A Holiday Gift Wrapped as a Race
Now a 5K, 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 a holiday souvenir and post-race hot chocolate, the proceeds from this race fund youth running programs in schools all over the city!
Proceeds from the NYRR Jingle Bell Jog (5K) benefit NYRR's Youth Programs, which provide running programs and events for more than 267,000 children in schools across the United States.
Event hashtag: #JingleBellJog—use it in your tweets, Instagrams, and Facebook posts!
The 3.1-mile course takes place entirely within Prospect Park.
Mile 1: Start on Well House Drive and turn onto West Drive. Follow West Drive around Prospect Park Lake and continue on East Drive.
Mile 2: Head north on East Drive, reaching the two-mile mark just beyond the hill near Grand Army Plaza.
Mile 3: Follow East Drive as it becomes West Drive. Near the end of mile three, continue down the hill and turn left toward the finish just inside of Center Drive.
|Category||May 1–16||May 17– |
|NYRR Specialty Member*||$40||$50|
|NYRR Member Plus||$40||$50|
|NYRR Miler/NYRR 5K Member||$40||$50|
|NYRR 10K Member||$0||$0|
|NYRR Friend (non-members)||$40||$50|
Numbers (which include your timing tag) and souvenirs may be picked up at the NYRR RUNCENTER at 320 West 57th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues) on the following dates:
Show the QR code from your race confirmation email or your My NYRR account to pick up your race materials. Souvenirs are subject to availability; please note that souvenirs may not be available at race-day pickup.
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. If 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 Race-Day Central, 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 your QR code (printed or digitally). This policy is in effect for all NYRR races except 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 MTA's 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.
Are you interested in volunteering for this race? View the open opportunities at the Volunteer site.Sign Up to Volunteer
Check out our help center for information about our events.