Friends of J.S. Jenks 5K Run/ 1 Mile Walk in conjunction with the Chestnut Hill Harry Potter Festival.
The Firebolt 5k is a fundraising event organized by the Friends of J.S. Jenks, an independent fundraising organization of parents, teachers, administrators and community members dedicated to supporting programmatic and infrastructure development at the John Story Jenks Elementary School in Chestnut Hill.
The 5k Run and 1MI Walk will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, in association with the Chestnut Hill Business Association’s Harry Potter Festival. The 5K run will begin and end at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on St. Martins Lane at Willow Grove Avenue, while the 1 mile walk will lead participants to Germantown Avenue for the opening ceremonies of the Harry Potter Festival. Festival fun will continue at the J.S. Jenks Playground where children can participate in Wizard Chess and play on bouncy castles, among other fun events. Registration for the run will begin at 7:30 a.m. with a start time of 8:30 a.m. Walk registration will begin at 8:45 a.m. with a start time of 9:15 a.m. Cash or check for registration fees on race day.
T-Shirts are only guaranteed to pre-registrants.
* Prizes are being awarded to the top finishers in all categories and for the best Harry Potter costumes.