Grab your sneakers and join in the fun at the 18th annual Jingle Bell Run, one of the highlights of the Nine Flags Christmas Festival.
The certified 5K run sponsored by R & K Distributors will start at 8:00 a.m. Saturday, December 6 in downtown Nacogdoches and will feature chip timing. The relatively flat course winds through the historic streets of Texas’ oldest town and past some of Nacogdoches’ attractions. The awards presentation will be held at approximately 9 a.m.
“The Jingle Bell Run is one of the most popular running events in Nacogdoches,” said Jannette Watts, Marketing Director for the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau. “It offers something for everyone from the avid runner to the casual stroller, and every year participants rave about how much they enjoy the 5K. Some people bring their pets and children. Some dress up in Christmas costumes, and some are experienced runners that have made the 5K an annual tradition.”
The early registration deadline is November 21 with regular registration being accepted through the day of the race. Fees are $20 for early registration; $25 for regular registration; and $10 for children 12 and under. Forms may be picked up at the Visitor Center, 200 E. Main, or downloaded at www.nineflagsfestival.com. You may also register online at www.onestoprace.com. Race-day registration will be from 6:45 to 7:30 a.m. at the Visitor Center. Pre-registered participants may pick their packets up early at the Visitor Center, 200 E. Main, on Friday, December 5 from 3:30-6:00 p.m.
The Nine Flags Christmas Festival is a celebration of Texas history and pays special tribute to the nine different flags that have flown over the oldest town in Texas. The festival will be held Nov. 21 through Dec. 13 in Nacogdoches, located about 150 miles north of Houston via U.S. 59. Platinum sponsors of the festival include Mike Perry Motor Company and Texas Farm Products.
For more information about the Jingle Bell Run or other Nine Flags Christmas Festival events, call 1-888-OLDEST-TOWN, log onto www.nineflagsfestival.com, or be our friend on facebook @ Christmas Celebration.