Jingle Bell Jog set for Dec. 8 (SLIDESHOW)

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

“The Army doesn’t pay for that,” Brownlee said. “There’s not a fund out there to help families on a person-to-person basis.”

In addition, four 7th Special Forces soldiers have died in car accidents or other non-combat-related injuries since the group relocated last year, he said.

Not only is the race for a great cause, it’s also really fun, Brownlee said.

Last year, the group held its first costume contest for the jog, and Brownlee said many participants showed up in hilarious and outrageous costumes. Many people also donned Santa and elf hats and reindeer antlers.

They plan to continue the tradition this year.

After the race, prizes ranging from gift certificates to guns will be raffled off, and a live band will perform at Uptown Station.

In response to popular demand, the group will add an additional perk this year — free beer, Brownlee said.

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