Jingle Bell Jog returns


December 7, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Another local holiday tradition — the 20th annual Jingle Bell Jog — returns to Iola Dec. 16.
The 5K run and 3K walk is sponsored by the Iola High School track and field team.
A plethora of activities is planned, starting at 10 a.m. on the courthouse square with several kids events. A costume contest, followed by a “catch the cookie” race will lead up the 10:30 a.m. run/walk.
Participants are encouraged to tie jingle bells to their shoelaces.
The course will start at the north side of the square and make its way to the Prairie Spirit Trail before returning to downtown Iola.
Registration can be done at the IHS front office, or online at www.eventbrite.com (just search for events in Iola.)
Proceeds go to support the IHS track and field team. The Iola thinclads were involved in the inaugural Jingle Bell Jog under the direction of long-time track and cross country coach Marv Smith.
Responsibility soon went to other groups, including Thrive Allen County, before the high-schoolers resumed the reins a few years back.

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