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Sunday, December 15, 2019

Registration is now open for the Sixth Annual Jingle Bells 5K and Children’s Fun Run to be held on Sunday morning, December 15, along the scenic Sausalito waterfront.

The race, which benefits the Dipsea Race Foundation’s Dipsea Kidz program and Sausalito on the Waterfront’s Child Education and Activity Fund program, starts at 8:30 a.m. on Spinnaker Drive with the 5K race followed at approximately 9:15 a.m. by the Children’s Fun Run and a pancake brunch in the Spinnaker Restaurant hosted by the Sausalito Lions Club.

The entry fee is $40 for adults and $25 for children 15 & under and includes a race T-shirt and admission to the post-race breakfast/brunch. All participants in the Children’s Fun Run will receive a medal.

The entry deadline is December 1.

The race caps Sausalito’s Winterfest weekend celebration that features the 32nd Annual Lighted Boat Parade and Fireworks Show on Saturday, December, at 6 p.m.

Last year more than 100 runners participated in the Jingle Bells event. David Grijalba, a 12-year-old seventh grader at Venetia Valley School and a member of the Dipsea Kidz, was the overall winner with a time of 17:44. Earlier in 2018, David was the ninth overall finisher from the Dipsea Runner’s Section in the 108th Dipsea in June. Chadwick Johnson, 50, was the second-place finisher in the Jingle Bells 5K and Jennifer Erickson, 25, was third and the first female finisher.

The Dipsea Race Foundation is a charitable non-profit (501(c) 3) corporation whose mission is ”to inspire our community and beyond to support the tradition of the Dipsea Race, the maintenance of the Dipsea Trail, and the legacy for current and future generations.”  It was established in 1997 to protect and promote the race and the values it represents. After a century of existence, the race has become an essential part of the community and cross-country running; the Foundation was created to preserve the race for future generations. The Dipsea Race Foundation has three main goals: to preserve the race and the trail for current and future generations, to support the entities and organizations that control the property over which the trail winds, and to encourage boys and girls from all backgrounds to appreciate and protect the Dipsea and other trails on Mt. Tam.

Visit the Dipsea Race Foundation website at www.dipseafoundation.org.

The 110th Dipsea Race from Mill Valley to Stinson Beach is scheduled for Sunday, June 14, 2020.