Jingle Bell Jog 5k & Reindeer Run
December, 2018

Jingle Bell Jog 5k & Reindeer Run

Get out your holiday costumes, ugly sweaters and Santa hats and get ready for the jolliest run in Northwest Arkansas! The 7th annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Reindeer Fun Run will be hosted on Saturday, December 1, at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.

Runners and walkers are encouraged to wear their silliest holiday garb. The whole family is invited to participate in this all-ages event. Pets, however, need to stay home and keep warm.


Race warm-ups and stretching: 8:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.
5K (all ages) start time: 9:00a.m.
The Fun Run (under age 12) start time: 10:00 a.m.

COURSE: The 5K course begins at the Botanical Garden and travels out & back along the Lake Fayetteville Trail.  The kids’ Fun Run takes place inside the garden.  Ages 5 & under will be a half mile (4 laps) around Great Lawn circle. Ages 5 & up will be 1 mile on the garden’s paved and dirt trail.

Find the run/walk style that is best for you and get signed up. Runners and walkers who pre-register will receive a swag bag.
Registration is now open! Runners can register online at bgozarks.org. Sign up individually or form a team of 5. Registration fees increase after November 17.

Proceeds support BGO's mission to provide education, entertainment and recreation for the thousands of visitors and students who visit the garden each year.

About the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks:
The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a community-based nonprofit in Fayetteville, Arkansas.  Sitting on 44 acres on the east side of Lake Fayetteville, the Garden includes 12 display gardens and the state’s only butterfly house. For more on the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks go to bgozarks.org.

Additional Info

  • Event date: Saturday, 01 December 2018
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