Jolly Elf Run 2012

Jolly Elf Trail Run 2012

Jolly Elf Trail Run 2012

Saturday, December 8, 2012

A Second Empire GRAND PRIX series event
hosted by St. Michael's School

See Registration Section below or Click Below

5K Run (chip times)- Click Here
One Mile Fun Run - Click Here
200 Yard Kid's Dash - Click Here
Mail in Registration Form

Once again the Jolly Elf Trail Run was a great success!  
Thanks to all involved and all our great volunteer!

Race Results here


Fred G Bond Metro Park
801 High House Road
Cary, NC 27513



Jolly Elf Trail Run: Join Us!


Join us for our 6th Annual Jolly Elf Trail Run on Saturday, December 8th at Cary's Bond Park. As part of the Second Empire GRAND PRIX Series, this fun-filled event includes a competitive 5K, a One Mile Fun Run and a 200 Yard Kid's Dash. This event is a great, healthy way to kick off the holiday season!

St. Michael's Jolly Elf Run, a holiday themed running event, includes a DJ, announcer, tasty treats, cheering elves, and the sound of bells ringing as runners make their way through Bond Park.


Mark your calendars for a fun-filled family event, Saturday December 8, 2012. All those involved are touched with the positive energy and smiles aplenty.  Registration details to come. 
See highlights from the Jolly Elf Trail Run 2011 here. Click Here!
See race results of the Jolly Elf Trail Run 2011 here.  Click here!

We are sorry but for safety reasons,  we do not allow pets, in-line skates, bicycles or headphones.

Parking at Bond Park is limited.  If you wish to park inside the Park, please arrive early. Please part in designated parking spots only.  DO NOT PARK ON THE GRASS ON THE SIDE OF THE ROADS.  Additional parking is available at St. Michael church.


For more information contact Danielle Raneri - 919-291-0026  


Jolly Elf Trail Run: Registration Information

On site registration starts at 7:15am on race day

            Click herefor Mail-in Registration Form.......OR.......Click below event To Register Online

5K Run (chip times)- Click Here 9:00 am $25 pre-registration/$30 race day
One Mile Fun Run - Click Here 8:30am $12 for adults/$12 for kids
200 Yard Kid's Dash - Click Here 10:15am $5.00

**T-Shirts guaranteed to those who pre-register by December 1st.**

Bond Park Kiwanis Shelter Bond Park Kiwanis Shelter 9 & under 10 - 12
Friday, December 7, 2012 Begins at 7:15 a.m. 13 – 15 16 – 19
1:30-5:30 p.m. Parking at Bond Park is limited. 20 – 24 25 – 29
  Additional parking is available 30 – 34 35 – 39
  At St.Michael’s Church 40 – 44 45 – 49
    50 – 54 55 – 59
    60 – 64 65 – 69
    70 – 79 80 - Over

Jolly Elf Trail Run: Course Details

Jolly Elf Trail Run Course Map - Click Here

The 5K Run main event traverses through the paved and gentle hilly trails of scenic Bond Park, in the heart of Cary. The course is mostly hard-packed wood chips and grass with some pavement between trails. Good footing exists throughout the entire course. Along the way, you'll enjoy the encouragement and cheers of elves, cheerleaders and their families.

The One Mile Fun Run course is a beautiful, generally flat, jaunt through mostly open areas adjacent to the scenic woods of Bond Park. This Fun Run enjoys similar good footing consisting mostly of hard-packed wood chips, and grass with some pavement between trails. Walkers are welcome, too.

The 200 Yard Kid's Dash is a blast on the grass...all the little ones enjoy this one --- with goodies to collect upon finishing.  


Second Empire Grande Prix Details

The Jolly Elf Trail Run is the final 2012 race in the Second Empire Grand Prix Series. What a great way to end your year and pick up a few extra Grand Prix points. The Grand Prix has expanded this year and consists of eight of the best races in the Raleigh area. The Grand Prix Series offers Grand Prix points for competing runners in each race. Grand Prix individuals accumulating the most points receive money and prizes. For more information on the Second Empire Grand Prix racing series go to: Second Empire Series Fall Race Website


  • Pacing or companion runners are not allowed.
  • Unregistered runners are not allowed.
  • Numbers must be worn on the front and be visible at all times.
  • Runners must follow the marked trail, proceed without unauthorized physical or mechanical assistance from others.
  • Race officials will determine order of finish if runners cross the finish line together.
  • Runners must give passing room as soon as reasonably possible to a runner who asks for the trail. 
  • Please do not run additional training miles on the course on race day because it compromises the safety and enjoyment of the race for others.   
  • Runners must complete the distance they sign up for to receive an award.
  • For safety, runners who withdraw during the run must inform a race official or aid station volunteer.
  • No littering, smoking or consumption of alcohol permitted on the course.
  • Anyone who breaks race rules will be disqualified from this race and from future events.



Thanks to our Jolly Elf Trail Sponsors












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