2015 Firebolt 5K and Nimbus Walk

The Annual Firebolt 5K & Nimbus Walk

Saturday, October 17, 2015

5K starts at 8:30 a.m.

Mile walk starts at 9:15 a.m.

Witches and wizards of all ages can start their Harry Potter Festival celebration off with a beautiful run or a fun stroll through the autumn foliage. Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be given for the Best Costume Overall, Best Costume – 15 and under, and Best Costume – tandem/team!

The Firebolt 5K run begins and ends at the Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields on St. Martins Lane at Willow Grove Avenue. The Firebolt 5k is a professionally managed run with chip timing for all participants, but is open to casual runners.

The Nimbus Walk leads participants on a 1 mile walk to Germantown Avenue for the opening ceremonies of the Harry Potter Festival.

Register now!

And the fun continues on the J.S. Jenks grounds...

Jenks Academy of Witchcraft & Wizardry

Next to the wooden castles of the Children’s Playground, students of magic young and old can participate in Wizard Chess, play on bouncy castles, enjoy potions and a bite to eat, play themed games, or craft wands, and much more!

These events are held in association with the Chestnut Hill Business Association’s Harry Potter Festival. 

Interested in Volunteering to Help Make the Magic Happen?

Sign up to volunteer at the race and support our runner and walkers, or to help with the Jenks Academy of Witchcraft & Wizardry activities at the Jenks Playground.

Astronomy Night! Friday, April 24, 2015 at 7:30 pm

From the Franklin Institute:

What’s something universities, community centers, cemeteries, and wildlife refuges all have in common? A beautiful view of the starry night sky! Join the biggest stargazing party in the region as local astronomers at 25+ sites provide a tour of the cosmos. No gear? No problem! We’ll have telescopes and binoculars onsite.

Learn more about the Science Festival events happening at J.S. Jenks and in Chestnut Hill.

The Crossing @ Jenks - Saturday, April 18, 2pm

The Crossing @ Jenks
Saturday April 18th, 2015 at 2PM

Kile Smith/Ryan Eckes: May Day

The culmination of our year long collaboration. The Crossing Choir and Jenks students together in a new work composed for the occasion by Kile Smith on a poem by Ryan Eckes; both artists have worked extensively with the students, sharing the process and developing the talents of our next generation. Members of The Crossing have served as mentors in the rehearsal process, and the concert brings us all together for a joyful new discovery.

Complimentary tickets available at the door

With substantial support from:

  • The Presser Foundation
  • The Friends of J.S. Jenks
  • The Chestnut Hill Community Fund

Download the flyer here... Crossing Choir