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Join us for the annual Run or Walk for JUMP on September 22nd at 10:00 am!

Join us for the annual Run or Walk for JUMP on September 22nd at 10:00 am!


The event includes an open 5K Run, a 1K Run for kids under 14, and a 1K Walk at North Beach (60 Institute Rd) in Burlington with “FREE PARKING”. This welcoming, flat course offers beautiful views of Lake Champlain and the Adirondacks. Participants can run or walk and fundraise, fundraise only, or just run or walk. This is a fun event for the whole family with many raffle prizes and refreshments!



5K                          Female and Male: 1st place and 10-year age groups – male/female

1K                          Girl and Boy: 1st, 2nd and 3rd places; ribbons for all participants

Fundraisers           1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes for both adults and youth for most money raised

Teams            Team - prizes for top fundraising teams

Raffles                   Each participant receives a raffle ticket for a chance at a great prize!

Free t-shirt             Walker or runner raising $50 or more

Free sweatshirt    Youth (high school age & younger) raising $150 or more; $250 or more for adults


Tips for Fundraising:  

Ask your friends, co-workers, and relatives to support the critical work that JUMP does by sponsoring you! Organize a team to run/walk for extra fun and more support for JUMP!


OPT TO REGISTER ONLINE: After registering online at FirstGiving:


...you can create your own fundraising page and email it to potential supporters. It’s easy, secure, and a quick way to reach out to many potential sponsors. Bring your registration form and donations (see form on reverse side) from your sponsors to registration (before 9:30am would be great!) on Saturday, September 22. Checks should be made payable to: JUMP.

Please mail donations received after the event to: JUMP, 38 S. Winooski Ave, Burlington, VT 05401


About JUMP’s Work in Vermont:

Celebrating a 30-year milestone in 2018, JUMP, the Joint Urban Ministry Project, has a dedicated history of helping to meet critical needs for families and individuals living in poverty throughout Chittenden County and Vermont. JUMP operates an emergency Drop-in Center in donated space at First Congregational Church of Burlington providing compassionate care, practical assistance and informed referrals to thousands of Vermont adults and children annually. Thanks to the generosity of more than 25 area faith communities, many individuals, businesses and foundations, JUMP is a reliable source of assistance year-round.


In 2017, JUMP assisted more than 2,100 adults and children as volunteers and staff distributed 5650 vouchers valued at $97,634. JUMP provided vouchers for much needed assistance with transportation, utility bills, groceries (including perishables not often available from food pantries), laundromat usage, prescription co-pays and helping those who need updated ID’s acquire them. At $30,000, the most requested voucher was for transportation gas assistance; plus $5,000 in voucher assistance for bus passes and bikes. Combined JUMP provided more than $35,000 for transportation assistance to help Vermonters impacted by poverty.  

    Click here to download: RUN Registration Form

    ***Registration Forms will also be available day of the race...arrive early***

    On this the 30th anniversary of JUMP… You can Walk, Run, or make a donation TODAY in support of RUN For JUMP. Please mail a checks to JUMP (38 S. Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT 05401) or donate on line  

    Made possible by: Event Underwriter: NBT Bank; to our Gold Sponsors: Lake Champlain Regional Chamber of Commerce, City Market, and Associated Grocers of New England; to our Sponsors: the Association of Africans Living in VT, Hannafords and J & M Groceries! Thanks also to our Supporters who provided great prizes for our fastest runners and highest fund raisers - and raffle prizes for many of our participants: Costco's, Fleet Feet Sports, Sunoco Gas Station and Zachary's Pizza.