9th Annual Run for Jess

  • 09.03.2022 @ 10:00 AM
  • East Bridgewater, Massachusetts
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About This Event
The 9th Annual Run for Jess is in remembrance of Jessica Thurston, who passed away from breast cancer at the age of 29. Jessica fought her battle for 2 years but ultimately succumbed to the disease on 8/30/2013. Jessica was an an avid runner and lover of life. Please come join us on Saturday, September 3, 2022 to remember Jess, and help support the Jessica C Thurston Memorial Fund.

To honor her memory the Jessica C. Thurston Memorial Fund was established by her family and friends. By holding events throughout the year, and raising funds for breast cancer research it is our sincerest hope to one day put an end to this dreaded disease. We have also been able to support graduating students at the East Bridgewater High School with a scholarship in Jess's name.

The Jessica C Thurston Memorial Fund is a 501 (c) 3 charitable organization.
The Run for Jess is a 5k run/walk and a 1 mile walk.
Both events start and finish at the East Bridgewater Commercial Club.
Your registration includes race t-shirt if registered by 8/15/2022
Post Race Activities
Please join us after the race for a post race party, including BBQ, cash bar, music, raffle prizes, kids games and more!
More Information
As more information becomes available, we will update this page, as well our JCTMF webpage and Facebook (see links below). Please like our Facebook page to see the most up to date information!

Online and Day of Registration
Online registration prior to event is $30 for adults, $20 for children (ages 11-16)
**Day of event registration is $35 for adults, $25 for children**

The registration table (for day of registration and pre-registered packet pick ups) will close promptly at 9:30am to ensure the race starts on time. Please arrive on time!

Children 10 and under are FREE.
Course Maps
Sub Event Cost Distance
$30.00 5km
$30.00 1mi
$20.00 5km
$20.00 1mi
$20.00 5km
I agree that any and all representations made and releases, waivers covenants, consents and permissions given by me hereunder are given on behalf of me and any and all of my minor children or persons over whom I have guardianship participating in or attending the Run for Jess. WAIVER AND RELEASE OF LIABILITY I understand that the Run for Jess is a potentially hazardous activity, and I hereby voluntarily assume full and complete responsibility for, and the risk of, any injury or accident that may occur during my participation in the Run for Jess or while on Run for Jess premises (collectively referred to herein as my participation). I understand that during my participation, I will be using public streets and facilities where many hazards exist, and I am aware of and appreciate the risks that may result. I am also aware that accidents may occur during my participation that could result in serious injury or death. My participation is voluntary with knowledge of all such risks. In consideration for being permitted to participate in the Run for Jess, I hereby agree to assume all risks and to release, hold harmless and covenant not to sue the Run for Jess, The Jessica C. Thurston Memorial Fund, or any sponsors, officials, volunteers, participating clubs, communities, organizations, friends of Run for Jess, members of the medical team, and all other government or public entities including, but not limited to, the Department of Transportation, and affiliated organizations and all of the above-listed entities, respective directors, officers, agents, employees and members, and all other persons or entities associated with the Run for Jess (collectively, the releasees), for any claim, loss or liability that I may have arising out of my participation or any fund raising activities associated with my participation, including but not limited to, personal injury, death or property damage suffered by me or others, whether such losses, liabilities, or claims be caused by falls, contact with and/or the actions of other participants, contact with fixed or non-fixed objects, contact with animals, conditions of the Run for Jess premises, negligence or carelessness of the releases, risks not known to me or not reasonably foreseeable at this time, or otherwise. I intend by this Waiver and Release of Liability to release in advance, and to waive my rights and to discharge all of the releases from all claims, losses or liabilities for death, bodily injury or property damage that I may have, or which may hereafter accrue to me, as a result of my participation, even though that liability may arise from negligence or carelessness on the part of the releases, from dangerous or defective property or equipment owned, maintained or controlled by them or because of their possible liability without fault. I understand and agree that this Waiver and Release of Liability is binding on my heirs, assigns and legal representatives. I am physically capable of completing the event. I understand that it is recommended that I discuss my participation with my primary health care provider. If I am aware of or under treatment for any physical infirmity, ailment, or illness, I have discussed the event and my participation with my medical care provider(s) familiar with such condition and he/she has approved my participation. I will always maintain personal health insurance during my participation. I acknowledge that I, and I alone, am responsible for my personal health and safety, and the personal property I bring with me in connection with my participation. I will read the Run for Jess description and rules for my participation, and I will abide by all rules and regulations established by the Run for Jess organizers and personnel as well as the local vehicle code. I further agree that my participation is subject to the sole discretion of the event organizers, and that my participation may be limited for medical or other safety-related reasons. In the event of injury, accident, or illness during my participation, I consent to receive, and authorize Run for Jess organizers, officials, volunteers, participants, and spectators to use their discretion to administer first aid, medical care and/or medical treatment. If I am a volunteer, I understand that the Run for Jess consists of a variety of activities to prepare for and support the Run for Jess. These activities include working outdoors and may include lifting of heavy objects. I understand that The Jessica C Thurston Memorial Fund, and Run for Jess organizers reserve the right, in their sole discretion, to refuse registration and/or participation to anyone at any time before and during the Run for Jess. IMAGE RELEASE I understand that my name, picture, voice, or likeness, and information related to my participation in the Run for Jess (e.g., participant number, team name), whether the foregoing is captured by photograph, videotape, audiotape or any other recording, (collectively image) may be used for all promotional purposes related to the Run for Jess and their respective successors and assigns, sponsors, licensees, affiliates, and employees (collectively grantees). I hereby grant to the grantees the irrevocable, perpetual and worldwide right to (i) use my image in promotional materials or for any other legitimate purpose, (ii) create composite or computer-manipulated materials from my image, (iii) use, reproduce, publish, exhibit, distribute, and transmit my image in any media, including but not limited to print material, television, film, internet, DVD, and CD-ROM, and (iv) assign the above rights to third parties. I understand that I will receive no compensation in connection with the use of my image. I release the grantees from any liability, damages, or claims resulting from the use of my image, including claims for libel or invasion of privacy. I understand and agree that the terms of this paragraph are binding on my heirs, assigns, and legal representatives. In the event any provision of this Waiver and Release of Liability and Image Release is deemed unenforceable by law, (i) the Jessica C. Thurston Memorial Fund and/or the Run for Jess shall have the right to modify such provision to the extent necessary to be deemed enforceable; and (ii) all other provisions of this Waiver and Release of Liability and Image Release shall remain in full force and effect. I have carefully read this Wavier and Release of Liability and Image Release, fully understand its contents and agree to all statements of understanding set forth above. I hereby represent and warrant that all information that I supply in connection with my participation including in this Waiver and Release of Liability, is accurate and truthful and understand that the Run for Jess is relying upon this Waiver and Release of Liability and the representations made herein as a condition of my participation. I am aware that by signing this Waiver and Release of Liability and Image Release, I am waiving substantial legal rights, and knowing this, I sign it of my own free will without any inducement, assurance or guarantee being made to me and intend my signature to be a complete and unconditional release of liability to the greatest extent allowed by law.