Runners and walkers of all ability levels and ages are invited to participate in the 11th Annual Jingle Bell Jog at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Saturday, December 16, 2023. Ugly Christmas sweaters, Santa hats, elf ears, and anything that sparkles and jingles is highly encouraged! No pets please.
5K Run/Walk | All Ages | $35 ($40 after December 9)
5K Run/Walk – Team of 4 | All Ages | $30 ($35 after December 9)
Children’s Fun Run | Ages 6-12 | $20 ($22.50 after December 9)
Little Sprouts Fun Run | 5 & under | Free
Schedule & Course:
Gates open at 7:30 am. Runners can register and check-in at this time. A continental breakfast and children’s craft activity will be available in the Event Hall from 8:00 to 9:00 am.
5K Run/Walk: The Fayetteville Athletic Club will lead the warm-up stretch at 8:30 am. The 5K (all ages) starts at 9:00 am. This course starts & finishes inside the Garden and is out and back along the Lake Fayetteville Trail and the Razorback Greenway. The race will be chip-timed. Medals will be awarded and winners announced at 9:30 am. All race finishers will receive a finisher medal. Awards will also be handed out to the fastest girl/woman and boy/man runners in each age group.
Children’s Fun Run: The Fayetteville Athletic Club will lead the warm-up stretch at 9:30 am. The Children’s Fun Run (ages 6-12) starts at 9:45 am. This run is 1 mile and takes place inside the Garden. All race finishers will receive a finisher medal. The first 250 participants will receive a swag bag.
Little Sprouts Fun Run: The Little Sprouts Fun Run (ages 5 & under) starts at 10:00 am. The course is 3 laps around the Great Lawn circle. All participants will get a prize!
Register below or through runsignup.com.
Proceeds support the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks’ mission to provide education, entertainment and recreation to the Northwest Arkansas community.