Jingle Bell 5K

Jingle Bell 5k
December 02, 2017
10:00 AM

Celebrate the holiday season  with the Jingle Bell 5K in Montford.   Over 300 runners and walkers participate each year where you never know what kind of costumes you will see or the kind of weather you will experience.


Online registration for the Asheville Jingle Bell 5K 2017 event will open on Friday, September 1 at 9:00 AM EDT.

Race Cap: 
The event is capped at 400 participants.

Entry Fees

$22 – September 1-30
$27 – October 1-November 30
$33 – Race Weekend

1 Mile Run/Walk
$10 – September 1-30
$15 – October 1-November 30
$20 – Race Weekend

Groups of 5 or more people receive a $5 discount.


The 5K takes place entirely in the Montford Community of Asheville.  Runners will go out on Pearson Street, completing two other loops before returning on Pearson to the rec center parking lot.  Please follow the white arrows marked on the pavement.

The event starts on Pearson Street in front of the Montford Recreation Center.

Click HERE to view the course map.

Packet Pickup/Late Registration

Schedule – TBA

All pre-race activities take place inside the Montford Recreation Center.


All pre-registered runners are guaranteed to receive the 2017 Jingle Bell 5K t-shirt plus other holiday related goodies.


All post-race activities will take place under and near the large tent on the tennis courts.  This includes food, drink and the awards ceremony.





The race will utilize chip timing.  Chips must be worn on your shoe in order for you to receive a time.


The primary parking area is behind the Recreation Center, which you enter from Pearson Street.  We expect this to fill quickly so overflow parking will be in the parking lot of the current Isaac Dixon Elementary School (former Randolph School) at the corner of Cumberland and Montford Avenue, about 3 blocks from the race site.  Please follow the instructions of the parking volunteers.  The front parking lot of the Recreation Center will be closed for the race.



2016:       Age Group      Overall

2015:       Age Group     Overall      Walkers (1 & 3.1 mile)

2014:      Age Group     Overall



Please direct all race related questions to Greg Duff with Glory Hound Events, greg@gloryhoundevents.com.