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New Christmas-themed 5k to be at Lake Park

| November 24, 2015

COSHOCTON – This year, kick off your Christmas season a little bit differently with a Christmas-themed 5k night race at Lake Park on Dec. 19. The Jingle Bell Jangle 5k is part of a new venture by locals Dustin Haywood and Kelly Treat as they strive to host more events, mostly races, in Coshocton in the future.

“This has been an idea I have had for the last couple of years,” said Haywood. “A lot of bigger cities have more options when it comes to 5ks, so I just figured, why not have something like this in Coshocton?”

The course at Lake Park will be a brand new course that has never been used by runners. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. and runners are asked to meet at the Lake Park Canal Boat parking lot. Registration begins at 4:30 p.m. and all participants will be provided with jingle bells to wear as they run, if they choose. A giveaway item will also be given to all pre-registrants.

What makes this 5k unique is that the course will feature a wide-variety of Christmas decorations lighting the course, making it the perfect way for area runners to get into the holiday spirit. Medals will be awarded to the top male and female overall and the top three males and top three females in each age group.

After awards are given, there will be hot chocolate and Christmas cookies for everyone to enjoy.

Participants can pre-register for the event by printing and filling out a form on the Jingle Bell Jangle 5k Facebook page or by visiting jinglebelljangle5k.eventbrite.com. Pre-registration is due by Dec. 6 and is $25. Race day registration and pre-registration after that date is $30.

All the money raised will go toward the Coshocton County Firefighter’s Toy Chest.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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