Saint Martin’s Jingle Bell Run rings in holidays
November 28, 2012
LACEY, WASHINGTON — Saint Martin’s Jingle Bell Run, a holiday-themed
five-kilometer race, will take place on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m.
The run, presented by Puget Sound Energy, will be held on the Saint
Martin’s University campus. Check-in and day-of registration begins
at 8:30 a.m. in the Norman Worthington Conference Center, and the race
starts outside of Marcus Pavilion. Runners can also pick up their packets
on Friday, Dec. 7 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Norman Worthington
Participants can run, walk or stroll the five-kilometer route
on Saint Martin’s wooded campus. A festive finish line celebration,
including holiday refreshments and a visit with Santa, will
immediately follow the race.
Not feeling up for a full 5k? Registration includes an option to
run in the 1.5 mile fun run/walk and still enjoy the sights of Saint
Martin’s University’s campus.
All ages may participate and age group awards will be presented.
Proceeds of the race will benefit Saint Martin's Athletics.
“This is a great way to spend time with family and friends, kick
off the holiday season and support Saint Martin's University at the
same time,” says Brenna Batchelor, alumni relations manager at Saint
Martin’s who is coordinating the race. “We have had such a positive
response – over 400 registrants thus far! We anticipate this event
to quickly become a tradition for the South Sound community.”
Registration fees are as follows:
preregistration $35; military $30; high school and college students
(with I.D.) $1 (no t-shirt included); day-of registration $45; kids
8 and under free (no t-shirt included). Registration includes a
race-finisher long-sleeve t-shirt, chip timing by Accustat Sports
Timing, Inc., a raffle entry (must be present to win) and a festive
finish-line celebration. Parking is free.
The event is sponsored by
Puget Sound Energy and
L&E Bottling Company.
Saint Martin’s University is an independent four-year, coeducational
university located on a 380-acre wooded campus in Lacey, Washington.
Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the
University is one of 14 Benedictine colleges and universities in
the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky
Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful
lives through its 23 majors and seven graduate programs spanning the
liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint
Martin’s welcomes more than 1,100 undergraduate students and 375
graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to
its main campus, and 300 more undergraduate students to its extension
campuses located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and Centralia College.
Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at
For additional information:
Alumni relations manager
Saint Martin's University
Director of community relations and event management
Office of Marketing and Communications
Saint Martin’s University