Jingle Bell Fun Run

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As part of the Grand Rapids Tree Lighting Ceremony, Gazelle Sports will be putting on a free 3-mile Jingle Bell Run. Participants are encouraged to wear their most festive, bright and warm holiday attire for our jolly jaunt. There will be no cost, no official timing or swag but there will be free treats at the end!

This is a free 3-mile run beginning immediately after the tree is lit. 

We will meet and begin the run/walk at the north end of Rosa Parks Circle. The course will be on sidewalks and paths, no roads will be closed and we will need to obey all intersection crossing rules. The course will end at Gazelle Sports Downtown for post-run goodies!

Click the link to the website to see the route in detail and to follow along on Strava from your phone. Anyone looking for a shorter route is welcome to turn around early during the out and back portion along Monroe.

We encourage singing, frolicking and cheer. Please dress to be seen well by vehicles and others. Lights and jingle bells are strongly encouraged! Dress appropriately for the weather and be aware of potential ice and snow as you go. Make a point to be courteous of other pedestrians downtown. We’re here to bring the cheer!

Can’t get enough holiday fun running? Well, consider The Whoville 5k on Sunday, December 10th at 1 pm in Riverside Park.  



  • Friday, December 01, 2023 | 05:00 PM - 07:00 PM


Rosa Parks Circle, 135 Monroe Center St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503, Grand Rapids, View Map

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