The Jingle Jam 10K benefiting SafeHomes Domestic Violence Center promotes healthy lifestyles through fitness and furthers the mission of SafeHomes, Inc.
Now going on its ninth year, the Jingle Jam 10K is a fun-filled, Christmas-themed road race featuring entertainment, choirs, Santa Claus, and a costume contest! Runners get jingle bells to lace into their shoes so they can “jingle all the way” to the finish line! Chip timers as well as a timing system to accurately process and record start and finish times. Proceeds collected from race registrations help to benefit SafeHomes Domestic Violence Center.
The Jingle Jam 10K was chosen as the 2016 Best Fundraising Event by reader’s of Augusta Magazine.
The JJ10K Board of Directors is formed and organized entirely by volunteers; meet the faces behind the Best Fundraising Event in the CSRA.
Goldei, Race Director
She is THE face behind JJ10K. She is a DV survivor, who decided to bring awareness to domestic violence through one of her biggest passions: running. She is a fitness instructor, an Evans Fitness Club gym manager, wife, and mother of 6 (although we think she might have lost count) who somehow still manages to put on the BEST FUNDRAISING EVENT in town. She can’t do it all without her Board of Directors, but she is the one who reminds us every day why we do what we do and pushes us to put on a better race than before.
When she’s not busy wrangling her 3 kids (4 counting her husband Ben), running brings a sense of accomplishment like no other exercise (plus she enjoys baking and eating cake, so run she must). Trail running is her favorite though! Carrie has been part of Jingle Jam 10K since it’s first race in 2011; being part of our Board of Directors has been a place for her to bring her love for running together with her desire to advocate for domestic violence awareness. She enjoys seeing Augusta’s awesome running community come together each year around the Christmas holiday season to support SafeHomes Domestic Violence Center and its mission.
Beth, Entertainment Director
She is an Augusta native; she is a loving mother, Prince addict and travel enthusiast who loves to visit NYC over any other place. Her secret/hidden talent is event planning and it is exactly why she is the lead and captain of all our volunteers. She has been coordinating all JJ10K entertainment, packet pickup expo & race day helpers since 2014 and has our race operations down to science. Without her passion to support our cause, we’re be a little lost, literally.
Hilary, Volunteers Director
She’s an AU graduate with a passion for health care, avid sports fan, traveling enthusiast & adventure taker. The only marathons she’s ever done are Netlfix marathons. She may not be an avid runner but she’s an avid JJ10K supporter and has been a member of our Board of Directors since 2013, helping out with all our entertainment and volunteers. Without her passion to help our cause we’d have mass chaos.
Nassab, Sponsorship/Creative Coordinator
She is Lebanese Born mom of 3, runner, baker, cook, and working as a freelance graphic designer for a few non-profits in the US and the CSRA. You might run into her at her happy place – Evans Fitness Club where she teaches Zumba, Les Mills, and Group Fitness OR you might catch her on the streets hustling our sponsors. We’d have no sponsors without her nor would we have any Jamtastic t-shirts, posters or billboards. She’s always been a JJ10k supporter; she used to run our race and now brings our ideas to life since 2015.
Kelsey, Logistics Coordinator
Kelsey is a New England transplant to the sunny South with her husband and three daughters. You can generally find her at Evans Fitness Club teaching or taking a class, relaxing with a book at a local coffee shop or race day coordinating all our logistics. She loves being a part of the Jingle Jam 10k team, helping our cause that is near and dear to her heart. Kelsey keeps track of the hundreds upon hundreds of items needed for race weekend. We would probably be drowning in random #JJ10k gear, looking like chickens with our heads cut off, without her.
Naomi, Marketing/Creative Director
Naomi is a Hawaii local and mother of 2 (growing to three!). She started as an avid volunteer with SafeHomes Domestic Violence Center and was recommended by SafeHomes staff to begin working with JJ10k in 2018. She has continued her passion of increasing awareness of domestic violence by becoming a member of the Board of Directors with JJ10k and her continued volunteer work with SafeHomes. She juggles all things media and graphics– from all our social media platforms to our e-mails to our poster and swag designs! She miraculously gets it all done while chasing around her tiny humans.