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Make a difference in the Santa Cruz community this Christmas with the 12th edition of the Jingle Bell Rock in aid of Toys for Tots. With a range of distances for all ages this is a great family event for an even greater cause.

How to enter the Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10K

  1. 5K run

    Run 5km
  2. 10k

    Run 10km
  3. Kids' Fun Run

    Run 1km

Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10K routes

Kids' 1K Course

The Kids' Fun Run will be a timed 1k out and back course along the San Lorenzo River.

5K/10K Course

Both the 5K and 10K courses follow a complete loop of the Riverwalk Levee Trail along the San Lorenzo River. Follow the trail inland and cross at the Santa Cruz Riverwalk Bridge before returning back down the opposite riverbank. Return to the finish line via the Riverside Street Bridge, where 5k runners will end and 10k runners will set off for their second loop of the course.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Jingle bell finishers' medal for all Kids' Fun Run finishers
  • Prizes for top three finishers, male and female, in all age categories
  • Prizes for best dressed in different categories
Raceday Logistics


9am - Kids' 1k Fun Run start

9.15am - 5K/10K race start

Participants in the 5K and the 10K will start in waves, with runners starting first and walkers following. If you plan on participating with a stroller, please place yourself appropriately for either the run or the walk.

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your race, to ensure plenty of time for registration.

Kit List

Please remember to bring a toy donation for Toys for Tots.


Spectators are welcome at this event.


If you would like to volunteer, please contact the event organizer directly. There will be an award for the best dressed volunteer or team of volunteers.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is the Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10K family friendly?
Yes, the Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10K is family friendly and features a 1k Kids' Fun Run for kids under 10.
Will the Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10K be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic?
Currently, the Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10K is unaffected by the COVID-19 pandemic but Let's Do This is monitoring the situation closely and will keep all participants updated.
Where will my Toys for Tots donation for the Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10K go?
All toys donated in the Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10K for Toys for Tots will go to less fortunate children in the Santa Cruz community.

Jingle Bell Rock 5K & 10K weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

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