Registration begins for Jingle Bell 5K & Kid Fun Run
Set for Dec. 21 at golf course
by Rosabeth Kissman
Bring the family, bring the kids! Runners, walkers and elves are invited to the Middlesex Family YMCA’s Jingle Bell 5K and Bristow-Faulkner’s Kid Fun Run on Saturday, December 21, beginning at 9 a.m. This event is open to everyone of all skill levels and abilities.
Held at the Piankatank River Golf Club (PRGC), the 5K route explores the back nine golf course cart paths. Peaking with scenic views of the Piankatank River, this event is a great way to celebrate the holidays together. Santa will lead the way for the Bristow Faulkner’s Kid Fun Run and signal the start for the 5K! For the runners in the group, the race is chip-timed and fast and flat—an adventurous, mixed surface race with lots of scenery.
Just for families, the Y’s volunteers will offer Childwatch services following the Kid Fun Run. Parents can participate in the 5K while their kids are toasty warm inside the clubhouse enjoying crafts, hot cocoa and popcorn. A special family discount is available for families of four or more participating in the 5K event.
After the 5K race, celebrate together in PRGC’s clubhouse at a post-race celebration sponsored by Dano’s Pizza and Urbanna Market. Pizza and two free beverage tickets (for 5K participants ages 21 and over with a valid ID), and a snack and cocoa for the kids will warm the spirit! Visit with Santa and friends in celebration of the Christmas season.
Register online today at http://www.peninsulaymca.org/branches/middlesex/index.html or visit the Middlesex Family YMCA for a race registration brochure, also available throughout the community.
Fun Run registration fee is $20, 5K registration before December 9 is $30, and is $35 from December 10-16. Family registration for four or more immediate family members is just $60. All YMCA members receive a $5 discount. Each participant receives a race prize, bib number and post race celebration food and beverages. Check out the race route video on the Y’s webpage!
All proceeds from the Jingle Bell 5K and Bristow-Faulkner’s Kid Fun Run will benefit the YMCA’s Annual Campaign, which gave over 1,500 scholarships to Middlesex County residents in 2013. Through the kindness of others, we can serve our community through life-changing programs and services. At the Y, we believe everyone can live well every day. Your gift to the Y gives: 100 campers the rewards of a memorable summer camp experience, where imaginations are nourished and creativity is inspired; swim lessons for all, creating a safer Middlesex, one child at a time; 300 youth the values, discipline and determination taught through YMCA sports—creating leaders, on the field and off; and so much more. The Y—where we are for Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility.
Thank you to the Piankatank River Golf Club for hosting this event in support of the YMCA’s mission in Middlesex. Thank you to our incredible sponsors for making this event possible: Bristow-Faulkner Funeral Home, Dano’s Pizza, Church View Septic, Urbanna Market, Miracle Gordon, Tee’s T-Shirts and Dr. Lemon. Volunteers are needed, so contact the YMCA today at 776-8846 to take part in this community event!
The Middlesex Family YMCA is at 11487 General Puller Highway, Hartfield, VA 23071.