Congratulations to all participants in the 2016 Jingle Bell Half Marathon! Results are up on Coolrunning and there’s a photo album posted on our Facebook page.

NEW for 2017:

  • Race Date: Sunday – Dec 10th
  • 5K Jolly Jaunt Costume Run

For 2017 we have added a fun 5K Jolly Jaunt!  Bring your costume and a smile. This is one of the easiest 5K courses around. 90% of the course is a gradual downhill.  The 5K starts at the same time and location as the half marathon.  It is a point to point course. Once you have completed your fun downhill 5k, take the free shuttle back up to the Atkinson Country Club for some well deserved treats and a craft beer.

2016 race slide show:


Join us for the 5th  Annual Jingle Bell Half Marathon and Jolly Jaunt 5K.  Located at the prestigious Atkinson Country Club, this event is just minutes from the Mass border and Salem, New Hampshire.  Enjoy a spectacular venue; the Atkinson Resort and Country Club situated on a beautiful hill overlooking the rolling terrain of southern New Hampshire.

The Atkinson Resort & Country Club, is a destination facility tucked within 420-acres of meticulously manicured greens and beautiful surroundings.  Finish off your year with this festive late Fall half marathon event!

THE Half Marathon course: What’s not to like? This 13.1 mile  single-loop scenic course travels mostly in Atkinson New Hampshire with a few miles in Salem, NH and Haverhill, Massachusetts. The course is run exclusively on rolling rural back roads crossing past conservation land, two small ponds, rolling fields of hay, stone walls, and apple orchards. It’s a beautiful course and doable for all levels.

The 5K Jolly Jaunt:  Wanted: Elves, running Santa’s and holiday spirited folks.  Join us for the first ever Jolly Jaunt 5K This is bound to be one of the easiest 5K’s around. the first 2.3 miles is a gradual downhill.

Hot Cocoa and Lindt Chocolate Rest Stop: Tired of gumming down your energy gel on long races?  Try our hot cocoa rest stop, where you can enjoy a small cup of not-too-hot cocoa and some delicious Lindt Chocolate.  What a treat to get you through the last few miles!

Finish Party: After the race, come join us inside the absolutely stunning Atkinson Resort and Country Club grand ballroom.  You will be treated to hot soup, hot chocolate, Clif Bars, Stonyfield yogurt, Hint water and, of course, a cold Henniker Brewing Company Beer!