Ford Elementary Jingle Jog 5K

Ford Elementary School
Acworth, GA 30101

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Event Description


The 13th Annual Jingle Jog 5K walk-run is a fundraising event to benefit the Ford Elementary School Foundation. The Ford Elementary School Foundation (FESF) established in 2005, is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing enhanced educational opportunities that otherwise would not be a part of the Ford Elementary School instructional program. These additional educational opportunities can only be funded through Foundation efforts, and not through the Cobb County Board of Education or our PTA. For more information about the FESF go to


The 5K will be on Saturday, December 2nd and begin and end in the Bus Port at Ford Elementary School (1345 Mars Hill Rd. Acworth, GA 30101). The race will kickoff with a Kids Reindeer Dash at 7:45am followed by the chip timed 5K beginning at 8:00 am.


The course is an out and back loop with rolling hills - exiting the Ford Elementary Bus Port, turn right on Mars Hill Rd., turn right on Fords Rd. with turnaround at County Line Road.


Awards will be given the for top 3 finishers of each age category for Male & Female. We will also award the top overall Male & Female winners of the race. 

The age categories are Kindergarten-5th grade, Middle School, High School, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70 and over. 


T-shirts are guaranteed to all registrations received prior to November 11th. 


There will be parking at Ford Elementary School - in the school lots as well as along the car line lanes entering and exiting the school.


The race will happen rain or shine. Be prepared to run in any weather. Only in the cases of extreme weather will changes to the race schedule occur. Please check your email on race morning for real-time updates on the status of the race if there is severe weather.


Online registration closes at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, November 29th. Race morning registration will be available from 7:00 - 7:40 am in the Ford Cafeteria.


No refunds or transfers from person-to-person or year-to-year are allowed. While we understand schedules change and things come up, we have a strict no-refund and transfer policy. Race Management reserves the right to cancel or modify the event due to extreme conditions such as weather. Registration fees are not refundable in the event of the race cancellation due to “Acts of God" or things outside of the control of the Race Director.  


Packet pick-up will be held in the Cafeteria on race morning starting at 7am. Some student packets may be available to be sent home with students the Friday prior to the race - details will become available closer to race day for Ford families.


Live Results will be accessible via QR code found on your race bib when you cross the finish line.  The race will be timed by Elite Race Timing. Each participant will receive a race bib with a timing chip attached to the bib. Results will be provided at the finish line and will be posted to Elite’s website immediately following the race at


There will be one water station on the course at the turnaround site on County Line Rd. Runners are encouraged to bring water bottles with them. Additional water and post-race snacks will be available at the finish line.


In case of an emergency, please immediately notify one of the on-site volunteers or a police officer.


Restrooms are available inside the school through the cafeteria entrance.


THANK YOU to our great event sponsors! If you are interested in being a sponsor, we have many sponsorship packages that will meet your needs. Please email to learn more. This race is not possible without our sponsors' support, so please support them year-round! 

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