Registration opens for Jingle Bell Run in Lacey

Registration is open for those people who want to walk, run or stroll in the third annual Jingle Bell Run, a 5-kilometer race set for Dec. 6. The event will be held on the Saint Martin’s University campus in Lacey.

For the first time, participants can register as teams composed of three or more people. Organizers added that option to accommodate all the families and friends who want to participate together. Teams will receive a $5 discount per person.

Preregistration will end Dec.5. Check-in and day-of registration begins at 8 a.m. in the Norman Worthington Conference Center. Preregistered runners also pick up their packets from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Dec. 5 in the Worthington Center.

The competitive 5K race begins at 9 a.m. outside the Hal and Inge Marcus Pavilion. Participants must be able to complete the course in 30 minutes or less. The 5K fun run/walk and the 1.55-mile fun run/walk will start at 9:45 a.m. Finish-line celebrations, including Christmas cookies, cider and cocoa, will follow the races.

All proceeds will benefit Saint Martin’s Athletics.

Registration fees are: preregistration, $35; military/military dependents, $30; middle school, high school and college students (with valid I.D.), $5; day-of registration, $45; kids 11 and under, free (does not include the T-shirt, which can be purchased online before the race). Additional T-shirts are available for purchase while supplies last.

Parking is free.

You can register, and find more information, at stmartin.edu/jingleBellRun.