2023 Event is Scheduled for December 17th!

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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)

A Unique Kona Running Event

5k Kona Running Event
Largest Kona Running Event

The Jingle Bell Beach Run began in December of 2005 to kick off Christmas week with a bang! This idea blossomed from the creative mind of Rani 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 to the top overall finishers and the top three best-dressed Christmas costumes. Raffle prizes follow the awards, so it’s tough for one to go home empty-handed! 2023 Registration Opens 8/15

Santa’s Keiki Dash

Free Kid’s Kona Fun Run

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!

Santa’s Keiki Dash – A Crowd Favorite!