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Rushing and Running Together for the Holidays - Junkanoo Jingle to Bay 5K

NASSAU, The Bahamas (28 November 2023) – Picture this, hundreds of Santas running, walking, rolling and rushing from Arawak Cay down historic Bay Street in festive holiday fashion with a full Junkanoo rushout in between. The signature holiday race in New Providence, Junkanoo Jingle to Bay 5K (JJtoBay5K) will take place on Saturday, 16th December at 6:00am increasing health and fitness, building community and fostering cultural pride.

As a corporate in-kind sponsor for the inaugural race, the Ministry of Tourism and Aviation (MOTA) proudly supports events which boost sports tourism in the country.  This pet friendly event will be one to remember as organizers are keenly focused on raising awareness for the Bahamas Humane Society. Additionally, part proceeds from the race will support youth development and help children from a local group home have a Merry Christmas as special guests for race morning with donated gifts presented to them by Santa.

“Four Seasons Race Management and TIDE Consultants are so very pleased to have the support of the Government of The Bahamas, the community and corporate Bahamas for this special race which brings everyone together. JJtoBay is dear to our hearts as we are deeply rooted in Junkanoo, we are also runners, health enthusiasts and community builders - JJtoBay5K blends all of our shared ideals while raising funds for youth development in The Bahamas. Corporate Bahamas help dreams take flight - and this race is only possible by the support of the community,” expressed Marcel Major JJtoBay Race Co-Director.

As a Certified Race Director with the Road Runners Club of America Marcel, his wife  Race Co-Director Theresa and Race Co-Director Kandice Weech-Eldon look forward to tourists, children, families, fitness clubs, civic organizations and community groups rallying around this heartwarming holiday race.

“We thank our title sponsor Dunkin’ for believing in this vision and Conch Shell Sponsor Oaktree Medical Center, Trumpet Sponsor IL Cares, Brass Sponsors Radio House, Walk In Clinic and in-kind sponsors including MOTA and all volunteers. This year, we have selected Legacy Church as our designated non-profit organization to receive part proceeds from this race as they are strong advocates for youth.

The community still has time to register and form teams, bring their families, pups, colleagues, civic groups, and friends to celebrate the Bahamian holiday season in festive fashion from Arawak Cay to Bay Street. Deadline to sign up Friday, 15th December. For more information, visit or email: or call 804-8595.

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