More than 5,000 runners, including children of all ages and abilities, will don antler headbands, jingle bells on their sneakers, and other holiday gear as they participate in the annual NYRR Jingle Bell Jog on the morning of Saturday, December 3, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn. As part of the four-mile benefit race, NYRR is also hosting the “Reindeer Run,” a nearly three-quarters of a mile race for children ages 7-12. Holiday-themed running attire and post-race hot chocolate will contribute to the cheerful and jovial morning! Proceeds from the event benefit NYRR’s free youth running programs, events, and resources that serve more than 215,000 students locally and nationally, including more than 120,000 in New York City’s five boroughs.
8:30 a.m.: Reindeer Run’s rolling starts begin
9:30 a.m.: Jingle Bell Jog begins
Prospect Park, Brooklyn (the Nethermead, in the center of Prospect Park)—all races begin and end at Center Drive