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Jolly Jingle Jog (5K Fun Run)

December 2, 2023 9:00 am 11:00 am

The Jolly Jingle Jog is ahead!


Total Strength Fitness is hosting its seventh annual JOLLY JINGLE JOG 5K fun run on Saturday, December 2nd, 2023! The pancake breakfast is back, so we will be running to Our Father’s Lutheran Church, so we can refuel with pancakes! See below for more details about the pancake breakfast.

The Jolly Jingle Jog is a FREE event, however, we ask that you bring a grocery bag filled with food or personal items for our neighbors in need.  

The Jolly Jingle Jog will take place Saturday, December 3rd as part of Rockford, MN’s annual Crow River Christmas celebration. The fun run starts at 9:00, but come as early as 8:30 for same day registration, check-in, drop off your donation, and  enjoy some Christmas music and a warm fire!

  • Please register before Saturday, December 2nd, 2023!
  • Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m.
  • Pick up your 2023 Jolly Jingle Jog Christmas ornament
  • Bring a bag of groceries for RiverWorks Food Shelf
  • The run will begin at 9:00 a.m.
  • Start location: Riverside Park in Rockford.
  • Finish location: Our Father’s Lutheran Church 3903 Gilbert Avenue SE in Rockford.
  • Each participant will be provided their own sealed bottled water after crossing the finish line.


Bring a donation for Rockford’s RiverWorks Foodshelf as your entry fee.

Thank you for supporting our community and for staying active throughout the holidays!

The route is set! Here is the link to take a look at how we will be getting to our pancake breakfast this year! We will be doing a 5K distance, but we aren’t an official course. We are just looking to stay active and healthy through the holidays, and running a 5K is a great way to do that!

There will be no fee to participate in our Jolly Jingle Jog, as it is not meant to be a race, but rather a time to get together with other friends who enjoy moving on our own two feet. However, we do ask that you bring a bag of groceries for the RiverWorks Food Shelf to help our neighbors in need. Key items needed by the food shelf are listed below.

The Pancake Breakfast is Back!

Once again, Our Father’s Lutheran Church has stepped up to provide us runners (and anyone who participates in the Crow River Christmas celebration) with an awesome pancake breakfast! If you weren’t feeling too motivated before, you certainly must be psyched to run, now! The pancake breakfast is $5. If you would like to not worry about carrying money with you while you run, here a link to pre-pay for your pancake breakfast! What a great idea – thanks to Our Father’s Lutheran Church for making it easy for us!


FREE JOLLY JINGLE JOG GIFT FOR EVERY PARTICIPANT! This year we have another super cute commemorative Christmas ornament as a reminder of how fun it is to celebrate Christmas while also staying healthy and active! Supplies limited. Register soon to be guaranteed an ornament.

This year’s ornament is ready for you to see! Check it out – we think it’s super cute!

Here is 2022’s Jolly Jingle Jog Christmas ornament!

Here is 2021’s Jolly Jingle Jog Christmas ornament!

Below is the 2020 Jolly Jingle Jog Christmas tree ornament. This year’s ornament will be posted soon!


2020 Jolly Jingle Jog Donations to RiverWorks Food Shelf


Food Items

  • Snack Crackers
  • Chips
  • Fruit Snacks
  • Beef Sticks
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Brown Sugar
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Hershey’s Kisses
  • Miracle Whip
  • Mayo (smaller sizes)

Personal Items

  • Kleenex
  • Diapers
  • Lotion
  • Deodorant

Thank you for your kindness and generosity toward your neighbors in need.

2019 Jolly Jingle Jog Head Band

2018 Jolly Jingle Jog Buff

The 2018 Jolly Jingle Jog Buff!

The 2017 Jolly Jingle Jog Buff!

Thank you for supporting our local food shelf!

2023 Jolly Jingle Jog Pictures:


December 2, 2023
9:00 am – 11:00 am
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Rockford, MN 55373 United States + Google Map