Saint Mary's School, 900 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27604
Last year over 2,300 runners and walkers took part in this event. Costen Irons led all finishers in 16:30. Tina Walowski led the women in 18:46. Sandy Roberts holds the event record of 15:05 set in 2012. Melissa Hardesty set the women’s event mark of 17:54 in 2013.
The race starts and finishes on Hillsborough Street, in front of Saint Mary's School.
The one-mile fun run/walk (not timed) is the first event of the morning beginning at 10 am. The 5K starts at 10:30 am, and the Reindeer Dash for kids ages 6 and under begins at 11:15 am.
In the 5K, participants have a choice of either entering as a competitive entrant or as a recreational entrant. Competitive entrants will be used a timing chip, will receive an official time in the results, and be eligible for awards. Recreational entrants will not be timed, but can see their finishing times on a digital clock at the finish line.
The Jingle Bell Run 5K is also the 15th event in the sixteen-race Second Empire Grand Prix Series. Runners who participate in these races accumulate points and are awarded money and prizes at an awards banquet held at the Second Empire Restaurant in January. For more information on the Series, go to http://www.secondempireseries.com/.
Race packets can be picked up and late entrants can register on race day at St. Mary’s School beginning at 8:30 am OR at any of the pre-race packet pickups listed below:
Tuesday, November 29 from 5-7 pm at EarthFare, 921 Morrisville Parkway in Morrisville
Wednesday, November 30 from 5-7 pm at Omega Sports, 314 Crossroads Blvd #2120, Cary
Thursday, December 1 from 5-7 pm at Capital RunWalk 430 Woodburn Road, Raleigh