The annual Northfield YMCA Jingle Bell Run/Walk has become a much anticipated community tradition and features a 5K Run and a 2K Family Run/Walk. The 2013 and 2014 events hosted over 300 runners and walkers as well as volunteers from the community who came out for a festive holiday season event.
When: Saturday, December 19, 2015
Where: Weitz Center, 3rd St East, Northfield MN 55057
Time: Registration and Check-in: 8:00 a.m. Race Start Time: 9:00 a.m.
Y Members: 10 yrs & under: $7 and 11 yrs & up: $13
Community Members: 10 yrs & under: $8 and 11 yrs & up: $15
- Jingle bells for everyone
- Holiday stockings at the finish line for registered kids
- Coffee, cider & treats after the race
- Live music
- Photos with Santa
- Enjoy an all-around festive morning!
Registered adult runners and walkers will receive a long-sleeve T-shirt, kids who register will receive a short-sleeve T-shirts. Jingle bell bracelets for all. After the race, enjoy coffee, water, cider and runner’s treats and an opportunity for photos with Santa. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a Northfield community holiday tradition presented by the Northfield Area Family YMCA with support from Carlson Capital Management.
100% of race registration fees go to support programming and scholarships at the Northfield Y. These dollars ensure that everyone and anyone who wants to participate in swimming, sports and recreation, quality family time or a wide variety of fitness opportunities, can regardless of their financial situation. Thank you for your support.
Ready to register?
Or download and print a copy of the registration form here.
The 5k fun run starts in historic downtown Northfield and travels through several serene neighborhoods before returning downtown for the finish.
2k Family Run/Walk
The non-competitive family run/walk starts and finishes in downtown, making a loop around some of the historic homes of Northfield.
History of the Northfield Jingle Bell Run
For its first eleven years, the Northfield Jingle Bell Run/Walk was presented to the community by the colleagues and families of Carlson Capital Management, in partnership with the American Center for Philanthropy and 5th Bridge/Northfield Shares.
Beginning in 2013, Carlson Capital Management became the presenting sponsor of the event, and the Northfield Area Family YMCA led as the event organizer, host, and beneficiary. The event fits very well with the mission of the Y, which is to build strong kids, strong families, and a strong community.
The colleagues of Carlson Capital Management and the Northfield Area Family YMCA are proud to partner and continue bringing the Northfield Jingle Bell Run/Walk to the community.
Historic contributions have been made to the following organizations:
|2012+||Northfield Area Family YMCA|
|2011||In honor of the 10th anniversary of the event, a total of $11,000 went to 11 charities selected by 11 local groups: Brite Smiles, Cannon River Watershed Partnership, Community Action Center, HealthFinders Collaborative, Hope Center, Laura Baker School, Northfield Area Family YMCA, Northfield High School Angel Fund, Rice County Humane Society, Northfield TORCH Program|
|2010||Northfield Healthy Community Initiative Mini-Grants Program|
|2008||Thursday’s Table of the Northfield Community Action Center|
|2007||Service Learning Initiative of Northfield Public Schools|
|2006||Northfield Area Family YMCA|
|2005||Jeff Amerman Pavilion at Spring Creek Park|
|2004||Northfield’s Christmas Day Dinner for All and the Health Finders Network|
|2003||Community Action Center’s Permanent Supportive Housing Project|
|2002||Spring Creek Barrier Free Park|