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Jolly Jingle Jog (5K Fun Run)
December 1 @ 8:00 am - 10:30 pm
Plans for the Jolly Jingle Jog are underway for Saturday, December 1st, 2018! This will be the third running of the Jolly Jingle Jog, and is sure to become a well-loved and very popular Rockford tradition. It also may be thought of as the Run for the Pancakes, as we will run from Riverside Park in Rockford to the Crow River Christmas pancake breakfast, which will be held by YWAM again this year. The pancake breakfast is $5, so carry your cash with you.
Registration is a bag of groceries and other items which will be donated to the RiverWorks Food Shelf in Rockford. Below is the list of items that are especially needed this year. Each participant will be given a snazzy Jolly Jingle Jog buff to help keep your head and face warm! See a picture of this year’s buff below. Thank you so much for participating in this wonderful annual tradition!
The run starts at 9:00, but come as early as 8:00 to register, drop off your donation, and have some cookies and hot cocoa!
LIST OF ITEMS MOST NEEDED BY THOSE SERVED BY THE RIVERWORKS FOOD SHELF:
Personal Care Items
Shampoo & Conditioner
Soap (Bar & Liquid)
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
THE 2018 JOLLY JINGLE JOG BUFF is yours when you participate in and bring a bag of groceries to the Jolly Jingle Jog!
The 2017 Jolly Jingle Jog Buff!
We’re less than one week away from this wonderful event, and hope you join us for a great day of walking, running, and eating pancakes! The run is meant to promote staying active and healthy throughout the holidays and well as providing good food and much needed personal items for those in need. Each runner is asked to bring a bag of groceries as a RiverWorks Food Shelf donation. Below is a list of this year’s greatest needs. Thanks for checking in. Be sure to check back for more scoop!
Latest scoop: RiverWorks needs the following items:
Personal Care Items
- Shampoo & Conditioner
- Soap (Bar & Bottles)
- Toothpaste & Toothbrush
- Feminine Hygiene!
- Diapers & Wipes!
- Toilet Paper
- Brown Sugar
- Chocolate Chips
- Sweetened Condensed Milk
Arrive as early as 8:00 a.m. for registration, to drop off your RiverWorks donation, and to have some pre-run treats! We’ll start the run around 9:00 a.m. We will run up the River Road (County Road 20/Main Street), for about 2.5 miles. We then will take a left on 20th Street, the we’ll take a right to enter the beautiful tree-lined driveway of the YWAM location. It is approximately 3.1 miles to YWAM.
ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECEIVE A GREEN AND RED JOLLY JINGLE JOG BUFF!
There are no ribbons, awards, prizes or timing equipment. This is for fun – and pancakes! Come on out and enjoy getting active with your friends, family and neighbors!
Thank you for supporting our local food shelf!
2016 (last year) Jolly Jingle Jog Pictures and Information:
As a part of the Crow River Christmas celebration, Total Strength Fitness is hosting the JOLLY JINGLE JOG 5K fun run. The run will begin at the Riverside park in Rockford and will end at the pancake breakfast being held at the YWAM property on 20th Street! The pancake breakfast is only $5! 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: spaghetti sauce, chocolate chips, cereal, and hearty soups. Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness!
FREE JOLLY JINGLE JOG BUFF TO ALL PARTICIPANTS WHO BRING A BAG OF GROCERIES!