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The Jingle 5K Run
LARGEST 5K RACE IN SARASOTA & MANATEE COUNTIES! 


One of the largest and most cheerful 5K races in the area, The Jingle 5K is a race that runners and walkers participate in year after year. Last year we had over 1,900 registrations!

Runners are outfitted with jingle bells and laces, which we supply. There is festive, holiday music along the course and live music at the finish. When you're done racing, enjoy the huge post-race party including food and adult beverages (with proper ID). 

The 5K evening course is runner friendly with ambient street lighting and portable light units at turns and water stop, Eleven Deputies to insure safety, Two water stops, snow machines and music.

The Jingle 5K features a wave start based on a runner’s predicted finish time for safety. Runners can then pace themselves with their contemporaries. The first 2,500 runners receive a Leslie Jordan Long Sleeve moisture wicking shirt  Colorful award tiles three deep for categories 9 and under, then 10-14; 15-19 and five-year age categories to 80+. Overall M/F winners receive New Balance running shoes courtesy of Fit2Run. Master; Grand master; Sr Grand Master, and Veterans M/F winners receive 6" custom tiles and gift certificates.

The Jingle 5K benefits the Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary's Nursing and Health Careers' Scholarship Program. The Lakewood Ranch Medical Center Auxiliary is a 501 (c) (3) non-for-profit public charity.

Registration fees

The Jingle 5K Run

Price changes in 4 months 24 days
  • Be part of one of the largest chip-timed 5K runs in Sarasota and Manatee Counties!

    1. $35.00
      Now registering May 11 – Dec 14
      Register
    2. $40.00
      Dec 15 – Dec 20

Dr. Mac's Santa Kids Dashes

Price changes in 4 months 24 days
  • Kids' Dash Distances (by age): 100 Meters (3-4 years old) 200 Meters (5-6 years old) 400 Meters (7-9 Years old) 800 Meters (10-12 Years Old)

    1. $11.00
      Now registering May 11 – Dec 14
      Register
    2. $11.00
      Dec 15 – Dec 20

The Jingle 5K Walk

Price changes in 4 months 24 days
    1. $35.00
      Now registering May 11 – Dec 14
      Register
    2. $35.00
      Dec 15 – Dec 20

Event Schedule

  • December 20 4:00 PM EST - Race Day Packet Pickup and Registration Opens

  • December 20 6:00 PM EST - Dr. Mac's Santa Kids' Dashes

  • December 20 7:00 PM EST - 5K Race Start

Contact Information

Event Location

Lakewood Ranch, FL, USA

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