The Nichols Improvement Association (NIA) will hold the 23rd Annual Jingle Bell Run on Saturday, December 1st. This holiday classic is a scenic 5K course through the heart of historic Nichols with one of the best race finishes in Fairfield County. The race begins at 9:30 AM on the Nichols Green and continues through the Nichols community streets lined with friends and neighbors ringing jingle bells and cheering on participants. The morning includes the Jingle Bell Jr., a free 1/3 mile “fire to the finish” kids run, starting at the Nichols Firehouse on Shelton Road at 9:15 AM.
The NIA is also collecting non-perishable food, paper goods and personal hygiene items in conjunction with the race. Items can be dropped off during early number pick-up and on race day and will benefit of those in need in our community.
Registration before November 28th is $20 ($25 afterward) and includes a long sleeve holiday T-shirt (while supplies last). A tech-dri version of the race t-shirt is available for an additional $10. Advance registration is strongly recommended. Early number, goodie bag and t-shirt pick-up for all pre-registrants will be on November 30th from 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM at the Starkweather House 1773 Huntington Turnpike (corner of Huntington Turnpike & Unity Road) in Nichols; registration may also be done at this time. Race day registration and number pick-up will take place from 7:30 AM to 9:15 AM at the Nichols United Methodist Church. For more race information, sponsorship opportunities and online registration go to www.niajinglebellrun.com.
Please consider volunteering with this great Nichols tradition. For more information on volunteering or sponsoring, please contact Fred Palmieri, Jr. at (203) 556-0146.