Imagine the magic of the holiday season encapsulated in one fantastic night: hundreds of glistening, lighted Christmas Balls, vibrant live music from seven bands, and the electric atmosphere created by thousands of like-minded people coming together for a cause. Regardless of whether you're an avid runner, a leisurely walker, or even if you're experiencing the event from the cozy comfort of a stroller, we promise you an unforgettable experience filled with laughter, joy, and holiday cheer.
Through the admirable work of Second Harvest, we've already managed to feed over 4,000,000 people. Your participation in the Running of the Balls contributes to this incredible milestone, amplifying the shared joy of thousands of folks just like you. It's more than just a run - it's a chance to feed someone in need and a chance to spread happiness in a season meant for giving.
So gather your friends, your family, your loved ones, and join us for this one-of-a-kind event. Don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity.
The 2023 date is December 16th. Runners start around 6pm. Walkers start after the runners clear the course, normally around 6:45.
$55 for adults. $25 for anybody who can fit in a Youth Sized Shirt. Ha!
You're welcome to run with anyone you like as long as you can keep up with them.
Yes, please! We'll have jingle bells for each runner to top off that festive look you're going for.
Well behaved dogs, on a leash, at the back of the pack, with owners who pick up after them are welcome to attend.
Absolutely! Just watch out for the ankles of the folks around you. Kids in strollers participate at no cost.