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Jingle Bell Jog

December 20, 2024 Fayetteville, AR 72764 US Directions


5K Run/Walk

9:00AM CST

5K Team - 4

9:00AM CST

Adaptive 5K

9:00AM CST

Children's Fun Run - 6 - 12

9:45AM CST
Open to ages 6 - 12.

FREE Little Sprouts Fun Run - Ages 5 and Under

10:00AM CST
Open to ages 5 and under.


4703 N. Crossover Road
Fayetteville, AR US 72764


Runners and walkers of all levels and ages are invited to participate in the 10th Annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Children’s Fun Run on Saturday, December 16th, 2023. Ugly Christmas sweaters, Santa hats, elf ears – anything that sparkles and jingles is highly encouraged! The first 200 children (12 and under) will receive a swag bag. Light snacks are included the morning of the race starting at 8:00 am. Come run, walk and be merry!  No pets please.

All race finishers will receive a finisher medal. Awards will also be handed out to the fastest girl/woman and boy/man in each age group.

Proceeds support the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks’ mission to provide education, entertainment and recreation for the over 80,000 visitors and students who visit the garden each year.

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5K Course

The 5K course begins & finishes inside the Botanical Garden and is out & back along Lake Fayetteville Trail and the Razorback Greenway.

Event Timeline

Packet Pickup:

Participants may pick up their race packets on the Thursday or Friday before the event, December 15 & 16, from 9 am to 5 pm at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks, OR on the morning of the race, beginning at 7:30 am.

Race Day Timeline:

  • 7:30 am - Gates open.  Race check-in and registration begins.
  • 8:00-9:00 am - Continental breakfast and children's craft activity in the Event Hall
  • 8:30 am - 5K warm up stretch with Fayetteville Athletic Club
  • 9:00 am - 5K starts
  • 9:30 am- 5K medals giveaway
  • 9:45 am - Children's Fun Run warm up stretch with Fayetteville Athletic Club
  • 10:00 am - Fun Run starts


5K - First place Male and Female in the following cateogries

  • Overall
  • Under 14
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60+

Fun Run - top three finishers


  • 5K - Prize to be announced
  • Fun Run: Prize to be announced 
  • All finishers receive a medal


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