Ancient Greeks celebrated sports such as gymnastics, wrestling, and running around wildly with an open flame. Honor athletic history safely with today’s Groupon for entry in the 2011 Total Jingle Bell Run and Walk on Sunday, December 11, hosted by Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA. Choose between the following options:
- For $18, you get individual entry in the 5-mile run (a $33 value).
- For $35, you get family entry for four in the 3-mile family walk (a $75 value).<p>
Participants must register between December 7 and December 10. Packet pickup begins at 12 p.m.; the 5-mile run begins at 2 p.m., and the 3-mile family walk begins at 2:05 p.m.
The 2011 Total Jingle Bell Run and Walk floods downtown streets with philanthropists of all fitness levels who walk and run to fund Tellepsen Family Downtown YMCA’s scholarships for those in need. Registrants snag a race packet bursting with jingle bells, a long-sleeved race shirt, and reindeer antlers, and do their part to strengthen the community by chasing friends, family members, and neighbors around town decked in festive costumes. Once all competitors have crossed the finish line, prizes will be awarded to the first- and second-placing male and female of each age group, as well as Best Adult Costume, Best Group Costume, and best costume depicting Santa’s sack of stolen Christmas cookies.
YMCA of Greater Houston: 2012 Total Jingle Bell Run & Walk
The Total Jingle Bell Run & Walk spurs more than 5,000 antler-clad participants to swarm through downtown Houston in the name of charity, fitness, and celebration of the holiday season. Like Santa's reindeer before the sleigh got GPS, the event explores several different routes, including a 5-mile course for runners and a shorter, less intense 3-mile course for families. After everyone has crossed the finish line, awards honor the fleetest of foot in each age group, as well as individuals donning the best holiday-themed costumes. All proceeds raised by the race get poured into the YMCA's partner campaign, which provides scholarship money to those in need of academic aid.