• 4th ANNUAL JK5K

    & 1 MILE BIRTHDAY RUN/WALK

    Sunday, August 11, 2019
    9:00 a.m.
    Benefiting the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust

  • 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!

  • RACE DETAILS

    Sunday, August 11, 2019

    7:45 AM Registration Opens - Race Day Registrations are Welcome!
    9:00 am 5k / 9:05 AM 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

    10:00 AM Raffles and Awards

    ENTRY: $25 pre-race fee for both 5k and 1 mile Birthday Run/Walk.
    $30 after July 31, 2019 and on race day. Kids under age 8 are $15.
     

    AMENITIES: T-shirt guaranteed to all pre-registrants before July 31.

    We will do our best to accommodate those registering after that date, but no guarantee!

    Refreshments, toilet facilities, music, plus 25 amazing raffle baskets, from TVs to Target Gift Certficates worth
    $100+ and even Apple Airpods. Bring extra cash for raffle tickets!
     

    DON'T FORGET: In Ian's Boots and Preston's Pantry Project
    We will be collecting gently used shoes of all kinds, for In Ian's Boots. We love to support our friends and local charities who have suffered loss, yet do great things to honor the memory of their love ones ❤️In Ian’s Boots will greatly except any gently used shoes, but are in need especially of soccer cleats sizes 5 through adult! Just bring them along with you the morning of the JK5K and there will be a bin to place them in.

    We are also honored to be collecting donations at the JK5k for Preston’s Pantry Project. This tragedy has touched the Karnchanaphati family in such a way that many can’t understand unless you lived through it. The support from the community always amazes the family - how everyone can come together and help. ❤️ We will have collection boxes available at our event, so if you can donate of the household or pantry items on this site, please bring to the race! #PrestonsPantry


    Timing and results by Second Wind. Rain or shine.

    Location

    Optimist Football Field - Windlestrea Neighborhood

    Anthony "Tony" Gambone Sports Complex

    132 Chalet Rd Gilbertsville Pennsylvania United States 19525

    Directions

    The course is primarily paved FAST & FLAT! GREAT place to PR!

    Awards

    Awards for the 5K-Run Top 3 male & female finishers plus top 3 in age categories:

    14 & Under

    15- 19

    20–29

    30-39

    40-49

    50-59

    60-69
    70+

    Family Fun

    Music and Food and Raffles, Oh my!

    AFTER PARTY: Directly following the race, come enjoy refreshments, food, music, NEW inflatable obstacle course and moonbounce, 25+ AMAZING raffles and more! We will be handing out the awards at this time.

  • 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.

     

    This year we will hold our 4th Annual "JK" 5k and Birthday Fun Run on Sunday, August 11, 2019, We will hold a run/walk each year during the month of August to honor Jacob, as we remember his smile and celebrate his life on his birthday.
     

    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.

     

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

  • REGISTER AT THE RACE!

    Registration will be closed on Wednesday, August 8 but we definitely welcome race-day registrations at the Registration Tent!

     

    You can print and mail the registration OR sign up online. Register before July 31 for guaranteed shirt and lower fee.

    NOTE: Online registration will include a small transaction fee.

    Download, print and mail registration form. Check or Money Order Made out to Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust.
    Mail to:

    JK 5k
    C/O Michelle Karnchanaphati
    PO Box 583
    Gilbertsville PA 19525–0583

     

    Unable to attend the race? Monetary donations are accepted at the above address as well. Thank you!

  • SPONSORS

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

    Interested in becoming a sponsor for our 4th Annual JK5K Event on August 11, 2019?

    Please review the sponsorship levels and then fill out the form with your information.

    Presenting

    Chris and Michelle Karnchanaphati

    Gold

    Friends of Jacob

    Adega Beer & Wine Making Supplies

    Wawa

    Tracy Devlin - Embrace the Journey Travel

    Sensational Skin, LLC

    Carol and George Vaszily​

    The Reinhart Family

    The Moeller Family

    The Lopata Family

    Joanne Fray

    Barry Marburger's Auto Service, Inc​

    AWard Printing

    Special Donations

    Boyertown Optimist

    Earl Elementary

    Tamara Proietto

    Malone Family

    Lisa’s Ultimate Image

    Tonette Hair Salon

    Body Kneads

    Janes Peace of Mind

    Marianne Merritt

    Hull Family

    Hovey Family

    Fortini Family

    Soccer Zone

    Weis

    Himalayan Salt Cave

    Giant

    Weick Family

    Ferraro Family

    Ziemak Family

    Heimbach Family

    Sensational Skin LLC

    AR Workshop

     

  • Sponsorship Levels

    We want to thank you in advance for considering a donation to our 5k race in support of the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust. By choosing one of our sponsorship packages, your generosity will enable us to continue supporting future Boyertown area high school students achieve their dreams of attending college.

     

    Please take this time to review the sponsorship levels. All sponsor logos are prominently featured on our website and social media with links, and will be recognized in print at differing levels.
    Print out sponsorship letter and form.


    Thank you so much in advance for your generosity and support. Our race could not be a success without our highly cherished sponsors. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact
    Michelle Karnchanaphati directly at 610-209-7402.

    Presenting ($2000+) (Limited)

    • Presenting sponsor will receive top billing on all race promotional material. This will include sponsor name and/or logo reference on race marketing materials, website and Facebook page, media press releases, and race day PA announcements as PRESENTER OF THE RACE.
    • Name and logo displayed on back of official event T-shirt, at top and largest print
    • Name and logo displayed on JK5k race website and on Facebook page; sponsor logo will be linked to sponsor website
    • Name and/or logo displayed on race registration and any print material advertising the race
    • Presenting sponsor recognition on PA announcements on race day
    • Presenting sponsor recognition on press releases to media outlets promoting the race
    • Name and logo displayed on all race banners promoting the race
    • 10 x 10 tent, one 8 ft table and 4 chairs on race day to promote your company (sponsor to provide own signage/banner for tent) 
    • 8 race entries and 8 official event T-shirts

    Platinum ($1000-1999)

    • Sponsor logo displayed on back of official event T-shirt
    • Sponsor logo displayed on JK.5k race website; sponsor logo will be linked to sponsor website
    • Sponsor logo displayed on race posters advertising the race (if received prior to printing deadline)
    • Sponsor mention on PA announcements on race day
    • Table and 2 chairs provided for race day to promote your company (sponsor to provide own signage/banner for table)
    • 6 race entries and 6 official event T-shirts

    Gold ($500-999)

    • Sponsor Name displayed on back of official event T-shirt in larger font
    • Sponsor Name or Logo displayed on JK5k Race website
    • Sponsor Name displayed on race posters advertising the race (if received prior to printing deadline)
    • Sponsor mention on PA announcements on race day
    • Sponsor may bring table and signage to promote company
    • 4 race entries and 4 official event T-shirts

    Silver ($250-499)

    • Sponsor Name displayed on back of official event T-shirt
    • Sponsor name displayed on JK5k Race website
    • Sponsor name displayed on race posters advertising the race
    • Sponsor mention on PA announcements on race day
    • Sponsor logo displayed on sponsor board
    • 2 race entries and 2 official event T-shirts

    Friends of Jacob ($100-249)

    • Sponsor logo displayed on JK5k Race website
    • Sponsor logo displayed at race day locations (board, raffle table, etc)

    Donations and Raffle Items

     

    We are honored and grateful to receive donations of any amount. Please note: Some gift In-kind sponsorships are available for Platinum, Gold, Silver and or Friends of Jacob sponsorships. These are limited to specific race necessities (t-shirts, printing, tent, signage, etc) and sponsorship package will be commensurate with value of in-kind donation.
     

    Donations of gift cards and gift baskets are incredibly appreciated and we are excited to add them to our raffle offerings. These are essential to creating the best event possible! Questions? contact Erin Hovey at erinhovey@comcast.net
     

    Can't attend the race, but would like to donate to the fund? Send checks or money order made out to The Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust :to:

    JK 5k
    C/O Michelle Karnchanaphati
    PO Box 583
    Gilbertsville PA 19525–0583

     

    Donors of all sizes will receive some recognition. The Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

     

  • 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.

    We congratulate the recipients of the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Scholarship.

    2016

    Sarafina Valenti - Penn State

    Adam Gilbert - Penn State

    2017

    Abrielle Houck - Alvernia University

    Erik Recke - Washington and Lee University

    2018

    Kylie Torrens - Kutztown University

    Jimmy Towers - McDaniel College

    2019

    Ryane Bernstiel - University of Delaware

    Margaret Kiene - West Chester University

    Colin Brisbois - Alvernia University

    Derek Dierolf - Penn State, Main Campus

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  • 2018 Race Thank You and Photos

    What a great day! The results far exceeded our expectations...more than $15,000 was raised from our 2nd Annual run! Thank you to all of our sponsors, volunteers, runners and walkers who came out by the hundreds to show their love and support for a family and to honor the memory of Jacob. What a birthday, what a legacy!


    Thanks to the wonderful team from Silver Orchid Photography who so beautifully captured this event. They did not miss a beat. Interested in purchasing a photo? Details can be found on their website.