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TCTC Jingle Bell Run

Sun December 17, 2023 Traverse City, MI 49684 US


A Holiday Tradition!

5k Run/Walk

5:30PM EST - 7:00PM EST


Traverse City Track Club’s Jingle Bell Run:  Sunday, December 17, 2023

The Jingle Bell Run is a nighttime holiday run that tours favorite neighborhood streets bordering downtown Traverse City that are adorned in holiday lights and decorations. The event welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities donned in festive holiday costumes. It is a fun and festive, family-friendly event.

The Jingle Bell Run is a non-timed 5k run/walk, followed by complimentary cookies and hot cocoa, holiday cheer, and social time. The event, free to current TCTC members, is a reunion to welcome family and friends over the holiday season and enjoy the downtown Traverse City running scene in the winter season. The Jingle Bell Run typically averages over 500 participants!

Distance:  5K

Course:  Neighborhood streets adjacent to downtown Traverse City.  Not timed. 

Fee:  Free to 2023 TCTC members (must become a member or renew your membership by October 31, 2023)

Special Details:

  • Wear your favorite holiday attire, including lights!
  • Complimentary hot chocolate and cookies after the run thanks to the Traverse City Track Club!
  • A pasta/pizza/salad buffet ($18 for adults, $12 for 12 and under) and cash bar will be available for purchase at the Park Place Hotel after the run.
  • Don't forget to upload your selfies, costumes, and other pictures on our photo page!
  • Registrants will have the opportunity to donate during registration to the Traverse City Track Club, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, and support programming. 

Run Contact Info

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Thank you MSU Federal Credit Union!

MSU Federal Credit Union is proud to support Traverse City Track Club and other community partners such as, Michael’s Place, Women’s Resource Center, Old Town Playhouse, and Great Lakes Children’s Museum. 


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