Registration is now open for the Jingle Bell 5K Run, set for Dec. 8 in Mardela Springs, Maryland, with early bird registration available through Nov. 25.

All ages are welcome. This year’s run features two categories of runners/walkers will be scheduled. For runners 12 and younger, kickoff will be at 2 p.m.; for those 13 and older, at 2:15 p.m. The best Christmas Costume will be awarded a prize.

The route begins and ends at Barren Creek Heritage Museum, 413 Main St., and winds around and through the historic town of Mardela Springs, mostly flat with only a small incline near Barren Creek. Onsite registration begins at 1:30 p.m., but pre-registration is encouraged.

Early bird registration is $15 individual, $25 family, with free T-shirts going to the first 15 registrants. Registration forms are available through the Westside Historical Society the run’s sponsor, at Register by phone to 410-726-8047.

Onsite registration is $20 individual, $30 family of four. Children younger than 12 must be accompanied by an adult, and unaccompanied children ages 12-17 must have a waiver signed by a parent or guardian. Waivers available at the web page or by request,

Refreshments will be available after the run, and awards will be given. Reserved seats for all runners will be available at the sign-in site, and free tours of the Barren Creek Heritage Museum — the route’s beginning and end point — are available. All proceeds from the race will go to Westside Historical Society’s free-to-the-public programs.

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