Jingle Bell 5K Returns On Sunday

OCEAN CITY- Hundreds of running enthusiasts are expected to descend on the resort area for the 6th annual Winterfest of Lights Jingle Bell 5K on Sunday.

The annual event takes place at the Winterfest of Lights at Northside Park on 125th Street. The twilight race takes runners through the animated course of dazzling lights and spectacular holiday displays. Participants dressed in the holiday spirit receive an event T-shirt, hot chocolate, cookies and a ride on the Winterfest Express. The race is scheduled for Sunday starting at 5 p.m. at Northside Park. Last year, nearly 200 runners competed in the event with unseasonably warm weather. A post-event party is set for the nearby Abbey Burger Bistro.

About The Author: Shawn Soper

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Shawn Soper has been with The Dispatch since 2000. He began as a staff writer covering various local government beats and general stories. His current positions include managing editor and sports editor. Growing up in Baltimore before moving to Ocean City full time three decades ago, Soper graduated from Loch Raven High School in 1981 and from Towson University in 1985 with degrees in mass communications with a journalism concentration and history.