Sat December 19, 2020 Bakersfield, CA 93311 US Directions
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Due to several requests we have extended our deadline to submit results to Dec 31st.  After that time results will be final and awards will be mailed to the winners.

We are sorry and extremely disappointed to report that we have been prohibited by Kern County Department of Health, due to Covid-19, to hold our Bakersfield Jingle Bell Run for Toys for Tots this Saturday.   

We will be converting our participants to our virtual run, as we have already purchased everything for the event including our goodies, which will be given out at our packet pickup this Friday.  Along with your event Christmas theme sweatshirt, finisher's medal, runner's bib and personal hand-sanitizer we will also offer participants a 20% discount voucher to next year's Jingle Bell Run event.  We hope you understand and that you can take pride in the fact this event will contribute much needed funds and toys to the Marines's Toys for Tots campaign.

Packet Pickup will be held:
Friday December 18th
Sole 2 Soul Sports
9000 Ming Avenue Ste. K-1, Bakersfield, CA 93311


We will be hosting our 3rd Annual Bakersfield Jingle Bell Run for Toys for Tots! The Jingle Bell Run will feature a Christmas designed Sweatshirts and Jingle Bells to all registered participants. The hope is to get each runner or walker to bring a new unwrapped toy and for doing so they will be awarded a Santa Hat! 

Special Pricing of $25 for Kids 9 and Under (Does not include the virtual option), discount automatically applied at checkout.

Let it Snow!

Let it SNOW! We are very excited to announce that we can predict snow at our Start and Finish line! That’s correct, we have the same technology that Disneyland deploys to bring snow to The Park at River Walk!  The 5K is timed with age group awards and 2 mile walk is not timed!  PLEASE!  For safety reasons dogs are not allowed!  Although strollers are welcome!

    ~Christmas Medallion
    ~Christmas themed SWEATSHIRT
    ~Jingle Bells to all participants
    ~Kids 9 and under $25
    ~Christmas Music
    ~Snow Flakes falling at the finish-line
    ~Santa Hat - To all participants that brings a Toy or Donates funds to Toys for Tots.
    ~Christmas goodie bag at the finish line

NO REFUNDS. Event goes on Rain or Shine.


The Park at River Walk
Bakersfield, CA US 93311
Covid-19 Protocols for Running Events

Protocols that MUST be agreed to during the registration process.  

  • At the time of the event if you are infected by COVID-19 or knowingly been in contact with someone experiencing any of the COVID-19 symptoms in the past 14 days you will withdraw from the event.
  • Per CDC regulations no youth competitions are permitted.  However, youths can still participate but no times or awards will be available.
  • No shirt exchanges permitted.
  • Arrival times will be issued to participants to maintain participant limits and promote Social Distancing.  DO NOT ARRIVE MORE THAN 5 MINUTES PRIOR TO YOUR START TIME.
  • You agree to a Contact-free temperature check prior to entering the event space. A person with a body temperature reading of 100.4 or more degrees will not be permitted to enter.
  • You agree to maintain a social distance of 6’ from others.
  • You are required to use facemasks when not running.
  • You will be released to run in 5-10 second intervals.
  • No spectators or guests will be permitted, unless a participating minor is being accompanied by a parent or guardian.
  • There will be no festival of any kind before or after event. No tables or chairs will be available.
  • There will be no awards ceremony or handing out of any awards. All awards will be mailed.
  • There will be no results posted at event site. All results will be available on-line and texted to participant.
  • Participants agree to leave event area immediately after completing event. You may not wait for a participant to complete their event.
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Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Bakersfield Jingle Bell Run for Toys for Tots.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
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