Ocean City Today

Winterfest of Lights Jingle Bell 5K at Northside Park

By Kara Hallissey | Nov 30, 2017

(Dec. 1, 2017) Jingle Bell 5K participants have the opportunity to run through the Winterfest of Lights, this Sunday at Northside Park on 125th Street, from 5-6:30 p.m.

“No one is allowed to walk through the lights [while in normal operation any other time],” said Chris Klebe, event organizer. “This is a good experience with family and friends. You run through twice and then get to ride on the tram and celebrate the Christmas holidays with family.”

Participants will run or walk through the Christmas lights display twice. When it concludes, hot chocolate, cookies and a long-sleeve T-shirt will be waiting at the finish. All runners will receive a free ride on the Winterfest Express.

During the post-race party at Abbey Burger on 126th Street, the first-place male and female finishers in seven age categories will be presented awards.

The cost to participate is $40 for adults and $25 for runners 12 and under. Registration will be held inside Abbey Burger from 3:30-4:45 p.m. on Dec. 3.

Organizers encourage participants to bring a toy for the Toys for Tots Program.

“Everyone has such a fun time and we had 230 finishers last year,” Klebe said. “It is nice to see parents enjoying a Sunday evening with their kids.”

For more information, visit www.octirunning.org.

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