Saturday, December 7, 2013

Number 45 - 26th Annual Jingle Jog 5K

It's not too often when you show up at a race and find more people dressed in Santa hats or as an Elf than not :)  For race number 45, I did the 26th Annual Jingle Jog 5K and there were plenty of festive dressed people, they even gave us jingle bells for our shoes...

What I really like about this race, they encourage all to  purchase and bring an unwrapped gift to donate.  The Salvation Army truck is there, with the band playing Christmas songs.  It was just nice.

This is really just a fun race with a big theme - Christmas!  It is not a serious race (for those who actually do take racing these serious).  In other words I suspect one would not qualify their time in this race for the Peachtree Road Race.  The course started and ended in the Perimeter Mall parking lot, parking was super easy.

It was a quick course with many of the people just enjoying it - running, walking, jogging, it did not matter - folks were there for a fun time.

I was quite amazed at the sponsors at the end of the race - you could actually get stuffed partaking of it all:

Trader Joe's (hot cider!) with Santa and Mrs. Claus 
Firehouse Subs
Jim & Nicks Bar-B-Q, sliders & Brunswick Stew
Uncle Julio's
any many more!

I do  a lot of races and I do not think I've ever seen so many at a finish line.  It was nice of them to provide this.

After the race, it was still before 9:00 AM, had plenty of energy - headed up to Suwanee Greenway and walked another 12 miles.  The energy was gone after that!  It was a good morning.