Jingle Bell Run 5K & Kids 1K

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2021 Event Details

Event Date


Event Times

5k begins at 9:00am
Kids 1k begins at 10:00am

Point of Contact

Rebecca Rounds

The Sights & Sounds of Christmas Jingle Bell Run 5K will race through San Marcos’ beautiful downtown and Historic District,. Runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to participate! Everyone will be given jingle bells to wear during the race and holiday attire is encouraged. The race will begin and finish at San Marcos Plaza Park at Hutchison & CM Allen and will feature Christmas music throughout the course.

Participants who are registered by December will receive a t-shirt; anyone registered after is not guaranteed a current year race shirt or size. The cost is $35 now through Race-day and will be $40 the day of the race.

Important Details

Packet Pick-Up

Next to the main entrance of Sights & Sounds 6-10PM each night during the festival at the 5K tent located outside and next to the main gates at CM Allen & Hutchison Streets.

*Entry into the festival is not required to pick up packet.

Drive-Thru Packet Pick-Up

Due to road construction on CM Allen, we will not have a drive-thru packet pick up this year. Packets are available each night of the festival at the 5K tent, as well as on race morning.

Awards Ceremony

The awards ceremony will be held at San Marcos Plaza Park following the Kids 1K. Top finishers in each category will be recognized at this time and door prizes will be given out.

Attire & Prizes

Make sure to wear your Santa outfit, as we will have a “Best Santa” Prize!  Most festive runner will receive a door prize!

Runner Bag

Pick up your runner bag prior to race day at the festival for a chance to win $550 in cash and prizes! If runner bag is not picked up by the start of the race on race day, it will be forfeited.

Register for 2021 now!

Online Registration

Online registration for 2020 is now available. Save money by registering early!

Information Changes

To make changes to your registration such as T-shirt size, gender, etc. please follow the link below.


To verify your registration information or resend a confirmation email, please follow the link below.


5k participants begin the run on race day

5k Jingle Bell Run


1k Kids’ Jingle Bell Run


(Stay connected-we will run promotions during the year)

*Registrants after Dec 3rd are not guaranteed a t-shirt size

Course Maps

5k Course Map

1k Course Map

Parking Map

Traffic Map

Frequently Asked Questions