Clarksville, TN – On Saturday, December 1st, 2012 downtown Clarksville was packed with over 429 runners adorned in Christmas themed outfits for the fourth annual Jingle Bell Jog. The City of Clarksville and Run for a Reason founded by Eddie Ferrell and Casey Jenkins hosted a one mile fun run and a 5k to raise money for a local charity.
This year all proceeds are going to The Food Initiative. The Food Initiative is a non-profit organization that hires high school students from Montgomery County and Fort Campbell to plant and harvest food for local organizations.
“We hope to raise in the ballpark of $8000 for The Food Initiative,” the race director Eddie Ferrell said. “I’d like to thank the runners, sponsors, Parks and Recreation, downtown businesses and volunteers especially Clarksville Running Club for making this event successful.”
The winner of the Jingle Bell Jog 5k was 18 year old Alex Haycraft with an impressive time of 17:03. The race organizers handed out awards to the winner of the one mile, winner of overall 5k race and top three finishers of each age group. They also handed out awards to Best Head Gear, Best Socks and Best Costume. One participant ran the 5k dressed as a Christmas tree dropping garland and ornaments along the route.
Here are the unofficial results of 2012 Jingle Bell Jog:
Male Open Winners
Male 19 & under
Male 60 & over
Female Open Winners
Female 19 & under
Female 60 & over