Saint Martin's Jingle Bell Run - FAQ
Register online for the Saint Martin's Jingle Bell Run presented by PSE

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What is included with my registration?
For the $35.00 registration fee ($30.00 for SMU students and Military), runners will receive a custom Saint Martin’s Jingle Bell Run long sleeve race shirt, a jingle bell to tie to their shoe, a race number, chip timer, and sponsor goodies. Children under nine years old are free, but will not receive these items.

Can I run with my dog?
Saint Martin's University has a NO DOG policy on campus for the safety of their students and employees.

Is there an age limit for younger runners?
No age limits! If they can cover the 1.5 mile fun run or the 3.1 mile course, they can absolutely participate with a parent or guardian. Please remember that as soon as they turn nine they will need to register and have a race bib!

Is there a time for packet-pick up for the event?
Yes, you can pick up your packet that includes your race number and t-shirt etc. starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, December 7th. Packets will be located in the lobby of the Marcus Pavilion on the Saint Martin’s University campus.

Can someone else pick up my packet for me?
At this time we ask that each runner pick up his or her own packet. If you can't make it to pre packet pickup we will start packet pick up at 8:30 a.m. the day of the race.

Where should I park?
Runners and spectators are asked to park in the Pavilion Lots listed as N,O and Q on the campus parking map. The Pavilion Lots are best accessed from Pacific Avenue. Handicap parking spaces are available in the NE Pavilion lot or N on the campus parking map.

What is the course like?
The Saint Martin's Jingle Bell Run is 100% on the roads and trails of our beautiful, wooded campus. The course, designed by our very own cross country coach, is a two loop race, with each loop measuring 1.55 miles. Those who would like a less rigorous run may choose to only run one lap, whereas runners wanting to run farther may complete the entire 5k. Enjoy seeing carolers along the way and the Christmas tree decorated in front of Old Main. You may even see a deer or two!

Can spectators attend the Finish Line Celebration?
Absolutely and we hope they will. The Finish Line Celebration will take place within the warm Marcus Pavilion. Recharge after the race with Christmas cookies and hot cider or cocoa. There will even be an appearance from SANTA!

Are there refunds?
Unfortunately, we cannot issue refunds. The logistics of setting up and planning the event make it impossible. Just make sure you are good to go before signing up. If for some reason you can’t make it to race day, at least come to the check in and pick up your T-shirt and race bag.