The Jingle Jam 10K 2012 will bring its unique brand of merriment to Evans on Saturday.
The road race, which benefits SafeHomes Inc. and raises awareness about domestic violence, is a Christmas-themed costume contest race over 6.2 miles, beginning at Evans Towne Center Park at 8 a.m.
It attracted almost 500 runners in the inaugural run a year ago, and organizers expect it to grow this year.
“Last year we had so much positive feedback, we thought bigger and better,” said Goldei Limbaugh, the Jingle Jam 10K founder and a domestic violence survivor. “We’re so far ahead of where we were last year.”
Runners will receive gift bags at registration on Friday, including bells for their shoes so they can jingle during the run. Entertainers, including cheerleaders, singing groups and belly dancers, will perform along each mile of the course.
Top finishers overall from men and women runners will receive prizes, as will top runners in each age division. Prizes also will be awarded for individuals and groups with the best costumes.
Late registration, along with packet pickup, is 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, at Savannah Rapids Pavilion and costs $50. There is no race-day registration.