2016 South Boston Catholic Academy Jingle Bell Run

What better way to kick off your first Saturday in December than to join us for the 8th Annual South Boston Catholic Academy Jingle Bell Run on Saturday December 3rd, 2016! Throw on your sneaks and join your classmates, neighbors and friends on this flat, brisk, certified and sanctioned USA Track and Field – New England course along scenic South Boston beaches. With each stride, you can feel pretty darn fabulous about yourself not only because you’re looking utterly awesome out there, but also because your support of this year’s race is resulting in the creation our first ever Outdoor Classroom .

We have two youth races to start us off at 9:15 and 9:30 am followed by a 5km race at 10:00 am. Post run fun includes a kickin’ cookout  with delicious burgers and dogs provided by no-one other than our incredibly generous friends at Sullivan’s Castle Island with grilling provided by some of our most talented school dads. Add to that yumminess some cool tunes to match your post-run mood, raffles, and of course the best and most gratifying part of the morning…our unbelievable awards presentation! There’s no other race in the City where you will have as many opportunities to leave with an award for all of that hard work! Start spreading the news to your buddies and their buddies alike – this year is going to have some very cool new items!

SIGN UP NOW!!! Registration is now open and a classic South Boston Catholic Academy long-sleeve t-shirt will be given to the first 200 registrants!

Saturday, December 3, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 km Race

Youth Races:
9:15 a.m. – 100 Meter Dash (9 years and under)
9:30 a.m. – ½ Mile Race (14 years and under)

Pre-registration by November 25: $20, Post-registration: $25

Youth Pre-registration by November 25: $8, Post-registration: $10


9:15 a.m. – 100 Meter Dash (9 years and under)
Start – O Street and East Broadway
Finish – P Street and East Broadway

9:30 a.m. – ½ Mile Race (14 years and under)
Start at O Street and East Broadway. Proceed down East Broadway towards the beach, around the Farragut Statue and back to O and East Broadway.

10 a.m. – 5 km (3.1 Mile) Open Race

Course Map for 5K

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Start at O Street and East Broadway and proceed towards Pleasure Bay. At Day Boulevard, the race will go to the right of the Farragut Statue, cross Day Boulevard, and go up onto the sidewalk. The race will go left and stay on the sidewalk along Day Boulevard towards Castle Island. The race will stay on the perimeter sidewalk of the Castle Island Parking Lot.

Before reaching Sullivan’s Restaurant, the race will go up go right keeping Sullivan’s on the left and the Castle on the right, and circle the Castle. Halfway around the Castle after the Korean War Memorial, the race will bear left proceed onto the walkway around the Sugar Bowl. The race will stay to the right of the lighthouse.

At the end of the walkway, the race will go right, staying on the sidewalk until the race reaches the end of Farragut Park, and then goes left on Shore Drive (Lovers Lane). The race continues around Farragut Park to Farragut Road, and the takes a right on East Broadway. The finish is at O Street and Broadway.