Saturday, Dec. 4, 2021 Crestview | 8 a.m. Start
2021 marks the 43th year the Special Forces Association, Chapter 7 has held its annual Jingle Bell Jog 10k/5k running race. This year also marks the 10th year the event will be held in Northwest Florida. 100 percent of the proceeds are used by our organization to support the families of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), with particular emphasis on providing support to our fallen Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Early Registration through Dec. 1 is 5K: $30.99 and 10K: $35.99.
Late Registration from Dec. 1 through Dec 4 is 5K: $35.99 and 10K: $40.99.
The Kid’s Fun Run is $5 for pre-registration and $10 day of registration. (Shirt not included with Fun Run registration.)
Register online at sfa7jog.itsyourrace.com until race start.
Military Early Packet Pickup-Thursday, Dec. 2, at the Subway on the 7th Special Forces Group (A) compound from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Military ID required to access the compound.)
Everyone Else Packet Pickup-Friday, Dec. 3 from 3-6 p.m. at Red 7 Tees in Crestview.
We highly encourage you to pick up your packet early to avoid long lines on race day.
Day of Race Packet Pickup will open at 6:30 a.m.
If you wish to volunteer for the race, visit: https://signup.com/go/YOFLSVM
In addition to the 5k and 10k, there will be a Kid’s 1/2 Mile Fun Run immediately after the completion of the 5k/10k. Kid’s must be pre-registered for this event.
10K Finishers ALL get a Jingle Bell Jog Finisher’s Medal!
5K Run: For Males and Females: 1st-3rd overall. Masters and Grand Masters; Age groups 1st-3rd- 14 & Under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29,30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 & Over
10K Run: Overall 1st-5th male/female. Masters and Grand Masters for males and females.
Kid’s Fun Run: Every finisher gets a custom dog tag medal! (limit 100 participants)
There is not a walk division. ALL awards are based on gun time. So, if you are in the hunt for an award, start near the front.
The Start/Finish will be at the Okaloosa County Veterans Memorial at the corner of Main St. and Beech Ave. (Okaloosa County Court House) in Crestview. ALL awards are based on gun time. So, if you are in the hunt for an award, start near the front. 5K runners will do one loop; 10K runners will do 2 loops. Due to new insurance restrictions, dogs are NOT allowed in or at the race. Strollers ARE allowed, but we ask that you please start at the back of the race to lessen the risk of accidents at the start.
Members of the 7th Special Forces Group are retired and active duty Green Berets, soldiers, family members and community leaders who support the soldiers and family members of the 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne). It is an all-volunteer veterans’ organization made up exclusively of personnel who have either earned the coveted Green Beret or have contributed to the Green Berets’ mission in a meaningful way. All donations will be earmarked to support the 7th Special Forces Group warfighters. In the last nine years since moving to Okaloosa County, over $350,000 has been distributed to support soldiers, families and activities.
6th Annual Niceville Track and Field Ugly Sweater 5k Run/Walk & 1 Mile Fun Run
Saturday, Dec. 11 | 8-10 a.m. | Hurricane Grill & Wings | Niceville
‘Tis the season to be tacky!!! Put on your worst apparel for the 6th Annual Niceville Ugly Sweater Run/Walk starting and finishing at Hurricane Grill and Wings in Bluewater Bay.
The 5K Run & Walk is open to all ages and will begin at 8 a.m.; a one-mile fun run for children 12 & under will begin at 8:30 a.m.
Then join for fun, music and tackiness. Proceeds benefit the Niceville High School Track & Field program.
Online registration closes at noon, Friday Dec. 10. Day of Registration will begin at 6 a.m. Day of Registration cost is $40. The children’s 1-Mile Fun Run is $20 and includes a custom, high quality medal and T-shirt for all participants. Official timing will be provided for both the 5k and the 1-Mile kids run. Medals will be awarded for top finishers in age groups. T-shirt sizes guaranteed for those who register online by Dec. 1. Limited quantities and sizes are available for those who register after Dec. 2. A limited quantity of Finisher’s medals are available for purchase when you register online.