The 8th Annual Jingle Bell Half Marathon & 5k is returning on Sunday, December 6th, 2020 for another day of scenic New England running on the campus of the Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill, MA. Join the fun at New England’s best holiday road race, where you celebrate your finish with an after-party featuring refreshing craft beer, hot soup and cocoa and plenty of snacks!

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

As you know, the United States has seen a continued surge in COVID-19 cases that unfortunately shows no signs of slowing. Although we had hoped to produce the Jingle Bell Half Marathon & 5K this year, we’ve deemed the risk to our staff, our volunteers, our runners, and the local community that hosts our event to be too great to conduct the event this year.

However, with your support and understanding, Loco Races will survive the pandemic and return better than ever next year. If you were registered for this year’s event, please check your email for more information about your 2020 event registration.

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to [email protected]. We anticipate a high email volume, so response times may be delayed, but we’ll reply as soon as possible.

On behalf of the Loco Races team, we thank you for your understanding during these trying times, and we look forward to getting out there and running with you virtually in 2020 and in-person next year.

Virtual Run Details

What You Get

Your registration for the Jingle Bell Half Marathon & 5k includes a lot of awesome stuff! Check it out:

Premium Quarter-Zip

Half marathoners and 5K runners both get a mid-weight soft and stretchy running pullover!


All runners get treated to two choices of hot soup, hot chocolate, granola bars, and Hint water at the post-race party inside the Sports Center!


As if that weren’t awesome enough, runners 21+ get two tasty craft beer from our friends at Ipswich Ale Brewery!

Finisher's Medal

Half marathoners also get a commemorative medal!
Previous medal pictured.



Early - $59

Through October 9, 2020

Regular - $69

Through November 6, 2020

Late - $79

Through December 2, 2020


Early - $25

Through October 9, 2020

Regular - $30

Through November 6, 2020

Late - $35

Through December 2, 2020

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Race Details

December 5, 2021

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