Jingle Bell Jog

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 The Jingle Bell Jog is scheduled for 16th December 2018!

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Let’s paint the town red, green and white and kick off the festive season by getting the whole family dressed up as Santa’s, Elves, Reindeer, Christmas Puddings, Snowmen, Fairies – or anything Christmassy – and Stumble, Walk, Jog or Run around a flat and scenic course in Bowness on the shores of Lake Windermere! It’s the perfect way to get into the Christmas spirit and a fun event for all the family to enjoy, and to raise money for worthwhile local charities.

This event is open to all ages and abilities and you can run, jog, walk, jingle, push prams, or wheel wheelchairs. The course is a flat and wheelchair / pram – friendly 2km loop starting and ending at the beautiful Cockshott Point – a peninsular overlooking Lake Windermere.

Entrants can choose on the day whether they complete 1 or 2 laps, and the entry price is based on entrant age rather than the distance covered.

Christmas outfits are essential – and Santa Suits can optionally be purchased via our online entry system. Prizes will be awarded for the best dressed and ALL entrants will receive a festive medal for finishing!

Festive entertainment will be provided before, during and after the race to get us all in the Christmas spirit!

Entry Prices

  • Ages 0 – 4 and pets: No charge – must be accompanied by a paying Adult
  • Junior Entry (Ages 5 – 12): £5 must be accompanied by a paying Adult
  • Adult Entry (Ages 13+): £10
  • Family Entry: (2 x Adults & 2 x Junior): £25
  • Optional Santa Suit Purchase: £5

Note: Entry price is dependent on age – not distance – you can choose the distance you complete on the day

There are a limited number of Santa Suits available for purchase along with your ticket – Santa Suits are available on a first come first served basis and can be collected before the event. But we encourage participants to dress up as any Christmas character to take part in this family fun event.

All participants will receive a medal for taking part and we would love you to decorate your pram, wheelchair and even the dog!

To enter either:

  • Online – click on the ‘Enter Now’ button at the top of this page, or
  • Paper – download the hard copy entry form by clicking on the link at the top of this page complete it and return it to us with your payment

Event Sponsors

We are fortunate to have some great support from the following local businesses:

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Donating Prizes:



Jingle Bell Jog Course Map

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The Jingle Bell Jog is organised by the Windermere and Ambleside Lions Club and all proceeds from the event will be donated to worthwhile charitable causes in and around the Lake District.

We also encourage all participants to raise their on sponsorship for their own charitable causes.

We provide the attached Charity Sponsorship Form to help you with your Fundraising – click here Jingle Bell Jog – Charity Sponsor Form to download this charity sponsorship form.

Lion President, Chris Burstow says “We would love the whole town to get behind this event and come along to have some fun, as the sight of hundreds of Santas, Elves, Snowmen and Fairies taking part will add to the enjoyment for participants and spectators alike. Although the main aim is to raise funds for charities, we also want to put the FUN into FUNdraising”

So, with family, friends, colleagues, club members and team mates, get sponsorship for your chosen charity and be part of the Jingle Bell Jog!

  • Registration time 10.00am
  • Start Time of 11.00am