Jingle Bell Half Marathon And 5K

Sunday, Dec 5, 2021 at 9:00 a.m.

Northern Essex Community College
Haverhill, MA 01830

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It’s time to treat yo’ elf this holiday season with one of the best and most cheerful road races that New England has to offer. The 9th annual Jingle Bell Half Marathon & 5K, for two amazing distances around Northern Essex Community College with a post-race party featuring cocoa, and all the snacks your heart desires. And don’t be elfish, bring your jolliest friends, rebels without a Claus, or all your jingle ladies.  


The Jingle Bell Half Marathon & 5k kicks off with packet pickup at 7:30 a.m.
Both races start at 9 a.m.

Course Information:

Half Marathon

The Jingle Bell Half Marathon offers runners a figure 8 loop course that runs along the Merrimack River in Haverhill, Massachusetts. The race starts and finishes at the Northern Essex Community College campus, located off Route 495.  

The first loop is an easy 5K that brings you right back to the start area on campus. You’ll then make your way to the rural roads in Haverhill. The roads are not closed to the public, but we will have course marshals and police along the course.

We’ll have 5 water stops along the way, one of which will also offer Gatorade and another with hot chocolate to warm you up. We also know that sometimes nature calls when it’s least convenient, so we’ll have two water stops with portable toilets on the course.

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Our 5K run is one of our favorites for spreading holiday cheer. Seeing runners dressed up in their favorite costumes and families running together, it warms our hearts. Taking the first loop of our half marathon course, the 5K course is great for runners and walkers of all ages and fitness levels. The course is very easy, and you’ll be jubilant by the time you reach the post-race party at Northern Essex Community College.

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