Judith's Jig Memorial 5k is truly a special event because it celebrates the life of Judith Patterson Gilbert, whom many people in our community will never forget, including her BPW (Business and Professional Women's Club) sisters who organize this event. Judith belonged to many organizations and was one of the founders of High Tech Computing. Judith passed away on April 2, 2010 after an eight-month battle with pancreatic cancer, but leaves a legacy of kindness, caring and giving back.
BPW/PA is a statewide organization of over 1600 members in 75 local organizations and 12 districts throughout the state, working on all issues that touch women's lives and sponsor programs and scholarships to improve women's lives and careers.Our members come from many occupations and backgrounds who are making their voices heard in the workplace, the community, and the legislature. In addition, we are enabling the continuing education for women re-entering the workplace through scholarships and grants.
The Meadville BPW is comprised of professional women from the Erie, Greenville, Meadville, and surrounding areas. The chapter meets the first Monday of each month (except June and July) at Chovy's Italian Casual in Meadville. In addition to Judith's Jig, the Meadville BPW holds an event called Female Firepower, which brings together members and community members for a day-long informational event on important social issues affecting women as well as personal development. Female Firepower also provides an opportunity to network and become more familiar with our local professionals and business owners. The BPW also recognizes the struggle for women's pay equity with a small gathering each April and benefits local students with the Helen E. Remler (H.E.R) Memorial Scholarship Grant.
BPW Foundation is a nationally recognized 501 (c) (3) research and education organization, which supports workforce development programs and workplace policies that recognize the diverse needs of working women, communities and businesses.
Whether you're a sponsor, runner, walker or volunteer, you're helping to raise funds for causes that were very near and dear to Judith's heart*. For the past few years, Judith's Jig has benefited Crawford Area Court Appointed Special Adovocates (CASA), Women's Services of Meadville, and the Yolanda G. Barco Oncology Institute. We were proud to help fund the Kanzius Reseach Institute for the first few Jigs, and are thrilled that they are now working on clinical trials!
Once again the Judith's Jig Memorial 5K will benefit CASA and Women's Services, as well as The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (PanCAN) to "wage hope" against pancreatic cancer!
Crawford County CASA trains and provides citizen volunteers to advocate for the best interests of children involved in juvenile court proceedings primarily as a result of abuse and/or neglect.More About CASA
Women's Services of Meadville has been providing hope and resources for those affected by violence and advocating to end it since 1977.More About Women's Services
Let's wage hope against pancreatic cancer! PanCAN's mission is to take bold action to improve the lives of everyone impacted by pancreatic cancer by advancing scientific research, building community, sharing knowledge and advocating for patientsMore About PanCAN
*BPW reserves the right to reallocate the distribution of funds should a beneficiary change its mission, relocate outside the area and/or dissolve. A portion of the proceeds are retained by BPW to fund future Judith's Jigs.
Pre-registration (by Monday, February 22, 2021 to be guaranteed a shirt and for discounted registration price)—$20.00
Race Day Registration—$25.00
Shirts are guaranteed for registrations received by Monday, February 22, 2021. Shirts for late entries based on availability. Available in women's and men's S-XXL (Note: women's sizes run small)
Gold level benefits, plus:
• Large logo on shirts
• Four free runner registrations
Silver level benefits, plus:
• Small logo on shirts
• Booth space at Diamond Park
• Personal recognition
• Radio mentions
• Two free runner registrations
Bronze level benefits, plus:
• Name listed on shirts
• One free runner registration
• Company provided bag stuffers
• Listed in program
• Listed in program
• Healthy employees
• Race day recognition
• Listed in program
Contact us for additional information on the Business Wellness Program
Packet pickup will be Friday, March 12 from 4:00-5:30 pm and Saturday, March 13 from 9:00-9:45 am at: Douglas N. Smith Orthodontics, 296 Chestnut Street, Meadville, PA 16335.
*Drive-thru option available, masks required*
Virtual Race can be run Friday, Saturday or Sunday with results due by 11:59pm Sunday, March 14, 2021.
Results will be posted on runhigh.com on Saturday , March 20, 2021.
Age group awards for the top two male and female runners and walkers in the following age divisions: 1-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Awards will be available to be picked up at: The Law office of Harry White II, 918 Diamond Park Meadville, PA 16335 from March 20-April 1, 2021, Monday-Thursday between the hours of 8:00 am-12:00 pm and 1:00-4:00 pm.
Have a question about participating in the race? Looking for more information to become a sponsor? Please contact us using the form below, and someone from the Judith's Jig committee will get in touch!