One of the most cheerful and huge 5K races in the area. Runners are oufitted with Jingle Bells, laces and lighted flashers which we supply. There is Holiday music along the course and live music at the finish plus there is a huge post race party including adult beverages with proper ID. The Jingle features a wave start based on a runners predicted finish time for safety. Runners can then pace themselves with their contemporaries. The first 1,800 Runners recieve a colorful Leslie Jordan Micro-mesh wicking shirt excellent for training runs short sleeve after 1,800 registrations. Colorful award tiles three deep for categories 9 and under, then 10-14; 15-19 and five year age categories to 80+. Overal M/F winners recieve New Balance running shoes courtesy of Fit2Run. Master; Grand master; Sr Grand Master, and Veterans M/F winners reiceve 6" custom tiles and gift certificates.
The Jingle 5K benefits the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary and JoshProvides. The LWRMC Auxiliary provides scholarships to those wanting a career in healthcare; provides equipment, supplies to LWRMC that benefits its patients, guests and volunteers, plus supports Meals on wheels and FELT 'Feeding Empty Little Tummies'. JoshProvides is an epilepsy foundation with a mission to improve the lives of those who are affected by epilipsy or other siezure disorder. Both organizations are 501 (c) (3) non for profit public charities. To volunteer go to www.lwrmcaux.org
Event details and schedule
Early packet pick up and registration at Fit2Run Downtown Sarasaota Main Street Friday December 16 and Saturday December 17th ; Beginning Sunday December 18th through Wednesday December 21st packet pickup is at the UTC FIT2 RUN STORE during store hours. Race day at LWR Main Street commencing at 4:00 pm.
5K route proceeds off of Health Parkway next to LWRMC and to Town Center to Manor Ln and back. Plenty of parking in the east and west parking lots and on area streets. Arrive early and visit with the 40+ sponsors and street vendors on LWR Main Street. Free face painting for the children plus bounce houses.
There will be a parcel drop for participants at the Fit2Run tent. We are not responsible for belongings. Your bib number is your claim ticket.
Day of registration commences at 4:00 pm
- Children's Santa Dashes at 6:00 pm
- 3 to 4 years run 100 meters at 6:00 pm
- 5 to 6 years run 200 meters at 6:02 pm
- 7 to 9 years run 400 meters at 6:05 pm
- 10 to 12 years run 800 meters at 6:10 pm
- 5K Run/Walk 7:00 pm Wave start
- 28 minutes & under at 7:00 pm
- 28 to 35 minutes at 7:02 pm
- 35 to 45 minutes at 7:04 pm
- 45 to 55 minutes at 7:06 pm
- 55 + minutes and strollers or pets at 7:08
- One Mile Walk at 7:10 pm
Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary, Inc.