Now Accepting Registrations for:

Jingle All the Way 8K

jingle photo

Lace up those jingle bells, don your festive running best, and join Pacers Running Stores on Sunday, December 7, 2014, for your favorite holiday race, the Jingle all the Way 8K. Load up on holiday cheer and dash away, dash away through the streets of DC!

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Course Information

The certified 8K course is flat and fast, good for a new PR. A USATF-certified fast 8K course will take runners through the streets of downtown Washington, DC, to the U.S. Capitol, past museums, and across the National Mall. The start and finish lines are located on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, between 12th and 13th Streets, near Freedom Plaza.

Water stations will be located at approximately two and four mile point.



Packet Pick Up

Packets may be picked up at either Pacers Alexandria or Pacers Logan Circle from Thursday, December 4 through Saturday, December 6. Hours vary slightly per store; see below for details:

Pacers Logan Circle:

Thursday, December 4 11am-9pm

Friday, December 5 11am-9pm

Saturday, December 6 10am-6pm

Pacers Logan Circle
1427 P Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005


Pacers Alexandria

Thursday, December 4 10am-8pm

Friday, December 5 10am-8pm

Saturday, December 6 10am-6pm

Pacers Alexandria
1301 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314


Sunday, December 7 from 7AM – 8:45AM
Freedom Plaza
Between 13th and 14th Streets, NW
Washington, DC

Your race packet includes your bib, timing chip, jingle bells, safety pins, and long sleeve soft tech tee!



Race Day

The race will start and finish on Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, between 12th and 13th Streets.

For map of start/finish, festival area, transportation, and course please click here.

Bag Check

There will be a bag check area at the race site where participants may leave warm-up clothing. No valuables, please. It will be located on the west side of the Plaza.


Available on surrounding streets. Do not park on Pennsylvania Avenue between 12th and 14th Streets.

Public Transportation

Take the Blue or Orange Line (Metro) to Federal Triangle. The Federal Triangle station is directly across the street from the start/finish line. Or, take the Red, Blue, or Orange line to Metro Center. It is a short walk down 12th or 13th Street to Pennsylvania Avenue. Metro opens at 7:00 a.m. on Sundays.



Awards and Post-Race Festivities

Post race refreshments will be available to all race participants and volunteers. Coffee at the start/finish to stay nice and toasty.


View awards structure.

Costume awards:

Individual Category: best costume (top three)

Couple Category: best costume for a couple (two people) (top three)

Group Category: best costume for a group of three or more (top three)

To enter costume contest, please check in at awards stage on Freedom Plaza at 10:15am.