Old Bill’s Fun Run
Transitions Back to Virtual Celebration
On August 19, Community Foundation of Jackson Hole announced that the 25th annual, community-wide fundraiser, Old Bill’s Fun Run, will be modified in accordance with Teton County Health Department’s recommendations for large-scale events and Town of Jackson permit requirements. Old Bill’s has become one of the largest annual events in the Town of Jackson — attracting more than 3,500 people every September.
Considering the high rate of transmission of COVID in our community and the recent increase in the COVID-19 risk level from Orange (Moderate) to Red (High), the Community Foundation is taking steps to ensure the safety and welfare of the Jackson community by calling off its Run Day festivities including the 5k and10k Run/Walk and Nonprofit Village, which were previously scheduled for September 11.
As an alternative to our traditional Run Day, the Community Foundation and participating nonprofits will host socially-distanced, pop-up celebrations including Countdown Week (Sept 7-10) and a town-wide Scavenger Hunt on September 11th.
About Old Bill's Fun Run
In a typical year, Old Bill’s Fun Run starts and ends at Town Square and includes a 5K and 10K run/walk, as well as a highly competitive Diaper Derby. Winners of each race receive prize money to donate to their favorite nonprofits.
Of course, pandemic times are anything but typical! Decisions about how to safely celebrate Old Bill’s 25th anniversary are subject to public health metrics and guidelines. As an alternative to our traditional Run Day, the Community Foundation and participating nonprofits will host socially-distanced, pop-up celebrations including Countdown Week (Sept 7-10) and a town-wide Scavenger Hunt on September 11th.
In 2021, the four-week Old Bill’s Giving Season kicks off August 13 and closes on September 17 at 5PM.
Old Bill's 25th Anniversary
Old Bill’s 2021 dates and events are subject to change due to COVID-19. The fundraiser portion of Old Bill’s will take place regardless.
Why a Run?
Mr. Old Bill loves to run, and one day while on a run he got the idea for an annual community-wide fundraising event to benefit all local nonprofits.
Who Can Join?
Everyone is invited to enjoy Old Bill’s 2021 festivities, learn about local nonprofits and celebrate philanthropy.
When is Old Bill's?
Old Bill’s is a fundraiser held in Jackson, WY each summer. In 2021, the Giving Season runs August 13 – September 17. Please note that Old Bill’s events are subject to change due to COVID-19. The fundraiser portion of Old Bill’s will take place regardless.
Where in Jackson?
Old Bill’s 2021 festivities will take place at various locations around town. Click here for the latest schedule of events.