RSVP ON EVENTBRITE IS FREE--BUT REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT OF FEES MUST BE DONE AT ACTIVE.COM.
THIS IS A FUNDRAISER FOR CHARITY--THIS IS NOT A FREE EVENT.
The 16th Annual Sleighbells on the Square 5k/1k/Tot Trot will be held this year on Saturday, December 10. This festive event for the whole family takes place on the Marietta Square where the 5k will start and finish. The race attracted more than 1000 participants last year, raising more than $30,000 for the Cobb Children’s Emergency Fund. The Fund provides emergency grants to Cobb County households facing financial emergencies or crises. The Fund provides support for Cobb families in need in areas that are often not addressed by traditional charities, assisting with utility bills, clothing, medicine, housing, etc. in order to help local families get back on track.
Race day activities include appearances by Disney Characters and Santa, face-painting for the kids and jingle bells for runner’s shoes. Festive holiday attire is encouraged. Strollers and dogs are allowed. The 5k starts at 8:30am, the 1k at 9:30am, Tot Trot at 9:45am and the awards ceremony is at 9:50am.
The 5k is a chip-timed Peachtree Qualifying race. Registration is available online at Active.com.
The cost for registration is $20 for Youth, $25 for Adults through November 27.
$30 for registration November 28- December 8. Tot Trot registration is just $10 through Dec 8.
Race day registration is $35 for the 5k and 1k and $15 for the Tot Trot.
There is also registration for Phantom Runners for $30 to support in spirit and get a t-shirt but not run.
All participants who register before Nov 28 are guaranteed a long-sleeve technical t-shirt.
More information can be found on the Sleighbells on the Square page at Active.com. Sleighbells on the Square is presented by the Cobb County Bar Association to support the Children’s Emergency Fund, a 501c3.