A Holiday Gift Wrapped As A Race
This festive family favorite is more than just a road race, it's also a celebration and a fundraiser for NYRR's youth programs. Not only does your entry fee snag you jingle bells for your sneakers and post-race hot chocolate, the proceeds from this race fund youth running programs in schools all over the city!
Give the Gift of Running
You can make a child’s holiday truly special by donating $25 toward a pair of new sneakers for a Young Runner or Mighty Miler. Donors will also get a special item to wear on December 3 (in addition to your jingle bells). You can donate at checkout, through our donation page, or during bib pickup. Learn more about the Sneaker Drive.
The Reindeer Run Is Back!
If you missed the stampede in 2015, be sure to catch the excitement at this year's Reindeer Run. The fun kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with 10 rolling starts (of up to 50 kids each). Cheer kids on as they dash nearly 3/4 of a mile in an out-and-back course that starts and finishes at the Jingle Bell Jog finish line on Center Drive. Everyone can come early to support all the youngsters, including NYRR Mighty Milers from Brooklyn schools, as they cross the finish line!
Proceeds from the Jingle Bell Jog benefit NYRR's Youth Programs, which provide running programs and events for more than 215,000 children in schools across the United States.
Event hashtag: #JingleBellJog—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
Live unofficial results are available during the race at liveresults.nyrr.org. Features include leaderboards, map tracking, and an individual runner search that can be shared on Facebook and Twitter. Tell your friends and family to follow your progress, and because the system works great on mobile devices, you can get unofficial results right after the race!
Mile 1: Start on Center Drive and head east for about 500 yards to the Prospect Park loop drive. Turn left, then climb the only serious hill—about a half-mile long—which crests just before the one-mile mark, near Grand Army Plaza.
Mile 2: The next mile is generally flat as the loop drive curves left, parallel to Prospect Park West.
Mile 3: A long downhill flattens out at the southern corner of the park. Curve left again, with Prospect Park Lake on your left, and continue on gently rolling terrain, passing the three-mile mark alongside Parkside Avenue.
Mile 4: Return to Center Drive and turn left to retrace your first 500 yards to the finish.
|Category||July 7-20||July 21-|
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$40||$50||$55|
|NYRR Member Plus||$40||$50||$55|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$40||$50||$55|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$40||$50||$55|
Numbers (which include your scoring tag) and souvenirs may be picked up at the NYRR Running Annex at 322 Columbus Avenue (between West 75th and West 76th streets) on:
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Please pick up during the week to avoid crowds on race day. Race-day lines may impact your ability to get to the start on time.
If you've already made a donation to our Sneaker Drive, or you plan to do so in person, you can get your special souvenir at the NYRR Running Annex during race pickup hours. Just meet us when you come to get your race materials, and tell us you've made your donation!
On race day, pickup will be at the registration tent at the Nethermead in the center of Prospect Park near the start/finish from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Bag check, locIf you plan to check a bag on race day, please be sure to allow yourself enough time to get to the start.
Bag check, located at the western end of Center Drive, will be open from 7:30 to 11:00 a.m. If you wish to check a bag, please allow extra time for bag check and security.
If you're unable to pick up your race materials, a friend or family member can pick up for you; the person will need to know your full name and date of birth. This policy is in effect only for our weekly races, not for the United Airlines NYC Half or the TCS New York City Marathon.
Awards will be available to the top three men and women overall, as well as in age and gender groups as explained in this article. A list of all award winners will be posted in the results for each race.
Follow The Weekender schedule to plan your race-day transportation.
If you bike to the race, please follow our bike parking guidelines.
All race information is subject to change.