Jingle Bell Jog held in Greenwich
December 15, 2012 by Mark
Last Sunday, December 9, the town of Greenwich, Connecticut was the host for the annual Jingle Bell Jog for Pathways. This is a 5K race that raises money for Pathways, Inc. – an agency of the town that helps people who suffer from chronic mental illness with a health and wellness program. The event organizer, Threads and Treads, no doubt used flyer printing and poster printing to get as many people as possible to sign up for the event so as to be able to make a large donation to the agency.
This year, 800 runners signed up for the race. It was won this year by Alan Wells, who had already been victorious four times in the past. He said that it has grown over the years since it started and provides a wonderful feeling for the community during the holiday season, with a competition that is friendly and provides for holiday revelry as runners are decked in elf costumes, reindeer antlers and, Santa hats.
Tara Allen, a resident of the town, came in sixth and was the highest-placed female finisher. Allen said that this event not only helps to bring the community together, but is a great experience for people of all ages and also contributes to an important local cause.
The Greenwich YMCA partnered with Threads and Treads to host a party after the race with food, prizes, live music, and dancing. According to Anja Krieger-Redwood, the director of healthy living at the YMCA, it made sense to be a partner in this event as it not only promotes health and wellness but is community-oriented in nature.