Jessica Elkins Forever Fighting Meningitis 5k

Athens, AL

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.

Athens Square
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
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. 

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! 


AAA Realty & Auction, Gregg Crow Custom Homes

All-Star Plumbers, Inc.

Applebee’s Athens

Athens Athletics

Athens Cheerleaders

Athens Pharmacy

Athens Sign Company

Bank Independent


Brian C.T. Jones, District Attorney

Carla Lawrence Photography

Cast Products, Inc.


Chic-fil-A, Athens

Clem Tire


Davis and Reese General and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dugger’s Florist

Eastside Pharmacy

Grayson Bailey Landscaping & Design LLC.

Grayson Carter and Son Contracting, LLC.

Hobbs Jewelers

Hometown Grocery, Jefferson Street

Hometown Grocery, US 31

Jerry and Barbara Smith

Kuttings by Kevin Lawncare

Limestone Smiles of Athens

L&S Ardmore

Lang Chiropractic

Maggie Woodruff

Martin and Cobey Construction Co., Inc.

Martin and Hubbs, Inc.

Mays Computers & Outdoors

Ming Commercial Real Estate Group

Morell Engineering, Inc.

Newby Farms

Osborne's Jewelers

Railroad Bazaar

Regions Bank

Sanders and Lucretia Woodruff



Sweet Thymes Bakery and Meals To-Go

Syndesi Solutions, Inc.

Trinity’s of Athens

West End Outdoors

ZTV 11



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When & Where

Sep 23, 2017


8:00 AM

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