Race updates and additional fundraising opportunities
    will be announced by March 2021. Check back to learn about new and exciting plans for Summer 2021!
    All efforts benefit the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust

  • Thank You


    What a turnout. Nearly 200 people walked or ran for the JK5K and Birthday Fun Run.

    Your support, participation, time, and generosity continue to overwhelm us.
    We enjoyed seeing your photos on social media.

    Thank you and we look forward to continue celebrating Jacob's legacy in 2021!

    Media Coverage from Berks-Mont News

    Participant Photos on our Facebook Page

  • Raffles

    Thank you to everyone who participated in our highly successful online basket raffle!

    Check back for our 2021 Online Basket Raffle this summer.


  • Donate Now

    Checks may be sent directly to:
    Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust,
    PO Box 583, Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, 19525


    Secure online donations are accepted using our online partner below. Please note: there is a nominal convenience fee of 2.2% for the online gift. If you are expecting a matching gift from your employer or it is a corporate donation, we encourage you to use the check option.

  • About Jacob

    The "JK" 5k and Birthday Fun Run will be held in memory of Jacob Karnchanaphati,

    who passed away in July of 2015. Jacob was 12 years old and a 6th grader at

    New Hanover Elementary. He was greatly looking forward to entering his first year at Boyertown Junior High East.


    This fundraiser benefits students of Boyertown Area Senior High who plan to further their education. All proceeds directly fund the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust,

    Jacob will forever be remembered for his love of soccer and nick name, "JK". He was a one of kind kid, who had his own style, and wasn't afraid to "tell it like it is", which made him so funny.

    One of the most treasured memories that Jacob has left us with is the laughter he brought to everyone around him. He is greatly loved and missed by all of his family and friends, and will remain in the hearts of all of those who were lucky enough to know him.


    Last year we held a virtual 5th Annual "JK" 5k and Birthday Fun Run Friday-Sunday, August 21-23, 2020, We will host a run/walk or significant event each year during the month of August to honor Jacob, as we remember his smile and celebrate his life on his birthday.

    This fundraiser benefits students of Boyertown Area Senior High who plan to further their education, All proceeds directly fund the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Award, so that we can continue to help students every year.


    The Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust is a 501 (c)(3) organization.

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  • Sponsors

    We encourage all of our participants to check these great businesses/organizations below.

    Interested in becoming a sponsor for our 5th Annual JK5K Event on August 23, 2020?

    Contact Michelle at michellek2361@comcast.net


    Chris, Michelle and Josh Karnchanaphati



    Joe & Marsha Boyer

    Susan Boyer

    Pottstown Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery​

    Pottstown Area Health & Wellness​

    Costco Wholesale


    Mary Jaronski, Realtor, Realty One

    Jim and Janice Mains


    The Malone Family

    Steven & Melany Bailey

    The Rothenburger Family

    The Lopata Family

    The Reed Family

    Friends of Jacob

    Barb Bigler
    Kendra & Rob Thorton

    Kevin and Rachell Karnchanaphati
    The Merritt Family
    The Dornblazer Family
    George & Carol Vaszily

    The Willson Family

    The Flack Family

    The Rigg Family

    The Lewis Family

    The Hovey Family

    The Monka Family

    The Gallant Family

    The Monte Family

    Mike Minarcik

    The Moeller Family

    The Wenger Family

    Megill Realty Group, Inc

    Ronald and Carol Pelletier


    Special Donations

    Tamara Proietto

    Lisa's Ultimate Image

    AR Workshop - Gilbertsville
    The Heffentrager Family

    GlowGetter Sunless Spray Tanning

    Kris Stone

    Jennifer Schankweiler

    Stacia Wenhold

    John Huges

    Lou Ann Basile

    The Drury Family

    Kathy Trefz

    Mel Recke

    The Koch Family

    The Coyne Family

    The Black Family

    Mary Kay & Donnie Hiembach


    Mimay Barnes

    Fortini Family

    Stacy Brennan


  • Scholarship Info

    This fundraiser will benefit students of Boyertown Area Senior High who plan to further their education, All proceeds directly fund the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Award, so that we can continue to help students every year.


    Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Award Purpose, Criteria and Process (Read Before Applying)


    2021 Scholarship Application


    We congratulate the recipients of the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Scholarship.


    Sarafina Valenti - Penn State

    Adam Gilbert - Penn State


    Abrielle Houck - Alvernia University

    Erik Recke - Washington and Lee University


    Kylie Torrens - Kutztown University

    Jimmy Towers - McDaniel College


    Ryane Bernstiel - University of Delaware

    Margaret Kiene - West Chester University

    Colin Brisbois - Alvernia University

    Derek Dierolf - Penn State, Main Campus


    Dylan Drury - Penn State University Park

    Landon Wenger- West Chester University

    Ryan Foskey - Lock Haven University

    Andrew Benning - University of Pittsburgh

    Jacob Groff - Penn State University Park

    Aimee Toscano- Washington & Jefferson

    Morgan Kline- Penn State Berks

    Raeanne King- Shenandoah University

    Madison Monka- Penn State Berks

  • Meet the 2020 Award Recipients

    Ryan Foskey '20

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    I will be attending Lock Haven University this fall. I will be majoring as a Physician Assistant, and will also be playing soccer. I've played soccer since I was five years old, and played on the high school varsity team for three years.

    Drew Benning '20

    Next fall I will be attending the University of Pittsburgh where I plan to study business. I have been playing soccer for 13 years, and I was on the high school varsity team for three years.

    Morgan Kline '20

    My name is Morgan Kline and I am planning on attending Penn State Berks where I’ll major in Kinesiology and play soccer. I’m hoping to become either a physical therapist or nurse. During high school I played soccer, basketball, and lacrosse. I was also in NHS, green cord, and link crew. I enjoy being out in nature, painting, and spending time with my friends.

    Dylan Drury '20

    My name is Dylan Drury and I will be attending Penn State University Park. I am majoring in Biomedical Engineering.

    Maddi Monka '20

    My name is Maddi and I will be playing soccer at Penn State Berks in the fall where I plan on majoring in Communications. I’ve started on the varsity high school soccer team for the last four years. In school I am apart of NHS and FBLA

    Landon Wenger '20

    Landon has been playing soccer since he was four years old. He played Varsity soccer for three seasons, and captained the team during his junior and senior years. Landon plans to attend West Chester University in the fall, where he will major in Health and Physical Education. He will play for the men's soccer team.

    Aimee Toscano '20

    Aimee will be attending Washington & Jefferson College to major in Chemistry and Physics and to play DIII soccer. Eventually, she hopes to get her PhD in Quantum Chemistry and work at NASA..

  • Get In Touch With Us

    Feel free to reach out. Questions and comments are welcome.

  • 2019 Race Results & Photos

    2019 Photos

    We are honored and delighted to once again have Silver Orchid Photography as a sponsor. Their professionalism, passion and talent shine in these amazing photos. Thanks you Tara Lynn!