Jingle Bell Jog set for Dec. 8 (SLIDESHOW)

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Runners participate in last year's Jingle Bell Run.

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Published: Friday, November 30, 2012 at 01:13 PM.

FORT WALTON BEACH — The Army 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) has set its sights even higher for its annual Jingle Bell Jog this year.

View a gallery of photos from last year's run.

In its 34th year, the group hopes to attract 2,000 participants for the jog Dec. 8.

The 5K and 10K runs raise money for Special Forces Association Chapter 7, which offers support to Special Forces soldiers and their families.

“We hope we will get the support we’re looking for,” said Lt. Col. James Brownlee, a spokesman for the 7th Special Forces Group.

Last year was the first time the group held its run locally after moving to Eglin Air Force Base from Fort Bragg, N.C. The 7th Special Force Group was able to more than double participation.

At Fort Bragg, 600 to 700 runners usually turned out to jog through downtown, Brownlee said.

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