Our Jingle Bell 5K is a week away, and we have heard some great buzz from local running groups about the event. Trust us when we say that this is not your normal 5K. At our Jingle Bell 5K, you will actually be running THROUGH the light displays and around our Christmas Village! It’s going to be a pretty fantastic run, and we can’t wait to see the festive costumes you all will wear to the race.
Since everyone is so excited about the race, we decided to throw our own little contest into the mix. THE TEAM WITH THE MOST PARTICIPANTS WILL WIN A SPECIAL HOLIDAY PRIZE!
But here’s the kicker – we have had a lot of people say that they don’t know how to start a racing team; they signed up as individuals and are not sure how to form a running group. We heard your questions, and we have created a few tips that might help you WIN OUR HOLIDAY PRIZE.
TIP #1 – Friends and Family
Friends and family are the most reliable (usually) people in our lives. Use them as your first resource! Remember, this competition is not about the team that finishes first, it’s about the team with the most participants. Call your friends and family, make fun and festive running shirts together, and help us support a local non-profit, (and help yourself win our prize)!
P.S. For all of your non-runner family members, just tell them to think of this as a chance to burn off some of those Thanksgiving calories!
Tip #2 – Social Media
The purpose of social media is to have an instant reach to hundreds (or thousands, if you’re super popular) of contacts. If you’re looking for people to run with you, post it up on social media! Ask your friends to tag any of their running friends so you can expand your reach. Post it in your community groups, moms groups, and church groups. You would be surprised at the amount of “closet runners” you didn’t know that you know!
Tip #3 – Gyms
If you’re interested in running, chances are you belong to a gym. USE THAT CONNECTION! Ask the gym manager to post something on the bulletin board, send an email blast, and launch a social media campaign. This is not only great advertising for the gym, but it’s also a great way to meet a potential workout buddy (which really helps with motivation).
Remember, on the end of the day, we are donating a huge portion of the proceeds to Brandon Sports and Aquatic Center – a nonprofit that has served our community for over four decades.
So, post this up on social media, lace up your running shoes, and get ready for the most festive run you’ve ever seen! Sign up here!