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Jingle Bells Run
Date: Saturday, December 6, 2014
10:30am-11:45am - Race Day Registration & Packet Pick-Up
11:45am - Kids Jingle Bell Jaunt
12:00pm - 12K Run, 8K Run & 5K Run/Walk
Event Description: Start the holiday season with a scenic run or walk in this 11th Annual event, with proceeds benefiting the Parkside Community Preschool.
Distances: This event features an 8K (4.97 mile) run, a 5K run/walk and again this year a 12K (7.50 mile) run that will consists of both loops, minus a short section. Also the traditional Kids 400 meter fun run, the Jjngle Bell Jaunt.
Location: Maurie Jacobs Park - Eugene, Oregon.
Directions: In Eugene, take Chambers north, which becomes River Road. After Chambers becomes River Road, go .1 mile past the Northwest Expressway to the first street, which is Fir Lane. Turn right on Fir Lane and proceed to the park. In Eugene, from the north, take River Road south to Fir Lane and turn left, then proceed to the park.
Courses: The 8K run starts at Maurie Jacobs Park, follows the bike paths along the Willamette River, crosses the Owosso Bridge, proceeds south to the Greenway Bridge, has a short (1/4 mile) out and back section, then crosses the bridge and finishes. Click here for an 8K COURSE MAP. Click here for a PRINTABLE 8K COURSE MAP. The 5K course is entirely on the south side of the river. Click here for the 5K COURSE MAP. Click here for a PRINTABLE 5K COURSE MAP. Both distances have the exact same start and finish lines. The 12K will combine both the 8K and 5K courses, but with a shorter (.1 mile) out-and-back spur by Valley River Center, than the 8K distance. Click here for a PRINTABLE 12K COURSE MAP. The 12K has a .1 mile out-and-back section, while the 8K has a .27 mile out-and-back section.
Entry Fees: $20 adults, (Ages 17 & under AND 60 & over, deduct $5), through December 12th, at 11:59pm on 12/5/14. Add $5 on race day. The kids fun run is free for kids 10 & under.
Registration: In person at the Eugene Running Company (116 Oakway Center) through Friday, December 5th, at 12 noon. Printable entry form coming soon. Click below for online reg.
Packets available from 5PM-7PM at Sports Authority at Valley River Center on December 5th, and on race day, from 10:30am to 11:45am. At Parkside Community Preschool.
Awards: Awards will be presented in the 12K, 8K and 5K runs to the top three overall male and female finishers and the top three in each age group. All fun run participants will receive ribbons. All participants will be eligible for random prize drawings. Also, along the route, course marshals will be passing out special candy canes with secret prize codes - be sure to bring your cane to the awards presentation to see if you've won a unique prize.