Join us again this year for the jolliest run in Northwest Arkansas! Runners and walkers of all levels and ages are invited to participate in the 7th Annual Jingle Bell Jog 5K & Reindeer Fun Run on Saturday, December 1 at the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks.


Ugly Christmas sweaters, Santa hats, elf ears – anything that sparkles and jingles is highly encouraged! Runners and walkers who pre-register will receive a swag bag. Light snacks are included with registration. Come run, walk and be merry! No pets please.


Proceeds support BGO’s mission to provide education, entertainment and recreation for the thousands of visitors and students who visit the garden each year.


The 5K begins at 9:00 am and the Fun Run starts at 10:00 am (under age 12). Instructors from the Fayetteville Athletic Club will lead a warm up stretch at 8:30 am for the 5K and 9:30 am prior to the Fun Run.


REGISTRATION: Runners can register online at bgozarks.org. Sign up individually or form a team of 5!


$30 | Jingle Bell Jog 5K | All ages


$35 after 11/17/18


$10 | Reindeer Fun Run | Under age 12


$15 after 11/17/18


$100 | 5K TEAM of 5 | All Ages


Run with your friends. Fastest 5 gets a special holiday prize! (5 registrants per group)


COURSE: The 5K course begins at the Botanical Garden and travels out & back along the Lake Fayetteville Trail. The kids’ Fun Run takes place inside the garden. Ages 5 & under will be a half mile (4 laps) around Great Lawn circle. Ages 5 & up will be 1 mile on the garden’s paved and dirt trail.


Thank you to our sponsors: Presenting Sponsor - Bank of America


Major Sponsors – Grease Monkey, Intents Party Rental, Ozarks Electric Cooperative


Sponsors – DJ Cycle, Fayetteville Athletic Club, Lightworks Events, Mike Price Photography, Whole Foods Market, Presenting Media Sponsor - Citiscapes Magazine


Presenting Broadcasting Sponsor - KNWA Northwest Arkansas News


Media Sponsors – KIX 104, Macaroni Kid-Fayetteville, Magic 107.9, Peekaboo Magazine


About the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks: The Botanical Garden of the Ozarks is a community-based nonprofit in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Sitting on 44 acres on the east side of Lake Fayetteville, the Garden includes 12 display gardens and the state’s only butterfly house. In 2017, the Garden hosted approximately 18,000 adults and children for various educational programs. The BGO opened to the public in 2007 and attracts more than 80,000 visitors each year. For more on the Botanical Garden of the Ozarks go to www.bgozarks.org.