The Comox Valley Food Bank will be the benefactor of the annual Jingle Bell Charity Fun Run, Sunday at Seal Bay Nature Park. Santa will be there! File photo.

The Comox Valley Food Bank will be the benefactor of the annual Jingle Bell Charity Fun Run, Sunday at Seal Bay Nature Park. Santa will be there! File photo.

Jingle Bell Fun Run to help the Comox Valley Food Bank takes place Sunday

Come one, come all to the Comox Valley Road Runners’ Jingle Bell Run, the club’s annual fundraising event for the Comox Valley Food Bank.

Join runners and walkers in beautiful Seal Bay Nature Park by the Hardy Road parking lot on Sunday, Dec. 5. Registration and donations at https://bit.ly/3xydrg7 or on site at 9:30 a.m.

“Let’s commune with nature along with our families and friends, other runners and walkers as we come together to lift up our greater community,” said Mona Goodman, in a press release. “More families are in need, and the food bank relies on our kindness. If you are unable to come out on Dec.5 but want to support our efforts, you can still go to our Race Roster Jingle Bell Run event (link above) and make a donation to the food bank. Thank you for your generosity.”

Participants are to park at the Hardy Road parking lot (carpool if feasible) and walk along the marked trail through the forest to Jingle Bell Central. Choose to run, walk, or walk/run the 7.3 km Forest Loop trail (check out the Seal Bay trail map) or a shorter 3.2 km trail. Both trails are marked with sawdust and red bows. Announcements begin at 9:50 a.m. with all runners and walkers present.

Dress festive, sing Christmas songs along the trails, and take pictures. Upload your photos to Race Roster or email them to jinglebellrun@cvrr.ca for a chance to be pictured on the Comox Valley Roadrunners’ website or Facebook page.

Join the club after the run/walk for some coffee, hot chocolate, and cookies. Santa will be there!

“We love our dogs, but we want everyone to be and feel safe (dogs included), so please leave your pets at home,” said Goodman

For more information go to www.cvrr.ca or contact Goodman at jinglebellrun@cvrr.ca