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Florida State Fairgrounds4800 U.S. 301 Tampa, FL 33610
The teams from Wildside Online, Split Second Timing, and Exclusive Sports Marketing are proud to bring a signature holiday themed 5K to Tampa! Holiday running events have long become a popular theme in many cities throughout the world. So we figured, Why Not Tampa! This event is sure to become a signature Naples area event for years to come! So what makes the Jingle Bell Jog unique?! First and foremost, all participants will receive a Santa suit costume, featuring a hat, beard, jacket, pants and a belt; and of course Jingle Bells to attach to your running shoes! And yes, we expect everyone to wear it! The sights and sounds of thousands of bouncing and jingling Santas along the course will be memorable! Additionally, all finishers will receive a signature holiday themed medal. The event is open to both runners and walkers; adults and children. No matter how fast or slow you finish, you are guaranteed a Santa Suit, and a medal when you cross the Finish Line!
Have you been Naughty or Nice this year?! Hmmm… that’s for you to decide! Make sure to keep a sharp eye out on the course and look for the Mistletoe! You might be able to get some kisses along the way as you make your way through the course! Along the course Christmas Carolers will inspire you with their singing! We also encourage you to bring your dogs. They can get dressed up as well! After all Santa needs his reindeer, so dress up your pets as Santa’s Reindeer! And of course, bring your children! We have the Elf Dashes for the kids.
After the 5K, your little elves will take to a shortened course. Children ages 3-10 will participate in distance ranging from 100 meters to 400 meters, broken down into age groups. Children are also welcomed to participate in the 5K.
After the events join us for a Festive party, where we will feast on Egg Nog, Holiday Cookies, and Fruit.
Event details and schedule
Start Time: 7:30am
PLEASE ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 7AM!!
Where: Florida State Fairgrounds, 4800 U.S. 301, Tampa, FL 33610
Parking: There will be ample parking within the Fairgrounds.
Santa Suits: Make sure you wear your santa suit to the event so all everyone is in their Santa Suit!
ID: Please make sure you bring your government issued photo ID to packet pick up or you will not be issued your packet.