On Saturday, December 3rd, the New Haven High School’s chapter of National Honor Society held their 3rd annual Jingle Jog 5K Run/Walk starting at the New Haven Elementary to benefit the New Haven Track Project.
This year’s race brought out over 80 jingle runners! Senior Kendall Frick stated, “I think the Jingle Jog had a great outcome this year. It was really cold, but it was nice to see people out running and showing off their holiday spirit.”
This year’s gold sponsors were C&S Tool and Die and Thrivent Financial. The silver sponsors were Peoples Savings Bank, Citizens Bank, Bank of Franklin County, Athletico, Pratt’s Pharmacy, and Branson Construction. Lastly, the bronze sponsors were New Haven Family Chiropractic, New Haven Veterinary Clinic, Save A Lot, UPS Store, Re/Max, and New Haven Ice Cream Shoppe. Also, Seitter’s Market donated fruit; C&S Tool and Die donated bottled water; Astral Glass donated hand-blown glass tumblers for the top male and female; and cookies, gatorade, and hot cocoa were donated by NHS members.
The ugliest Christmas sweater prize went to Dylan Loepker; the most festive attire went to Rhonda Granneman; and the best group attire went to Addison Pehle, Tatum Scheer, and Taylor Scheer (they were little running christmas presents!). They each received a stocking filled with Christmas goodies.
The men’s top finisher was NHHS sophomore Tim Madden with a time of 19:12, and the women’s top finisher was Mia Reed with a time of 19:53. They each received tumblers from Astral Glass. The youngest runner of the race was Robert Tucker, who is 3 years old and ran the race with his parents, one of whom is John Tucker, who is the NHHS cross country and track coach. Robert earned a medal for his young holiday cheer.
The Jingle Jog this year raised money for the New Haven Track Project, which will help with further construction and needs to completely finish the track.
NHS advisor Wendy Oelrichs pronounced, “The Jingle Jog 5K Run/Walk has become a tradition for many families in the area. I'm very proud of the hard work that this year's National Honor Society members put into the race to make it a big success! We once again had great weather for the race, and I think everyone who came out had a fun time. It's great to see the community come out and support New Haven High School and the New Haven Track Project!”
Thank you to all the participants and sponsors for participating and helping keep New Haven on track!
Hope to see you next year at the Jingle Jog!
Note: All results are posted on the New Haven Banner and are also linked below.