Early registration requested for annual Jingle Bell Jog

Special to Gannett

CRESTVIEW — It's time to break out those running shoes. This year's Jingle Bell Jog is going to take place in Crestview.

The 42nd annual race is a 5K and 10K run scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Dec. 5 at the Okaloosa County Courthouse on Main Street in Crestview. There also is a virtual race component available as well. Visit  www.SFA7jog.com for details.

Runners participate in the 2019 Jingle Bell Jog.

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The start/finish line will be at the Okaloosa County Courthouse in Crestview. 5K runners will complete one loop, 10K runners will do two loops.

Pre-register online at https://sfa7jog.itsyourrace.com/event.aspx?id=8155.

Military early packet pickup is available from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 4 at the Subway on the 7th Special Forces Group (A) compound. Military ID is required to access the compound.

Runners participate in the 2019 Jingle Bell Jog.

Everyone also can pick up packets from:

•10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Dec. 3 at The Island Hotel, Okaloosa Island (one free beer/wine per runner from 2-6 p.m.).

• 3-6 p.m. Dec. 4 at Red 7 Tees, 189 W Oakdale Ave., Crestview.

All participants are encouraged to register early to avoid long lines on race day.