Apple Capital Jingle Bell 5K Run

Jingle Bell 5K RunThe second annual Apple Capital Jingle Bell 5K Run will be held Saturday, December 21st. The event will begin with a 1/2 mile Frosty’s Fun Run for Kids at 8 a.m. and the 5K at 8:30 a.m. Both runs start and end in front of the Old Court House Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudoun St. Registration in advance is $35 for adults and $10 for the Fun Run. Registration on Friday and on Race Day is $39 for adults and $15 for the Fun Run.

This will be the 2nd Annual race to be held annually on the last Saturday of December before Christmas. All proceeds go to the Winchester Youth Development Center and Shenandoah University Track and Field.

Chip timing will be utilized and the start/finish area will have a DJ and music.

There will be a post race party and award ceremony at Piccadilly’s Public House included with your entry fee.

Packet pick-up will be at Wilkins Shoe Center on the Downtown Mall from 5-7pm on Friday, December 20th.  Packets will also be available from 6-7:45am on Saturday, December 21st at the start/finish line. Your packet will include a technical race tee, bib number, timing chip, and discount coupons to downtown vendors.

New for 2013, the Frosty Fun Run is a great opportunity to bring the kids out for some exercise and good clean fun.  The fun run is approximately .5 miles, and travels down the Loudon Street Mall to the finish line.  The run is open to kids ages 5-12, and each child will receive a t-shirt and finisher ribbon.

COURSE:

5k Race starts and ends at the Civil War Courthouse on Loudon Street in Old Town Winchester. The course is flat and fast through Downtown Winchester. Course map available here.

AWARDS:

5K

Overall Male and Female:

  • 1st – $300 and Engraved ‘Jingle Bell’ Trophy
  • 2nd – $150
  • 3rd – $75
  • 4th – $50
  • 5th – $25

Age Groups:

Medals to top 3 in following age groups (No duplicate awards)

  • 17 and Under
  • 18 – 30
  • 31 – 40
  • 41 – 50
  • 51 – 60
  • 61 and Over

Frosty Fun Run

The top three finishers in each division (5-7 year olds and 8-12 year olds) will receive medals.

Event schedule and times

  • 6:00 AM – Packet Pickup and Registration Open
  • 7:45 AM – Packet Pickup and Registration Close for the Frosty Fun Run
  • 7:55 AM – Final Fun Run Instructions
  • 8:00 AM – Frosty Fun Run Begins8:15 AM – Packet Pickup and Registration Close for the 5k Race
  • 8:25 AM – Final 5k Race Instructions
  • 8:30 AM – 5k Race Begins
  • 9:45 AM – Awards Ceremony at Piccadilly’s

For more information and to register, visit the Elite Race Management website.

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