It's time again to put on your running shoes, elf suits and toboggan caps to get ready for the always-entertaining 8th annual Jingle Bell Jog 5k and Children's Fun Run on Saturday, December 7th at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.
The 5K will begin at 9:00 am, the Children's Fun Run will start at 10:00 am. The 5K race will be chip timed. There will be a warm-up stretch led by a Fayetteville Athletic Club instructor at 8:30 am for the 5K and 9:30 am for the Children's Fun Run.
The 5K course begins & finishes inside the Botanical Garden and is out & back along Lake Fayetteville Trail and the the Razorback Greenway.
The Children's Fun Run takes place inside the garden. The first 200 children (12 and under) receive a swag bag.
Ages 4 & under ~ 1/2 mile (4 laps) around Great Lawn circle.
Ages 5 & over ~ 1 mile on the garden’s paved and dirt trail.
Participants can also pre-purchase a long sleeve t-shirt. All race finishers will receive a medal. Awards will be handed out to the fastest runners in each age group. Additionally, the overall fastest male and female will receive an award.
Packet pick up is available at Botanical Garden of the Ozarks on Friday, December 6, from Noon - 7:00 pm or race day beginning at 8:00 am.
Proceeds support the state's only Botanical Garden of the Ozarks’ mission to provide education, entertainment and recreation for the over 80,000 visitors and students who visit the garden each year.