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2022 Commemorative

Long Sleeve JBR Shirts Available



Join the Nichols Improvement Association as we present the 33rd holiday classic, on a scenic rolling hill 5K course through the heart of the Nichols community, with one of the best race finishes in Fairfield County.

Walkers are welcomed to participate in our newly introduced 2 Mille Health walk on the rolling hills of Nichols. Stroll, walk, push the kids...everyone is welcome!

COVID PROCEDURES: As we prepare for our 33rd run, our plan is for a normal 5K in-person event complete with post race food, beverages and awards; however, we realize this may not be possible and must be ready to pivot. This could include modifications to ensure a safe event (i.e. staggered start, sealed water & pre wrap snacks, reduced/fast awards- no big ceremony, masks on prior to start & after finish, etc) or following whatever COVID restrictions as determined by the state. Worst case - we could be required to go 100% virtual - like last-year. Just BE READY & patient.  We will keep this site updated and let all pre-registered know what’s going on. If we are forced to go virtual please understand we can’t refund your registration. We pay non refundable deposits on some items and buy food and fluids, shirts, bibs, pins, etc., in advance. If you are uncertain about your participation in the race, please delay your registration. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility ... Yes costumes/festive attire are still encouraged!


The Nichols Improvement Association is a Not For Profit organization. Proceeds from the race go back into supporting numerous community events, maintaining our property, ball fields, community playground & the Starkweather House.


$30 - JBR 5K
$25 - 2mile Health Walk
$5 - Dog Run

FREE - Jingle Bell Jr. – Kids 1/3 mile “Fire to the Finish”

All 5k & Health Walk participants registered prior to Wednesday Nov 16th will receive a commemorative shirt, race bib. Dogs & JBR Jr participants will receive a complimentary race bib with the option to purchase commemorative swag. Shirts for registrations received after Nov 16th will be available while supplies last. You may not get your size, but you will get a shirt.

EARLY BIB PICK-UP (Times subject to change)
Thursday 12/1 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Friday 12/2 from 3:30 - 8:30pm
Saturday 12/3 7:30am - 10m prior to race start

YES, you can pick up for other people- we encourage that to save time and stress!

Long-Sleeve Holiday T-Shirts

(Guaranteed to 5K & Health Walk registrations on or before November 16th. After November 16th, while supplies last)


Food & refreshments prior to and at the conclusion of the race.


Awards (TBD)

Overall Male & Female Champions
Age Group Awards for male & female - three deep (1st, 2nd, 3rd) placements for 9 & under, 10-12, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80-89, 90+

7:30 AM - Bib & Shirt Pickup (NO Walk-ins allowed)


9:05 AM - Jingle Bell Jr. starts in front of Nichols Firehouse on Shelton Road
Participants can meet at the race finish line at 8:50am and walk up with our volunteers or plan on being at the Nichols Firehouse on Shelton Rd by 9am

9:20 AM - Jingle Bell 5K Run & Health Walk  Assemble
9:30 AM - Race Starts

10:30 AM - Awards Presentation & After Party + Beer Tent


To become a sponsor, or with any Jingle Bell Run questions, Contact Us

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