Kona’s Must-Do Running Event!
Join us for the Big Island’s premier 5k event, but register early because this event fills-up fast! Start time is at 7:30 AM SHARP on December 22, 2019 at the Coconut Grove Marketplace. Come out and have some fun! The 5k event encourages participation from all fitness levels and running backgrounds. You will have a blast – especially with the holiday costumes – a perfect addition to your holiday season! And for you parents out there…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).
When: Sunday, December 22, 2019 >> View Event Timeline
Where: Coconut Grove Marketplace, 75-5809 Alii Dr., Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
Start Time: 7:30 AM
Parking: Plenty of Space >> View Map
How to Register: Easy Online Registration >> Register Now
Cost: 5K Event ($30 – $45) – Depending how early you register!
Largest Hawaii Island 5k Run!
Only about 80 participants lined up for the event 15 years ago, but it has grown into the most prestigious and largest 5k event on the Big Island. But don’t worry, it’s really not that big! (Just Big for Kona Standards…)
And let’s be honest – a race wouldn’t be a race without some genuine competitiveness. Over the years, the Jingle Bell Beach Run has witnessed some stellar performances – check out some of the times – Top Overall Finishers.
Themed Event – Fun Christmas Holiday Costume Contest!
What makes this event so special are the hundreds of creative holiday costumes that participants wear. It’s truly an incredible parade of holiday fun! Plus, awards are presented for the top three best dressed Christmas costumes. And if you’re not a fast runner and your costume was junk, you still have a great chance to win one of the dozens of amazing raffle prizes! Seriously, it’s pretty hard to go home empty-handed at this event…
Santa’s Keiki Dash – Free for Kids!
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! They can do a 50-yard dash (1-2 years), a 100-yard dash (3-4 years), or a 200-yard dash (5-6 years.) Santa’s Keiki Dash starts at 8:30, following the completion of the Jingle Bell Beach Run 5k event. Kid’s event is either one, two, or three laps around the sandy volleyball court area. Parents can register their kids (free) on race morning at the start/finish area (Coconut Grove). Waivers must be signed for children. Bib #’s will be issued at registration.