The “Forever Fighting Meningitis” 5K in memory of Jessica Elkins benefitting the Limestone Area Community Foundation Scholarship and Meningitis Awareness Fund will be held on September 23, 2017 at 8:00 a.m.
Market St. W
Athens, AL 35611
$30 – This fee includes a t-shirt
*Note: if you register after September 13, 2017, you are not guaranteed a t-shirt with registration!
Early Packet Pick-Up:
Friday, September 22nd
5:00 PM- 7:00 PM
Athens Square (In Front of Trinity’s of Athens)
Day of Event:
Saturday, September 23rd
7:00 AM- Packet Pick Up And Registration
7:50 AM- Registration Closes
8:00 AM- 5k Begins
9:15 AM- 5K Awards – There will be a balloon release celebrating the memory of Jessica’s 25th birthday (9/23) at the conclusion of the awards ceremony.
Top 3 Male/Female Overall
On September 23, 2017 her family will be hosting the Jessica Elkins "Forever Fighting Meningitis" 5k in downtown Athens, Alabama. All of the proceeds will go to the Limestone Area Community Foundation which will be deposited into the account in memory of Jessica for scholarships (currently at Athens High School and Athens State University and will be implementing for Limestone County Schools for the 2017-2018 school year), spreading awareness of meningitis, and offering free vaccination clinics to aid in preventing meningitis!
Top 3 Male/Female in Age Groups
Jessica Elkins was a beautiful, energetic, fifteen-year-old cheerleader at Athens High School when she suddenly contracted bacterial meningitis. Jessica was transported to Children's Hospital in Birmingham, but sadly she passed away a few short days later on December 26, 2007. Since then, Jessica's family has been diligent in raising money and awareness for meningitis awareness and prevention.
AAA Realty & Auction, Gregg Crow Custom Homes
All-Star Plumbers, Inc.
Athens Sign Company
Brian C.T. Jones, District Attorney
Carla Lawrence Photography
Cast Products, Inc.
Davis and Reese General and Cosmetic Dentistry
Grayson Bailey Landscaping & Design LLC.
Grayson Carter and Son Contracting, LLC.
Hometown Grocery, Jefferson Street
Hometown Grocery, US 31
Jerry and Barbara Smith
Kuttings by Kevin Lawncare
Limestone Smiles of Athens
Martin and Cobey Construction Co., Inc.
Martin and Hubbs, Inc.
Mays Computers & Outdoors
Ming Commercial Real Estate Group
Morell Engineering, Inc.
Sanders and Lucretia Woodruff
Sweet Thymes Bakery and Meals To-Go
Syndesi Solutions, Inc.
Trinity’s of Athens
West End Outdoors
*If you are interested in sponsoring this event, click here!