JACKSON, Wyo. — In response to Teton County public health metrics, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole announced that it will not host the gatherings that were tentatively scheduled for Old Bill’s “Run Day Reimagined” on September 12. The Foundation will now present exclusively virtual and remote festivities on this date.
“Old Bill’s is a time of community-wide generosity,” stated Laurie Andrews, President of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. “This generosity also extends to embracing safety for the health of our community. Although we will miss gathering, the spirit of Old Bill’s is alive and thriving.”
September 12 “Run Day Reimagined” festivities will include:
(schedule with times forthcoming)
- 10 a.m. sharp (when the start gun would fire on a “normal” Run Day): Community members are invited outside to ring cowbells or bang pots and pans in unison. Make some noise for philanthropy!
- Old Bill’s themed radio program on 89.1 KHOL.
- A celebratory flyover by vintage fighter jet trainer.
- Virtual 5K: Community members are invited to run/walk/hike/bike the 5K route of their choice at the time of their choice. Route ideas will be available at oldbills.org in late August. Please wear your Old Bill’s gear and share photos and videos on social media with the hashtag #oldbills2020. Footage will be compiled into an Old Bill’s 2020 video, which will be broadly distributed during the final week of the Giving Season (September 14-18).
September 12 “Run Day Reimagined” festivities will be the culmination of “Countdown Week” (September 8-11), during which participating nonprofits will be spotlighted through a multi-faceted marketing and social media campaign. Details at oldbills.org.
Since 1997, Old Bill’s Fun Run has raised more than $173 million for Jackson Hole nonprofits. Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill donate $500,000 every year to challenge the community. Co-Challengers and Friends of the Match join them to create a matching grant opportunity that inspires others to give.
This year, widespread community participation in Old Bill’s is more critical than ever before. Local nonprofits are going to great lengths to continue to fulfill their missions under extremely challenging circumstances. Gifts are accepted between August 1 – September 18 at 5 p.m.