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Thursday, Nov. 29th, 2018 | Race starts at 6:30 p.m.

Join the Peoples Trust Company & the St. Albans Messenger
for the 8th Annual Running of the Bells in downtown St. Albans.

The Running of the Bells is a holiday fun run, walk, jog that involves participants attaching jingle bells to their hats, shoes, gloves, coats, strollers, and wherever they would like to in order to make some noise as they move. The course is 1 mile in length and takes participants through downtown St. Albans while enjoying all the holiday lights. Trophies will be awarded at the end of the event for best holiday costumes!

The Running of the Bells will benefit Operation Happiness. Participants are encouraged to bring donations of canned goods and toys for Franklin and Grand Isle County families in need. There will be a van available on Kingman Street to place canned goods and toys in.

Now in it’s eighth year, this event is growing fast! ONLINE REGISTRATION IS NOT YET OPEN. 

Registration Fees:

  • Individual Adult – $15
  • Adult Couple – $25
  • Families of 4  – $40 (+$5 per additional person)
  • Youth Teams – $10 (per person, groups of 15 or more, age 17 and under)
  • Corporate Group – $12 (per person, groups of 15 or more)

Race packets can be picked up now (9 a.m.- 5 p.m) through Thursday, Nov. 29th (9 a.m.-1 p.m) at the St. Albans Messenger, 281 North Main St., St. Albans.

Rules & Regulations:

Runners: Principles of good sportsmanship apply at all times. Please adhere to crossing guard and police officers’ directions at road crossings.

Walkers: Please let faster participants pass you.

Costumes are encouraged, but must be safe and provide a full field of vision and not impede other participants. Running of the Bells organizers retain the right to refuse any participants’ costumes that are deemed unsafe or immoral.