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Race Preview: 2016 Jingle Bells Run (Eugene)

Ring in the holiday themed race season with the fun-filled  Jingle Bells Run in Eugene.  Held on the first Saturday of December, be sure to be there with bells on!  If you can't find any, bells will be provided for the event.  Post event festivities include a pint for those 21+ at  Ninkasi Brewing tasting room after awards.

Run Oregon was at the event last year and enjoyed the beautiful course and a special candy cane scavenger hunt.  There’s a little something for everyone with several race distances being offered.  Walk or run a 5K on the south side of the Willamette river or run an 8K on the bike paths of Maurie Jacobs Park, crossing the Owosso Bridge and heading south to the Greenway bridge for a short out and back ( 0.27 miles) and heading to the finish.  The 12K is a combination of both the 5K and 8K course (with a smaller “out and back” section than the 8K).     Start and finish will be held at Maurie Jacobs Park, but pre race packet pickup (as well as day of race registration) will be held at the beneficiary, Parkside Community Preschool.

Race Details:

When:  Saturday, December 3
10:30- 11:45 am- Day of race registration and packet pickup (located at Parkside Community Preschool)
11:45 am- Kids Jingle Bell Jaunt
12:00 pm- 12K run, 8K run and 5K run/walk

Where:  Maurie Jacobs Park in Eugene, Or.

Registration:  $25 through December 2nd (though participants 17 years and younger or 60 years and over can deduct $5).  Add $5 for day of race registration.  Kid’s fun run is free for children 10 years and under.  You can register in three ways by either registering in person at Eugene Running Company (until 7pm, December 2nd) or just a click away to Register online or print a registration form to mail in.  Tech shirts are available for an additional $12 before Nov. 28th.

Website:  Level 32 Racing

About Robin York (151 Articles)
Robin grew up as a couch potato and did everything she could to get out of exercise, until one day a good friend would not stop talking about this fun 5k race she was doing. Finally Robin got off the couch and trained for this "fun" race using C25K (couch to 5k program). After crossing that first finish line, she kept going and became a "runner". After losing 80 lbs, gaining health, a love of being active and setting a healthy example for her husband and kids, she thinks she'll stick with this whole "running thing".

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