We can’t wait to see you at the

Hope for the Holidays Jingle Jog 5k


Jingle Jog, Jingle Jog, Jingle all the way

Oh, what fun it is to run

in Hope for the Holidays!


Saturday, December 18, 2021

Race Start 9:00am

This is a mass start race, not a rolling start. We cannot accomodate late starts for this event. 

Here’s all your need to know event info: 

The start and finish line are both at the same location on Main Street in downtown Hendersonville near Mast General Store. The race starts promptly at 9:00am. Due to the nature of this course being within city limits, the 5k course cut off time for the race is 10:15 am. 

Packet Pick-up

We have two options for you to get your race number and goodies!

Pre-event Packet Pickup

  • Date/Time: Friday, December 17th; 3:00 - 4:30 PM
  • Location: 125 5th Ave W, Suite 200, Hendersonville NC 28792

Day-of Packet Pickup

  • Date/Time: Saturday, December 18th; 7:30 - 8:30 AM
  • Location: 125 5th Ave W, Suite 200, Hendersonville NC 28792

Public restrooms are located right next to the packet pickup location

If you have any questions please email support@idaph.net.


Street Parking is available near the start/finish line all along Main Street (and the surrounding streets). Paid parking is available at the Maple and Dogwood parking lots. There is also a free parking lot approximately three blocks from the start/finish line at the Henderson County Courthouse. Please note that 5th Avenue will be closed throughout the duration of the event. 


On Saturday public restrooms are available near Dandelion on 5th Avenue (125 5th Avenue West) starting at 7:30am. These restrooms are beside the City of Hendersonville Special Events planning offices, where packet pickup is located. 

Race Route

The Jingle Jog 5k is 3.1 miles of festive awesomeness. You’ll start in Downtown Hendersonville near Mast General Store, run through Main street, then cut across town on 4th Avenue up to the Oakdale Cemetary and then finish by way of 5th Avenue back to Main Street where you started! The route is completely paved with sidewalks and asphalt. The course it is open to vehicular traffic, this is not a closed course. Please use sidewalks when they are available. We will have yard signs, markings on the roads as well as police and volunteers helping to lead the way. It is up to you to know the route. 


Water Station

There is one water station (with water only) at the Oakdale Cemetary at mile 2. If you need any other hydration or fuel, please bring your own with you. Water station location is notated on the course map above. 

Post Race Happenings

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Every runner will select your own HOPE holiday ornament as your ‘finisher’s medal’ upon completing the race!

We’ll have cookies, milk, and a hot chocolate bar available right after you finish your run, so come hungry!



Results will be posted here thoughout the event. If you have questions about results please email support@idaph.net. 


We will have a photographer taking photos throughout the event but we cannot guarantee that we will get everyone’s photos. To see the photo gallery post race visit HERE. 


Awards Ceremony Info and Picking up Prizes

This year awards and prizes can be picked up between 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM at Hope Coalition on Monday, December 20th (109 Florence St). Awards will not be mailed afterwards, so this is your opportunity to pick yours up! To minimize group gatherings we will not have an in-person awards ceremony. Results will be LIVE throughout the race and can be found on Race Roster where you signed up.

Awards will be given out for these awesome categories!

  • Most festive outfit: Hot Dog World gift certificate and custom gnome
  • Age Group Awards: Hot Dog Worldgift certificate
    • 9 and under
    • 10-19
    • 20-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70+


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