Behind the leaders, the Jingle Bell Run is a chaos of runners, joggers, walkers, people walking dogs, unsupervised children, baby strollers, roller bladers, and skate boarders, many in costume. It's a testimony to great volunteers, the Tallahassee Police Department, and more than a little bit of luck that the event runs more or less smoothly with no serious injuries. Weather for the event was almost balmy, contributing to what may have been a record crowd had anyone bothered to keep an accurate count. It's certain, though, that there were enough participants that it was a feat to get them assembled on Monroe Street at Park Avenue for the start, that the last of the walkers had barely cleared the starting line when the leaders returned to the finish, and that it astonishes the imagination how everyone was able to get off the street after completing the 3K in time for the Winter Festival parade.
Proceeds from the Jingle Bell 3K go to Friends of Our Parks, an organization that does good work supporting the parks of Tallahassee. And if nothing else the event gets people outside, active, and downtown for the Winter Festival parade.
- Complete results of the 2010 Tallahassee Jingle Bell 3K
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- Photos of the 2010 Tallahassee Jingle Bell 3K
- "Mizereck Masters the mob at Jingle Bell Run" (2009 story)
- Find real races with timing and results on the Trouble Afoot! calendar