December 2023

16Dec9:00 am12:00 pmRings the Bells 5K & 1 Mile Kids Run


Event Details

🔔 **Join us for Ring the Bells: A Race for a Cause!** 🔔

Area Relief Ministries & The Salvation Army invite you to be a part of our endeavor to support the Jackson-Madison County, Tennessee community during this festive season. Embrace the holiday spirit by participating in our 5K and 1-mile Kid’s Run, raising funds to aid those in need. Ring the Bells 5K & 1 Mile Kid’s is open to all – adults, children, runners, and walkers alike. There will also be a writing competition & arts & drawing entries!

Event Details:
The 5K course and 1-Mile Kid’s Run will wind through downtown Jackson, the LANA/Midtown area, and the University of Memphis at Lambuth campus. Preview the route: Ring the Bells 5K Route.

Expect an array of holiday delights – from hot cocoa, cookies, to Christmas costume contests! Dive into the festivities with local art displays and heartwarming Christmas story readings.

8:00 am: Sign-ups & breakfast kick off
9:00 am: 1 Mile Kid’s Run begins
9:40 am: Costume contest
10:00 am: 5K run starts at 10:00 a.m.
11:15 am Awards ceremony commences

Registration Fees:
$15 per child for the 1-mile run
$25 for the 5K run (without a t-shirt)
$30 for the 5K run (includes a t-shirt)
**Deadline: November 26th for t-shirt orders**

Every participant will receive a commemorative medal!

Art & Drawing Entry:
Submit your drawings or paintings for display at Ring the Bells 5K. Drop off your artwork at a Jackson-Madison County Library, local JMCSS school, or the Old Country Store by November 28, 2023. Don’t forget to include your name and age with your submission.
Ring the Bells Art Entry Information

Writing Competition:
Share your Christmas stories for a chance to be read at the event! Submit your story by November 31, 2023, to your local Jackson-Madison County School System English teacher. The selected story wins a free entry into Ring the Bells 5K. All participants’ submissions will be announced and celebrated at the race. Remember, stories must be Christmas-themed and submissions must include your name and age.
Ring the Bells Writing Competition Information

For further details and registration, click “Learn More.”


(Saturday) 9:00 am - 12:00 pm


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West TN Farmers Market, 91 New Market St., Jackson, TN 38301