On December 15, 2018, the NHHS National Honors Society (NHS) will be hosting the Fifth Annual Jingle Jog 2018. The race will be held at New Haven Elementary School. The race is 3.1 miles, starting at the elementary school, going up and down through the streets of New Haven, and ending back at the school.
The race will begin at 8 A.M., and NHS members will be handing out water, hot chocolate, cookies, and many more treats that will be provided inside the elementary school cafeteria.
There will be awards handed out to the first overall male and female finishers, as well as to the top three male and female finishers in the age divisions of 9 and under, 10-13, 14-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60+. There will also be special prizes awarded to the Ugliest Christmas Sweater, Most Festive Holiday Attire, and Best Group/Couple Attire.
This year, all proceeds will benefit All-Abilities Athletics and New Haven graduate Melanie Duvall.
The NHS members were asked what they are looking forward to most at this year’s Jingle Jog. “This is my first time doing it, so I am super excited to do it as a whole! Also, I love anything with Christmas,” replied Lydia Otten, junior.
They were also asked what role they are playing and who is helping them. Senior Kamryn Poe said, “I helped design the racing logo for this year’s Jingle Jog. Martin Lewis and Meagan Holtmeyer helped me with this, and together we made it. Last year, I also dressed as Santa Claus for the race, so we will see who is Santa this year. They will have a fun role!”
Register by November 30th to be guaranteed a race shirt. If you would like more information on the race or want to participate, entry forms are available in the middle and high school office and the elementary office. They also can be printed at this link: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Rp7mgK3H20P44UYpUniu6lHi1K6JPnRH/view
Online registration is available at this link: https://racesonline.com/events/jingle-jog-5k-run-walk
NHS members hope to see many people out there Saturday morning to enjoy a day of running and walking.