Jingle Bell Rock Kid's 1K Fun Run

9:00AM PST - 11:30AM PST
Open to ages 10 and under.

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Lighthouse Point, Santa Cruz
710 West Cliff Drive
Santa Cruz, CA US 95060


Come and join our annual year end holiday event!

This is a benchmark event for us - we are retiring from the event production side of our company and this will be our very last produced event!  So please come out and give this event a big community send off. 

This event has always had a focus on community and participation versus competition!  The award structure is simple - top 3 overall in the 1K and 5K are eligible awards.  You will be able to select your option during registration.  The fun is not optional!  Everyone will have a great time.

We're expanding our outlook this year.  It's not just about toys.  It's about supporting a broader cause in our community.  Our beneficiary is still The Salvation Army of Santa Cruz County.  But our "ask" is changing a bit along with the times and needs of Salvation Army.  In addition to toys they really need blankets and gently warn coats to support the community.

At this time we are not planning on community drop off locations this year - everything will be collected at the race and given directly to Salvation Army at the event.

Still the same great race - a 1K for kids 10 and under and a 5K for kids and adults.  You can get some exercise before you head off to other holiday events! This event makes a huge difference in our community! Please come out and give all the support you can.

Kid's 1K will start at 9:00am, and will not be timed with the top 3 boys and girls under 10 receiving special recognition.  Each participant in the 1K will receive a jingle bell as a finisher's award. 

The 5K  will have an option to be timed and start at approximately 9:15 after the 1K finishes.  Runners will line up and go first, followed by the walkers.  If you have a stroller we ask that you position yourself appropriately for the run or the walk.

The course for this event can be viewed under the course map links listed on the menu above.  The course will be along West Cliff Drive from the Lighthouse by the Surfer Museum.

New This Year - Multi-Person Pricing for Families, Groups, and Teams

During registration you can register multiple people on a single registration. If you register a group of 2 or more each person registered will get a $5 discount off the event price.  You can mix and match 5K and 1K registrations.  No other group discounts will apply to the multiple registration discounts.

Award Categories

Top 3 Boys and Girls in the 1K

Top 3 Male and Female in the 5K (you must select timing option if you want to be eligible for an award). 

Plus the special fun award categories for the best dressed runner who comes decked out in holiday running wear, the best dressed team, the best holiday ugly sweater, and the best decorated stroller participant, and the best dressed canine running companion costume. We'll also do an award for the best volunteer outfits or team of volunteers! Get busy and get creative. See you at the Jingle Bell Rock.

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