Jingle Bell Run - Manasota

5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL 34234

Running > 5k

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Event Description

Be there with bells on for the 1 in 4 Americans affected by arthritis! 

Join us for a FUN, FESTIVE and FAMILY-FRIENDLY event at Nathan Benderson Park with food & drinks (including beer w/ proper ID), amazing kid’s zone, entertainment, visits from Santa Claus, holiday-themed costume contests, fun post-race party, top team tailgate area, silent auction, and much more!

Official long-sleeve Jingle Bell Run shirt, jingle bells and access to all activities & post-race party for all participants! Fundraising rewards & awards and prizes for top teams & finishers.

There is 5k chip-timed route with age group categories and also a 1-mile option for runners or walkers. 

Online registration is open online until 12/12 at http://JBR.org/Manasota. Day-of registration is available starting at 5:00pm at the event on 12/13.


Be part of the longest-running, holiday-themed 5K race series anywhere – and fight with us to conquer arthritis! The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. Put on your favorite holiday costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. ’Tis the season to live it up and be jolly for a reason! Bring a team of friends, family and co-workers to run or walk, spread smiles and good cheer … and be a Champion of Yes! 100 percent of your registration fee and fundraising efforts go to this great cause.

Event details and schedule

The event is at Nathan Benderson Park. Day of registration and check-in will begin at 5:00pm. The 5k starts at 6:30pm. 1 Mile Walk immediately following. Complimentary parking is available on-site. Packet pick-up will be available prior to the race on 12/11 and 12/13. For all event details visit http://jbr.org/manasota or email mhughey@arthritis.org for additional information. 



  • Jacqueline Matter from ABC 7 will be joining us again this year as our mistress of ceremonies.
  • Christmas costumes and fun festive lighting is encourage for this evening race!
  • Timed Running services will be provided by the top timing company in the state, Florida Road Race Management.
  • Dogs Welcome!

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