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About The Race

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History invites you to participate in the museum’s 8th annual Jingle Bell 5K Run. As this will be a celebratory, holiday event, race participants are encouraged to dress in holiday apparel (i.e. Santa costumes, antlers, snow men, etc.). We have a family registration rate and a competition for decorated strollers. Prizes for Best Overall Holiday Costume, Best Group Holiday Costume, Best Family Holiday Costume, and Best Pet Costume.

Location of Race:
303 West Salisbury Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC  28480

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Who We Benefit

The Jingle Bell 5K Run will benefit the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, a private, nonprofit museum dedicated to the preservation and telling of the history of Wrightsville Beach. Join us in a 5K through the Wrightsville Beach area to see the beach in a new way. Historic cottages, beautiful winter marshes, and all your old haunts are part of the scenery as you meet the challenge to experience this special 5K and benefit this special museum.

Distances & Start Times

5K Race –  Stating at 9:00 AM

Please plan to be at the starting line 10 minutes prior to the start of the race wearing your race number on the front of your shirt. You may walk the 5k if registered, however we ask that athletes walking the 5k line up at the back of the starting area.

5K Awards

>Overall Male and Female  –  The first male and first female to cross the finish line will be awarded the opportunity to participate in the annual cutting down of the Holiday Wreath from the finish line.
>Overall Male and Female Masters  –  For individuals over 40 years old.
>Top 3 in Male and Female Age Groups  –  10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65 & Over
>Best Decorated Stroller
>Fastest Team/Family

Costume Awards

>Best Overall Holiday Costume
>Best Group Holiday Costume
>Best Family Holiday Costume
>Best Pet Costume

About The Course

Beginning at the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, the course take participants around The John Nesbitt Loop, including down North Channel Drive and back to the Museum where they will be greeted with music and a festive atmosphere. The course is also stroller and pet friendly.

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Schedule Of Events

Friday, December 9, 2016

4 pm  –  7 pm  – Packet Pickup & Onsite Registration

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History on The Loop
303 West Salisbury Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC  28480

Saturday, December 10, 2016

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History on The Loop
303 West Salisbury Street
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480

7:30 a.m. – Registration Opens
8:45 a.m. – Registration Closes
9:00 a.m. – 5K Starts
10:00 a.m. – Awards (time is approximate)


Race Swag

Participants who register by November 11, 2016 will be guaranteed a race Beanie. That’s right – this year there will be no shirts given out. What’s a winter race without a warm and flashy beanie?

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Participants may park in the Town of Wrightsville Beach Overflow Parking area on the grassy area in front of the old fire station.


Use Promotional Code TEAM for Teams of 4 or more to receive $5 off


Waiver: The Registration Agreement & Liability Waiver is linked to the Online Registration. This must be selected and approved during registration.

Packet Pick-Up: Family or Friends may pick-up your Race Packet at Packet Pick-Up.

On-Site Registration: Registration is available starting one hour prior to race start. It closes 20 minutes prior to start.

Timing: Jaguar Bib Chip Timing will be used to time this race

Weather: This race is rain or shine. It will be postponed, rescheduled or cancelled if a severe weather warning is in effect.

Refunds requested by participant are as follows (minus credit card processing fee):
More than 60 days from event: Full Refund
Less than 60 days, but more than 30 days from event: 50% Refund
Less than 30 days, but more than two weeks from event: 25% Refund
Less than two weeks from event: No Refund
Entries are not transferable to other races Timed by Go Time as each race is organized by a different group. We must stick to this policy as race items have been purchased based on current registrations and it is not fair to choose who receives a refund and who does not.

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