Babcock Ranch will host its Fourth Annual Jingle Bell 5K and it's Inaugural Jingle Bell Half Marathon on Sunday, December 13. This will be an actual LIVE race. This will not be a virtual race. CDC guidelines will be adhered to. These will be updated as and when new guidelines are introduced.
Babcock Ranch is America's first solar-powered town located in Southwest Florida. It will eventually be home to 50,000 residents. The Half Marathon will start and finish in our gathering place; Founder's Square. The Half Marathon will start at 6.30 AM, and The Jingle Bell 5K race will start at :8:00 AM. There will be incremental starts for both the Half Marathon & 5K. Start times will be based on expected finishing time. Mini Corals will be in place. There will be no race day registration, but a week long "packet pick up," which will be the week preceding the race.
A very flat course with no hills only a couple of smaller low lying foot bridges. The Half Marathon course will take in the beautiful and scenic neighborhoods of Babcock Ranch, as well as Dick Cuda Trail and Sunset Park. There will also be 1.5 miles on our scenic Dr. Hammond Trails, which offers some of the most beautiful views in the area.
The 5K race will also start and finish in Founder's Square and will include one loop of Sunset Park on Dick Cuda Trail.
Custom medals for all finishers in The Half Marathon
Awards, 3 deep in 5 year increments for Jingle Bell 5K. (No finisher medals for the 5K)
Awards ceremony 3 deep in each age group, in 5 year increments - Half Marathon. (Awards ceremony dependent on restrictions in place at the start of the race)
Awards ceremony location to be determined.
Both events will include awards, as follows:
Overall winners, male and female
Masters, Senior Masters, Senior Grand Masters
75 and over
Of course no half marathon would be complete without Beer at the finish line, and of course great post race food! (Sponsors to be confirmed.)
Early Packet Pick up available week commencing Monday, December 7 - Saturday, December 12
Lake Babcock Drive,
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM