Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run Boasts Larger Field, New Party Location

02 DEC 2010
Boston’s Original Holiday Fun Run offers the chance to run with Bill Rodgers

 

When:                          Sunday, December 12, 2010 @ 5:30 p.m.

Location:                     Hyatt Regency Downtown Crossing, Boston (map)

Registration:                Filling fast at www.baa.org/jingle-bell-run

Field Size Limit:           Set at 1,300 and runners are encouraged to register in advance

Presented by:              Boston Athletic Association

Race Course:               This 2.3 mile run is Boston’s original holiday-themed fun run and will be held between 10 and 13 minutes-per-mile pace. It begins in front of the Hyatt Regency and loops through the Boston Common and the financial district before returning to the Hyatt for the post-race party. The event is not timed, and no awards will be given to the top finishers.

Post-Run Party:            Dancing, refreshments, DJ entertainment, and Bill Rodgers will greet runners at this 21+ event. As is the tradition at the Bill Rodgers Jingle Bell Run, holiday dress and costumes are encouraged but not required.

Amenities:                   Runners have the chance to run alongside four-time Boston Marathon winner Bill Rodgers, and receive an autographed picture of “Boston Billy."  All entrants receive a complimentary beverage at the post-run party, a  voucher for two Boston Blazers professional men’s lacrosse tickets  (Home opener, January 15), and food courtesy of Boston Chowda Company.

Beneficiaries:             
Boston Center for Youth and Families
Boston Centers for Youth & Families (BCYF) is the City of Boston’s largest youth and human service agency offering programs and activities for people of all ages at 38 facilities in Boston. Each month, BCYF offers more than 400 programs ranging from education and enrichment to a wide range of sports programs and leagues. For more details, visit them at www.cityofboston.gov/bcyf/   

Newington (Conn.) High School Cross Country Boosters Scholarship
The Bill Rodgers Foundation sponsors two $500 scholarship awards in honor of Coach Frank D. O'Rourke. Rodgers, a member of the NHS Class of 1966, has established these awards to recognize two student athletes who best exemplify the outstanding qualities of character and athletic achievement encouraged and fostered by his mentor, Coach O'Rourke.

B.A.A. Moment 3

2010 - The Hoyts

When many think of the Boston Marathon, they think of Team Hoyt, the father/son team of Dick and Rick who have participated in their unique way 30 times. Dick was 69 at the 2010 Boston Marathon. Their final historic race came in 2014.