The Jingle Bell Run kicks off on Saturday, Dec. 3, 2016. More than 2,000 walkers and runners will dress up in festive attire and tie jingle bells to their shoelaces. Holiday-themed attire is encouraged and there will be a race day costume contest. Competitive and non-competitive runners, walkers and children will take part. Waggers are welcome too! The race, which was voted one of the nation’s “Most Incredible Themed Races” in 2013, features an appearance from Tinsel the Elf, music, the Tinsel Trot 100-yard dash for children under 11-years-old, raffles, and pet and participant costume contests.