The Second Annual Jogging For Jess Memorial 5k

Saturday, August 13, 2022
by Jennifer Castillo-Gervasi

The Second Annual Jogging For Jess Memorial 5K is this morning at 8:00 AM at Tusculum University campus. The fundraiser celebrates the birthday and memory of Jessica Colter. It includes a 5K run and walk with numerous activities for all ages to enjoy. The price is $25 per person for in-person or virtual racers. Registration is available online at Participants will receive a t-shirt and the first 300 finishers will receive a special commemorative medal.

Jessica was born on August 24, 1999 and raised in Camden and Greeneville. She was a 2017 graduate from Greeneville High School and was on the Dean's List in Nursing School at ETSU. Jessica enjoyed running 5Ks with her Sole Sisters Running Group. On December 6, 2020 an automobile accident ended her life at 21 years old. After her death, friends and family raised money for a scholarship in her memory.

The Memorial started in 2021 as a way to celebrate her life and provide additional funds to The Jessica Colter Memorial Scholarship. The Scholarship is a volunteer-run non-profit in Greeneville and provides annual financial scholarships to deserving and driven students pursuing a medical career. Its purpose is exclusively charitable.

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