it was a great course, excellent race organization and a fast, fun crowd with lots of Masters Athlete participation. This one definitely goes on the calendar for next year.