The Jolly Jaunt 5K Road Race Series
presented by the New Balance Foundation


nbf_logo_notag_redThe Special Olympics Jolly Jaunt 5K road race series, presented by the New Balance Foundation, is the race event of the holiday season. The festive atmosphere is the perfect opportunity for you, your family, co-workers and neighbors to raise funds to support the amazing athletes of Special Olympics Massachusetts.

All five locations (Amherst, Boston, Danvers, Hyannis and Taunton) are professionally timed USATF certified courses with alternate short courses for walkers and themed after-parties. We start everyone off with a pair of jingle bells for your sneakers and encourage you and your team to get creative with costumes – there will be prizes for the best ones!  Plus music, food, prizes for the fastest runners and more!


Thank you for coming out to the 2013 Jolly Jaunt presented by the New Balance Foundation!

  • Boston, 1,300 raised over $130,000.
  • Danvers 1,200 raised $91,000.
  • Hyannis, 471 raised $47,246.
  • Springfield, 297 raised $31,727.
  • Taunton, 445 raised $61,810.

Make sure to check if your company offers a matching gift program to get you over your fundraising goal. If you think your company might be interested in being a sponsor or getting involved next year, please contact us.

Pictures of the 2013 event here

You can find Boston time results here

Next year marks the 10th anniversary of the Jolly Jaunt Boston, and we are going all out to celebrate. Mark December 6th, 2014 on your calendars for the best holiday race around!

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