One of the largest and most cheerful 5K races in the area, The Jingle 5K is a race that runners and walkers participate in year after year. Last year we had over 1,900 registrations!
Runners are outfitted with jingle bells and laces, which we supply. There is festive, holiday music along the course and live music at the finish. When you're done racing, enjoy the huge post-race party including food and adult beverages (with proper ID).
The 5K evening course is runner friendly with ambient street lighting and portable light units at turns and water stop, Eleven Deputies to insure safety, Two water stops, snow machines and music.
The Jingle 5K features a wave start based on a runner's predicted finish time for safety. Runners can then pace themselves with their contemporaries. The first 2,500 runners receive a Leslie Jordan Long Sleeve moisture wicking shirt Colorful award tiles three deep for categories 9 and under, then 10-14; 15-19 and five-year age categories to 80+. Overall M/F winners receive New Balance running shoes courtesy of Fit2Run. Master; Grand master; Sr Grand Master, and Veterans M/F winners receive 6" custom tiles and gift certificates.
The Jingle 5K benefits the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary's Nursing and Health Careers' Scholarship Program. The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary is a 501 (c) (3) non-for-profit public charity.