5K or 1 mile Trot, Run, or Walk

Course loops around Beerbower Park and will be decorated in holiday lights.



$5 Per Person

As part of the City’s annual train lighting celebration to mark the start of the holiday season, we are hosting a leisurely 1 mile or 5k trot around Beerbower Park in the center of McCleary. Dress up in your favorite costume or bring jingle bells to help spread the cheer as we follow Santa around the course.

For the first 250 registrants, your registration includes a collectable blinking ring. After the trot, stay to watch the train lighting at 6:00 PM, followed by SpodyFest Christmas Convoy at 6:15 PM, and a free showing of The Nightmare Before Christmas @ the Museum at 7:00 PM.

What is a Fun Run?

A fun run is a stress free, athletic event for participants at any level, on a road or country-side. It can be enjoyed with family, friends, and competitors of all ages.


Costumes, music, and photo ops support the fun, party-theme. MCRC fun runs are organized to raise funds for a community events and activities, and often have sponsors to help cover fees of organizational costs.

The typical fun run is quite different from your classic road race. Distances may vary but MCRC Fun Runs range from 1-mile, 1.7-mile, and 5k depending on the course and event. It not considered a race, however experienced runners can certainly challenge their time and speed on the course.


Want to Trot?

On the day of the run, packet pickup/registration begins at 4:00 p.m.

  1. Register and pay online at https://is.gd/runsignup_JBT

  2. Register and pay online using SquareUp Secure Payment via QR

  3. Register and pay online using SquareUp Secure Payment at https://square.link/u/6AqBCbuN

  4. Submit this form and payment at Our Community Credit Union

  5. Mail this form and payment to MCRC (see instructions below)

2022 Jingle Bear Trot Registration Form_FINAL.docx


We are looking for 25 volunteers to help with a range of duties throughout the day including:

  • Trot course and park decorating (approximately 45 minutes)

  • Trot course monitors (approximately 30 minutes)

  • Trot set up (approximately 15 minutes)

  • Trot clean up (approximately 15 minutes)

  • Dinner & Movie set up (approximately 45 minutes)

  • Dinner & Movie clean up (approximately 15 minutes)

  • More...

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