Special Events

Jingle Bell Jog

The Campus Recreation annual Jingle Bell Jog is a 2.7-mile fun run or 1.5-mile walk open to all UNC-Chapel Hill faculty and staff. The event promotes physical activity, health and well-being and provides employees with the opportunity to contribute to the Glenwood Elementary Family Assistance Program by making a canned food donation. In addition, pet donations will be given to the Orange County Animal Shelter. Free refreshments will be provided for participants after the event.

In previous years, over 500 participants have completed the Jingle Bell Jog individually or as part of a departmental team. This event is rain, shine or snow! 

Date:  Friday, December 8, 2017

Time:  12:15 p.m.

Location:  Student Recreation Center (SRC A; second floor)

Team Registration: Download the 2017 Team Registration Form. Have all team members sign the form, then turn it in at the Campus Rec Main Office (SRC 101) or fax to 962-3621 ATTN: Jingle Bell Jog by Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2017

Individual Registration: Click here to fill out the registration form and submit it online before Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2015.

Registration Open:  Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Registration Close:  Wednesday, December 6, 2017

On- Site registration:  Accepted 11:30 a.m. until Noon on race day (individual only)

Registration Location:  Student Rec Center Room 101 or campusrec.unc.edu

Check-In:  11:30 a.m. – Noon on event day

Participant Meeting:  Noon on event day

Prizes: All participants will be eligible for prize drawings following the run/walk. An award will be given to the team with the most participants. An award will also be given to the team with the most creative costumes celebrating the holiday season.

Donations: Collections will be made for two charities this season: Non-perishable food items will be donated to a local food bank. Non-perishable pet items will be donated to the local animal shelters (food, old blankets, leashes, bowls, collars, etc. are all welcome). Those making a donation to either cause will be eligible for a special drawing.

Route: View the running map here, and the walking map here.

Contact: Email Kyle Harmon