The 16th Annual Jingle Bell Beach Run
The ultimate Kona running event! Start time is at 7:30 AM SHARP with timing provided by JTL Timing Systems. The featured 5k event encourages participation from all fitness levels and running backgrounds. Great fun for everyone, family oriented – a perfect addition to your holiday celebrations! And parents…be sure to get your kids ready for ‘Santa’s Keiki Dash” – a popular fun Kona running event for children 6 & under! (50-yd, 100-yd, & 200-yd events)
Plus, after a two-year logistical break, we’re pleased to announce the return of the 1-Mile event for runners & walkers of all ages! This event has been a popular choice for many participants over the years – especially for kids who are either too old for Santa’s Keiki Dash – yet maybe not quite ready to tackle the main 5K Event.
A Unique Kona Running Event
The Jingle Bell Beach Run began in December of 2005 in an effort to kick off Christmas week with a bang! This idea blossomed from the creative mind of Rani “The RoadRunner” (Tanimoto) Henderson, who wanted to give the run a Christmas twist. With only a week to turn her idea into reality, the creation became an instant hit with the first annual Jingle Bell Beach Run held on December 18, 2005!
One thing Henderson strived for was to keep this run simple and fun. With that in mind, and together with the help of her husband Penn, it has grown over the last few years into a first-class event – one that participants remember, enjoy, and return year after year for more! In addition, awards are given out to the top overall finishers as well as the top three best dressed Christmas costumes. Raffle prizes follow the awards, so it’s very hard for one to go home empty handed! | 2020 Registration Opens 8/1 |
Santa’s Keiki Dash
A fun, free event for kids 6 & under. Parents are welcome to accompany their children. Non-competitive, no awards, just lots of fun with plenty of goodies! Features a 50-yard dash (1-2 years), a 100-yard dash (3-4 years), and a 200-yard dash (5-6 years.) Keiki Dash starts at 8:30, following the completion of the Jingle Bell Beach Run 5k event. Keiki Dash is either one, two, or three laps around the sandy volleyball court area – starting at 8:30, following the completion of the Jingle Bell Beach Run 5k event. Free registration on race morning at the start/finish area (Coconut Grove). Parents must sign a waiver for their child. Child Bib #’s will be issued at registration.
*Please Note: All Keiki participants MUST WEAR SHOES. Mahalo!