Saint Martin's Jingle Bell Run

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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 cooperation.

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?
Saint 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 driving directions use address 5300 Pacific Avenue SE, Lacey, Washington, 98503 which will bring you the start and finish line of the race, the Marcus Pavilion.

Where should I park?
Runners and spectators are asked to park in the Pavilion lots listed as N,O and Q on the campus 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.