Jingle All the Way 5K

Prance, Dance, or Just be a Vixen.

Lace up those jingle bells, don your festive running best, and join Pacers Running on Sunday, December 7, 2014, for your favorite holiday race, the Jingle all the Way 5K. Load up on holiday cheer and dash away, dash away through the streets of DC!

Our 11th running of the Jingle All the Way is complete with holiday spirit, costumes, hot coffee, and photos with Santa! Grab your friends and your festive cheer and join Pacers Running for the best in holiday running.

Please note: due to scheduled road construction, this event will be a 5K in 2014 versus our typical 8K distance. 

Course Information

The certified 5K course is flat and fast, good for a new PR. A USATF-certified fast 5K 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 at 1.5 mile mark.

Please note: due to scheduled road construction, this event will be a 5K in 2014 versus our typical 8K distance. 

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.

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.


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.