Get ready to go for a run with other members of the San Antonio community and celebrate the holiday season. The Jingle Trail Run returns for 2017. You are sure to have fun while supporting a worthy cause and getting some exercise.
Where and When
The Jingle Trail Run will be on Saturday, Dec. 16, and take place at Eisenhower Park. Both the 5k and 1k will be within the park itself. You can already register online for the event, which will start at 8 a.m.
The 5k is $30 if you register before Dec. 14. Or you can register on the day of the race for $40. The 1k is just $15 if you register before Dec. 14 or $20 on the day of the race. There is also a family entry option where groups of at least four people get a $10 discount overall. Packet pickup is on Wednesday, Dec. 13, and Thursday, Dec. 14, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Although you don’t have to dress up to participate in the Jingle Trail Run, it is highly encouraged. Do something simple like wearing a pair of antlers or a Santa hat, or try running in a costume; just make sure you won’t overheat while running! Or you can just opt for a festive shirt or pin to spice up your outfit.
Shirts and Awards
Those who participate in the 5k and register by Dec. 11 will get a free shirt available in a range of sizes. Everyone who finishes will get a medal, as well. There will also be awards for the top overall males and females, as well as the first overall male and female masters. Plus, there will be awards for the top three females and males in eight age groups, which are divided by decades.
Support a Good Cause
The proceeds from this year’s Jingle Trail Run go to Any Baby Can. This is a cost-free wellness and health program to help those with developmental disabilities. The organization provides adapted fitness education, in addition to nutrition education and various community resources.
Participate in the Raffle
Whether you run in the races, you can choose to make a “Healthy Gift” donation and be entered for a gift basket raffle. The donations are accepted through Dec. 16 at any location of iRun Texas or on the day of the race. Just put your donation underneath the Christmas tree for Any Baby Can, and the families helped by the organization will get them. Or you can buy a raffle ticket for $5.
On the day of the run, let your vehicle from Red McCombs Ford take you to the event in San Antonio, Texas, and get ready to enjoy the morning.