Eggnog Jog 5K to kick off Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway


CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte runners can prepare themselves to jingle all the way through the first Eggnog Jog 5K on Nov. 22.

The 3.1 mile course will wind through more than 800 light displays containing 3 million lights to kick off the fourth year of Speedway Christmas.

The drive-through light show will be transformed into a unique runner's paradise on opening night.

Runners are encouraged to dress in their most festive attire and join the fun as Charlotte Motor Speedway kicks off the holiday season and Speedway Christmas, which will begin on Saturday, Nov. 23.

"Charlotte Motor Speedway has hosted several high-energy fun runs, but the Eggnog Jog promises to top them all," said Marcus Smith, president and general manager of Charlotte Motor Speedway, "Speedway Christmas has become a can't-miss holiday tradition for thousands of families and adding the Eggnog Jog gives fans a new chance to get into the Christmas spirit and grab a sneak peek inside the world's greatest light show."

After completing the festive run, fans will be treated to a huge two-hour party, including a concert by Charlotte's own Charity Case band.

All proceeds from Charity Case performances benefit Ace and TJ's Grin Kids. Food and beverages will be available for purchase during the concert.

Registration for the run is now open here.

Runners can register for $40 per person through Nov. 8. From Nov. 9-15, registration is $50 per person. Week of registration, November 16-22, is $60 per person. Teams of four or more will receive a $5 per person discount.

Kids under age 7 are free with a registered adult runner.

All registered runners receive a fun Eggnog Jog 5K Christmas T-shirt.

A portion of the event's proceeds will benefit the Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children's Charities.

Spectators can watch their friends and family run for just $5.

For more details about the event, visit the Egg Nog Job website, "like" Eggnog Jog 5K on Facebook or follow @eggnogjog5K on Twitter.

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