2023 Event is Scheduled for December 17th!

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Get Ready for Christmas in Hawaii with Some Holiday Fun!

Jingle Bell Beach Run Costume Contest

Since 2005, the Sunday before Christmas in Hawaii has become known for Kona’s popular holiday themed 5k running event – the Jingle Bell Beach Run. Taking place in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, participants of all ages, fitness levels, and running abilities gather to show off their holiday spirit with unique costumes and running attire.

Christmas in Hawaii - Kona 5k Run Event

If you are planning to spend Christmas in Hawaii, and will be on the Big Island  – then this is truly a fun family Hawaii activity in Kona that you should come out for! This 2023 event is scheduled for Sunday, December 17th in Kailua-Kona. | Register Online Now | Frequently Asked Questions |

Top three best dressed will win fabulous prizes from our Sponsors. Must walk or run with your costume to be eligible.

Need some costume inspiration? View our gallery pages from previous years to get an idea of some of the incredibly creative holiday attire that have been worn.  And remember, since Christmas in Hawaii is warm and sunny, the possibilities are endless! Some of the standout Christmas costumes have included; full-sized reindeers, larger than life snowballs, walking Christmas trees, and of course many Santas!

Not everybody wears a costume. Many participants simply wear holiday “colors” red, white, green, etc.  The most important thing is you show up to have fun! IE – No Grinches allowed!

Please keep in mind when considering a costume, you will be walking and/or running it it! So, design accordingly (Make sure you can easily move, your vision is not impaired, and your costume cannot injure or harm others in anyway).  Let’s have some fun, but please be safe. Mahalo!

And as a reminder, we (and the rest of the world) would love to see your costumes in action! Please be sure to share your Jingle Bell Beach Run on our Facebook and/or Instagram pages – and use #jinglebellbeachrun

Facebook: @JingleBellBeachRun  Instagram: #JingleBellBeachRun