Old Bill's Fun Run
Twenty-four years ago, an anonymous, philanthropic couple, fondly known as Mr. and Mrs. Old Bill, envisioned a collaborative event to support local nonprofits. For the first time, organizations came together in an efficient, unified fundraiser that raised awareness of community needs. Over the last two decades, more than $173 million has been raised for local organizations, and it has inspired similar events around the country.
About Old Bill's Fun Run
Old Bill’s Fun Run 2020, will take place this summer with considerable event modifications due to COVID-19. To ensure the safety and welfare of the Jackson community, the Community Foundation has re-imagined the “Run Day” component of Old Bill’s, which draws more than 3,500 people to the Town Square every September.
The six-week Old Bill’s Giving Season, which kicks off August 1, will be the most crucial fundraising effort in the event’s 24-year history. Many local nonprofits are facing severe budget cuts because of COVID-19 and its associated impact on operations.
“Community spirit and generosity are at the heart of Old Bill’s, and while we are modifying the event this year, we are keeping these two vital pieces front and center,” remarked Laurie Andrews, President of the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole. “Run Day may look a little different, but we hope that Old Bill’s 2020 will break all past fundraising records and make our community stronger than ever.”
Old Bill's Reimagined Details
Everyone is welcome to join in, show support for, and learn more about Jackson Hole’s nonprofits. Participation requires only your presence and a willingness to have fun!
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 welcome to enjoy Old Bill’s 2020 festivities, learn about local nonprofits and celebrate philanthropy.
When is Old Bill's?
Old Bill’s is a fundraiser held each summer. In 2020, the Giving Season runs August 1 – September 18. Virtual and remote festivities festivities will be held Saturday, September 12 as part of “Run Day Reimagined”. Click here to read more.
Where in Jackson?
In response to Teton County public health metrics, the Community Foundation of Jackson Hole 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.
Community members are encouraged to independently run/hike/bike/walk the 5K of their choice; Diaper Derby participants are invited to crawl a shorter distance such as 5 yards. Several 5K route ideas are available HERE. (Note: the Foundation is not collecting runner times.)
Check back for more information as event details are finalized.
Old Bill's 2020 Radio Program
An Old Bill’s themed radio program with emcees Clay Geittmann and Jim Auge. This segment first aired on 89.1 KHOL on September 12, 2020 at 10am as part of Run Day Reimagined.