Jingle Bell Run

Wrightsville Beach, NC & VIRTUAL RACE
December 12

When & Where

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History
303 West Salisbury St.
Wrightsville Beach, NC 28480
– or –
Race virtually December 11th – 13th!


3 Mile  –  TIMED or VIRTUAL

Start Times

9:00 AM  –  3 Mile Start


2019 Wrightsville Beach Jingle Bell Run Results



– Download the App called “IYR VIRTUAL” on your phone.  IYR has several apps, so be sure to download the one called IYR VIRTUAL. The App is not required, but makes uploading your results automatic.

– Once you open the App, you will be asked for your name and email address to find your registration record.  You will need to use the email address associated with your registration profile. If someone else’s email address was used for your registration profile, you will need to use that email.


– Run or walk the distance you registered for at any time and anywhere between December 11 and December 13.

3. SUBMIT YOUR TIME (read before you run)

Option 1: Run with the IYR Virtual App, and let it record your finish time. The App will track your run, tell you when you finish the race, and automatically upload your finish time to the race results.

1) When you’re ready to run, open the IYR Virtual App using the email address associated with your registration record.

2) Search for the name of the race.

3) Click on “Tracker” and then on “Ready for My Race”

4) You will be prompted to enable Background Location in your Settings.  Make sure this background setting is set to ALWAYS, and NOT Only When Using.  The ALWAYS setting ensures that if the phone goes to sleep, or you play music, the App will still track your run.  Following your race, simply go to Settings, find IYR Virtual, and turn off Background Location.

Option 2: Use the IYR Virtual App to Manually Upload your results from your Garmin, GPS, or Strava to the IYR Virtual App after your race.  After your race, open the App, find the race, click on Tracker, then Upload Results.


– Be sure to take pictures of your run/walk and share them with us.  We will be creating a Facebook album.  SUMBIT PICTURES HERE – Link Coming Soon!

The Wrightsville Beach Museum of History is excited for this year’s race to start and end the race at the newly-renovated 1924 Bordeaux Cottage on the museum campus! The museum’s Jingle Bell Run follows along the beach Loop, with views of coastal cottages, lovely marshes and snowy egrets. At this festive time of year runners don holiday costumes of all sorts, culminating in some especially creative team costumes and a variety of pets adorned in all sorts of seasonal attire. Join in the holiday festivities for the most fun run at Wrightsville Beach!

About the Cause

The Jingle Bell Run benefits the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History, a community-focused museum with year-round activities for all ages. Kids Club programs, talks on local history, hands-on demonstrations, maritime heritage programs, and Summer Lemonade on the Porch are some of our programs throughout the year. December 4, 2020-January 18, 2021 the Smithsonian Museums on Main Street traveling exhibit and Water/Ways: Cape Fear Stories will be at the museum.

3 Mile Awards
• Top 3 Overall, Male & Female
• Top 3 Overall Masters (40+), Male & Female
• Top 3 in Age Groups, Male & Female
10 & Under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34,
35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65+
• Fastest Team
• Fastest Family

Costume Awards
•Best Overall Holiday Costume
•Best Group Holiday Costume
•Best Family Holiday Costume
•Best Pet Costumes (Top 3)
•Best Decorated Stroller

PLEASE NOTE: Awards are for In-Person Race Participants ONLY

(2019 Race Swag)

Race Swag

TBA Swag will be guaranteed to participants who register by 11:59 PM on Sunday, November 8, 2020. Any extra swag will be available to those who were not guaranteed one on a first come, first serve basis at the conclusion of the race.

 Be sure to claim your race swag today by registering!

Beginning at the Wrightsville Beach Museum of History’s newly-renovated 1924 Bordeaux Cottage adjacent to the current museum building, the course takes participants around The Loop, including Coral Dr, and back to the Museum where they will be greeted with music and a festive atmosphere.

The course is also stroller, wheelchair and dog friendly!

Schedule & Parking Info

Friday, December 11, 2020

Fleet Feet Sports
1125 Military Cutoff Rd. D
Wilmington, NC 28405

4 PM – 6 PM – Packet Pickup

If you cannot make it, packets can also be picked up at the Race when Registration Opens. Please allow enough extra time before the race starts to pickup your packet.

Virtual Participants: Race packets must be picked up at the packet pickup above, or your packet can be mailed to you for an additional fee.

Saturday, December 12, 2020

Wrightsville Beach Museum of History
303 West Salisbury St.
Wilmington, NC 28401

7:30 AM  –  Registration Opens
8:45 AM  –  Registration Closes
9:00 AM  –  3 Mile Start
10:00 AM  –  Awards

Race Day Parking

Participants may park in the Town of Wrightsville Beach Overflow Parking area in front of the old fire station, and there is also free event parking at Town Hall and Wrightsville Beach Park.

Want to Sponsor the Event?

Questions About the Event?


3 Mile Race (Ages 13 & Up)
Through October 31  —  $30
November 1 through November 30  —  $35
December 1 through December 12  —  $40

3 Mile Race (Ages 12 & Under)
Through November 30  —  $15
December 1 through December 12  —  $20

Virtual Race
Through October 31  —  $30
November 1 through November 30  —  $35
December 1 through December 10  —  $40

Please email thomas@its-go-time.com for a discount code if you are forming a Team of 7 or more people, or for questions/assistance regarding sponsorship registration codes.

Virtual Participants: If you live out of town or would prefer to not attend the designated packet pickup,
you can have your packet mailed directly to you for an additional shipping fee of $5.
Those who register after November 28th may not receive their packet until after the virtual event.


Packet Pickup Sponsor

Gold Sponsor


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: There are no refunds, registration will be accepted as a donation.

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.