Festival of Lights 5k and 1 M Family Fun Run This Saturday in San Marco Square

  • by Greg Zecher
  • December 6, 2013

JACKSONVILLE, FLA.  It is time once again to lace up the jingle bells on your running shoes and get ready for the 18th Annual Festival of Lights 5k and 1 Mile Family Fun Run. The Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals event is sponsored by Daily Billboards and will take place in San Marco Square on Saturday, Decemeber 7, 2013.

Thousands of participants will run or walk a beautiful San Marco race route lined with over 3,000 luminaries. This family oriented event allows entire families to participate in a healthy holiday activity, while having fun with the event’s signature jingle bells on their feet.

Once completed, participants and families can take part in all of the additional festivities, including a Kids Zone with bounce houses, arts and crafts, music, a visit from Santa Claus and much more! In addition to the 5K and Family Fun Run, the San Marco Merchant’s Association will also be hosting their “Holiday Magic” event featuring Horse Drawn Sleigh Rides, Children's Bounce Games, Jugglers, Toy Soldier Stilt Walkers and a Christmas Tree Lighting. Firehouse Subs has generously donated food for all the runners and Walmart and Sam’s Club will provide water for all participants.

The event is Saturday, December 7, 2013 One-Mile Family Fun Run - 5:30 pm Festival of Lights 5k - 6:00 pm 5k Walker and Strollers- 6:10pm San Marco Merchant’s Association Holiday Magic - 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm. Location is at  the San Marco Square 1996 San Marco Boulevard Jacksonville, FL 32207


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