5K & Kid K Jingle Bell Run FAQ

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(Find our general Jingle Bell Run information like locations, times, pricing, parking, contact info, etc. by CLICKING HERE.)

*Basic Registration Edits and Verification*

Runners may change the basic registration details, verify registration, transfer a registration to another runner, and resend a confirmation email with no cost.

  • All basic edits must be completed by DEC 4th.
  • A few examples of basic edits include: email, address, phone number, birth date, gender, shirt size, etc.
  • You can take care of BASIC REGISTRATION EDITS by CLICKING HERE, and choosing the option that pertains to your situation.
  • You can VERIFY REGISTRATION by CLICKING HERE
  • DEC 4th you will not be able to make T-shirt size changes or transfer registration to another runner without contacting the race director.

Common Questions with the Answer Being Yes!

  • May I run with a stroller and not have to register the children in the stroller?
  • May I run with a dog on a leash?
    • Strollers and dogs please remain towards the back of the start group for safety.
  • Is there a place for me to store my coat, bag, keys, etc.? –Runner’s closet near registration however, we are not responsible for lost, left behind, or stolen items.
  • Will you have vendors providing b-fest sandwiches, water, and hot chocolate to runners?
  • Is the race on rain or shine?
  • Is this race chipped/timed?
  • If I cannot run/walk may my sister/brother/friend/child/husband/cousin take my place? – (SEE ABOVE ABOUT TRANSFERRING REGISTRATION)
  • May someone else pick up my packet?
  • Can I pick up my packet in race tent 6-11pm of festival each night?
  • If I cannot make the race may I pick up my packet Dec 3rd in the race tent that night?
  • Can I use the free entry any night of the festival once I pick up my packet?
  • Is it okay to dress in holiday attire?
  • Will I receive a Technical T-shirt, chipped bib, free entry into festival, safety pins, and jingle bells in my runner packet?
  • Is the course certified?
  • Is there holiday music on the race course?
  • May I walk this race if I am not a runner? –We have a huge group of walkers.
  • May I park at the San Marcos Activity Center, Library, and downtown parking spaces race morning?
  • May my friends, mother, cousin, spouse, come down and cheer me on?
  • If my questions are not answered may I contact the Race Director?

Common Questions with the Answer Being No.

  • My dog is well behaved may he run off a leash?
  • May I leave my kids at registration while I run/walk?
  • May I run with my bib anywhere other than on the front of my shirt?
  • May I have a refund if I cancel my registration before the race for any reason?
  • Is this a closed course? -However, we have over 20 SMPD, several Rangers, and loads of

San Marcos Runners Club, and community volunteers to guide you.

  • Are there refunds for cancellation due to severe weather or an act of God?