Are you looking for ways to feel closer and more connected with your local community? Look no further than Jingle Jam 10K, the annual holiday race that brings together runners, volunteers, and spectators from all over Augusta and shows the power of community.
With its festive atmosphere and charitable mission, this event showcases the power of community in action. Join us as we explore how Jingle Jam 10K has become a beloved tradition for many Augustans and learn about the positive impact it has on our city.
Introduction to Jingle Jam 10K
Jingle Jam 10K is an annual event that brings the Augusta community together in a race to end domestic violence. The event features a a holiday-themed 10K road race and a post-race vendors village festival with music, food, and amazing community vendors.
Jingle Jam 10K is a great way to get into the holiday spirit and support your local community. If you’re looking for a fun and festive way to get involved in your community this holiday season, register for Jingle Jam 10K!
History of Jingle Jam 10K
In 2011, a domestic violence survivor and her group of friends in Augusta, Georgia, had the idea to start a holiday tradition that would bring the community together and help those escaping from the same situation that she had. As a previous client of SafeHomes Domestic Violence Center and an avid runner, Goldei and her friends created Jingle Jam 10K road race, with all proceeds going to SafeHomes.
Since its inception, Jingle Jam 10K has grown each year, attracting more and more runners (and walkers!) over the age of 10 and of all abilities. The event has become a cherished tradition for many Augusta residents, providing an opportunity to get out and enjoy the holiday spirit while also giving back to the community.
Jingle Jam 10K is always held on the first Saturday of December. It starts and finishes at Evans Town Center Park in Evans, GA.
Over the years, the Jingle Jam 10K has raised tens of thousands of dollars for SafeHomes. Proceeds help to transform domestic violence victims into survivors.
Bringing a Community Together
One of the most popular aspects of Jingle Jam 10K is the community and holiday spirit that it fosters. People from all walks of life come together to enjoy the festivities. The event has become a tradition for many families in Augusta. Each year, participants share their stories of how Jingle Jam 10K has brought them closer in supporting their community.
One participant, who wished to remain anonymous, said, “It’s a local run, which went through my mom’s neighborhood before 2020. I have watched her deal with survivorship my entire life. This cause helps those who found themselves in similar situations to her in 1980.”
An Example of Community
Jingle Jam 10K is a great example of how a community can come together. You can have an impact on the lives of others. From local businesses to individuals, everyone has an opportunity to lend their support and end domestic violence. By donating, volunteering, or simply raising awareness, we are showing that coming together as one can create something truly special. Together, we can all move forward toward ending domestic violence.