JK 5K and Birthday Fun Walk/Run: August 21-23
The Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust will hold the JK5K virtually this year. August 21st would have been Jacob’s 18th birthday. Join this virtual event from ANYWHERE during the weekend of 8/21 -8/23.
The race honors the memory of Jacob Karnchanaphati, who passed away in July 2015. Jacob was 12 years old, just completing his 6th grade year at New Hanover-Upper Frederick Elementary. He was greatly looking forward to entering his first year at Boyertown Junior High East.
Jacob will forever be remembered for his love of soccer (#3 on the field) and nick name, “JK”. He was a one-of-a-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 spread 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 fundraiser directly benefits students of Boyertown Area Senior High who plan to further their education. Since the inaugural race, 10 Boyertown graduates have been recipients of the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Award.
Even though we are not holding the traditional event, we are still happy to receive donations if you care to make one.
Checks may be sent directly to: Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust,
PO Box 583, Gilbertsville, Pennsylvania, 19525 or online at https://www.jacobk3.com/. If you are expecting a matching gift from your employer or it is a corporate donation, we encourage you to use the check option.
All proceeds of the race directly fund the Jacob Karnchanaphati Memorial Trust, a 501 (c)(3) organization.