What is included with my registration?
For the $35.00 registration fee ($30.00 for military or teams of
3+ people and $5.00 for students), runners will receive a custom
Saint Martin’s Jingle Bell Run long sleeve race shirt, a jingle
bell to tie to their shoe, a race number, chip timer, and
sponsor goodies. Children 11 years old and under are free, but
will not receive these items. Not feeling up for a full 5k?
Registration includes an option to participate in the 1.5 mile
fun run/walk and still enjoy the sights of Saint Martin’s
University’s campus. Registration fees will increase on December
5 during packet pick-up to $45 per person.
Can I run with my dog?
Saint Martin's University has a NO DOG policy on campus for the
safety of their students and employees.
Can I dress up?
Yes! We encourage all Jingle Bell Run participants to get into
the spirit by creating a festive outfit for the race.
However, we discourage the use of glitter on your costumes.
This will allow our staff to quickly prepare for other events in
the Marcus Pavilion later that day. Thank you for your
Is there an age limit for younger runners?
No age limits! If they can cover the 1.5 mile fun run or the 3.1
mile course, they can absolutely participate with a parent or
guardian. Children 11 and under will not receive a race t-shirt
unless purchased online or on race day while supplies last.
Please remember that as soon as they turn 12 they will need to
register and have a race bib!
Is there a time for packet-pick up for the event?
Yes, you can pick up your packet that includes your race number
and t-shirt etc. on Friday, December 5 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Packets will be located in the Marcus Pavilion on
the Saint Martin’s University campus.
Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
At this time we ask that each runner pick up his or her own
packet. If you can't make it to pre packet pickup doors will
open at 8 a.m. on the day of the race.
What happens if I miss my race start time?
If you are registered for the 9:00 a.m. competitive 5k
run and you miss the start time, you may switch to the 9:45 a.m.
fun run/walk; however, your time will note show up UNLESS you
officially change your registration prior to the race. To change
your registration on the day of the race, please visit the
Jingle Bell Run staff at the check-in station to change your
registration AND your race bib number.
Can I switch start times on the day of the race?
If you decide you want to run/walk in a different race
than what you originally registered for, you must officially
change your registration and your race bib number. To do so,
please visit the Jingle Bell Run staff at the check-in station
on the day of the race.
What if I don't finish the competitive 5k course in
30 minutes or less?
The timing equipment will shut off after 30 minutes and
your time will not show up in the results.
Where is Saint Martin's University and where
is the race held on campus?
Martin's University is in Lacey, Washington which is
minutes from downtown Olympia and less than an hour from
Seattle, 30 minutes from Tacoma and two hours from
Portland, Oregon. For
directions use address 5300 Pacific Avenue
SE, Lacey, Washington, 98503 which will bring
you the start and finish line of the race, the Marcus
Where should I park?
spectators are asked to park in the Pavilion lots listed as N,O
and Q on the
parking map. The Pavilion lots are best accessed from
Pacific Avenue. Handicap parking spaces are available in the NE
Pavilion lot or N on the campus parking map.
What is the course like?
The Saint Martin's Jingle Bell Run is 100 percent on the roads
and trails of our beautiful, wooded campus. The course, designed
by our very own cross country coach, is a two loop race, with
each loop measuring 1.55 miles. Those who would like a less
rigorous run may choose to only run one lap, whereas runners
wanting to run farther may complete the entire 5k.
Can spectators attend the Finish Line Celebration?
Absolutely and we hope they will. The Finish Line Celebration
will take place within the warm Marcus Pavilion. Recharge after
the race with Christmas cookies and hot cider or cocoa. There
will even be an appearance from SANTA!
Are there refunds?
Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds. Just make sure you are
good to go before signing up. If for some reason you can’t make
it to race day, you can check-in and pick up your t-shirt and
race bag. Registrations are also transferrable.