EVENT SCHEDULE

ON SITE REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 4 P.M.
CHILDREN’S SANTA DASHESS BEGIN AT 6 P.M.
5K RUNNERS BEGIN AT 7 P.M.
ONE MILE WALK BEGINS AT 7:10 P.M.
FOLLOWED BY THE AFTER RACE PARTY!

FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2018

Dr. MAC’s Kids’ Santa Dashes begin at 6 p.m., the Jingle 5K Run begins at 7 p.m., and the Walk begins at 7:10 p.m.

Be part of the largest chip-timed 5KRun/Walk in Sarasota and Manatee Counties.  Move your feet to the Jingle Beat!  Join hundreds of runners and walkers who will hit the pavement this holiday season.  The Jingtle5K Race/Walk is a festive way to kick off the holidays while supporting the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center’s Auxiliary’s NEW Nursing and Health Careers’ Scholarship Program.  Just tie the Jingle Bells to your shoe laces, clip on a flasher, and you’re off!

Early packet and shirt pickup at Fit2Run Downtown Main Street, Sarasota Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15 till 6 p.m. Also, at Fit2Run at the UTC Mall store (next to Dillards ‘s) on Sunday, December 15 through Wednesday, December 19, store hours, and Thursday, December 20, until 5 p.m.

All participants receive Jingle Bells, Laces, and Lighted Clip flashers.  The first 1800 receive a Commemorative Leslie Jordan moisture-wicking shirt.

Enjoy a hugh post-race party and holiday festival on LWR Main Street with adult beverages with proper I.D.  Featured live entertainment.

Fit2Run CLUB members and local running club members receive a $5 discount when registering at a Fit2Run location.  At the Fit2Run UTC Mall location, you’ll also receive a FREE Smoothie, valued at $7 when registering.

Registration on Race day, Friday, December 21, begins at 4 p.m. on Lakewood Ranch Main Street.  Each 5K runner receives a shirt, bells, shoe laces, and a chip- embedded bib for the run.  The Race starts and finishes on Health Parkway.

The Jingle 5K is chip-timed by the Lakeshore Athletic Services (provider for the Chicago Marathon).  The race follows a race course from Health Parkway onto Town Center Parkway and back.  This festive holiday run comes complete with live music, elf-attired Marshalls, Santa Water Stops, and it finishes with a hugh post-race party.  The one- mile walk follows a less challenging course and WAVE start based on estimated finishing times for safety.

Dr. MAC’s Santa Dashes starts at 6 p.m. and features races for children of all ages.  The 3-4 run is 100 meters, the 5-6 run is 200 meters, the 7-9 run is 400 meters, and the 10-12 run is 800 meters.  Children participating in the 5K can also participate in the Santa Dashes for free!  Each child receives an event Dr. Mac T-shirt, finishers’ medal, bib, and goodie bag.  Top 3 finishers in all categories receive custom trophies.

Awards Top Male and Female finishers receive New Balance running shoes courtesy of Fit2Run.  Custom plaques and gift certificates will be awarded to Male/Female Master, Grand Master,
Sr. Grand Master, and Veteran runners.  Age group awards are 9 and under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-24, and five- year intervals to 80 plus.

5K runners receive a commemorative Jingle bib with a timing chip embedded.  Triple Challenge winners will receive commemorative medals and gift certificates.