COVID-19 Safety Guidelines

The City of Lakeland is taking the following steps to ensure the safety and well-being of everyone attending the 2022 Holly Jolly Jingle Bell Jog 5k. These guidelines are subject to change.

This event will be 100% outdoors. There will be no race day registration.


Cleaning and Sanitization

We are working to reduce touchpoints for participants and provide cleaning and sanitization methods for volunteers and staff.

  • Distributing sealed, bottled water and finisher ornaments away from the finish
  • Distributing pre-packaged snacks away from the finish
  • Providing race results away from the finish

 Hand sanitizer will be available for use at the portable toilets, pre-packaged snacks, bottled water, and race results stations.


Personal Protective Equipment

Event staff and volunteers will follow the local requirements for face masks where social distancing is not possible, along with wearing gloves when handing out water and pre-packaged snacks.


Social Distancing

Our announcer will frequently remind participants to remain socially distanced. 


Portable toilets will be located in the parking lot near the corral staging area and markers will be placed to allow runners to line up according to their expected pace. Walkers and participants with strollers are encouraged to line-up towards the back.


Participants will be pre-assigned a corral based on projected run times. Corrals will be distanced at the start. The race start time and first corral will be begin at 7:30am. 


Participation Guidelines

Participants are strongly encouraged to wear a mask before the start and after the race, where social distancing is not possible.


Participants who are, or who live with someone in the high-risk group defined by the CDC, should be cautious about participating. Participants should stay home if they are sick or have been in contact with someone who was sick in the past 14 days.