Bagel Run

A Mother's Day Tradition

Save the Date: Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Join us for the 35th Annual Bagel Run. A true Mother’s Day tradition, The Mother of All Runs, taking place on Sunday, May 9, 2021, with the perfect COVID-19 family-friendly activity! Keep your social distance and run or walk on a scenic neighborhood course in a timed 10K, 5K, or Kids K Fun Run. Participate as an individual, family, or team in your designated safety pod. A virtual option is also available. All runners will receive a goody bag, shirt, mask, and 3.5″ finishers medal.

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Every year, the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center (AFJCC) looks forward to coming together to celebrate A Mother’s Day tradition. While we were disappointed our 2020 Bagel Run could not take place in-person, we were grateful we still had more than 500 virtual runners.

As our event date approaches, the AFJCC will continue to follow the guidance of local government and health officials as it relates to precautions being taken relative to COVID-19. If the decision is made that the event cannot be held in person, all registered runners will be converted to a virtual experience. This will include a 4” custom Bagel Run themed medal, participant shirt, mask, and race bib. The period to complete the race will be from May 7, 2021-May 23, 2021.

Like any major event, the Bagel Run requires a great deal of planning, marketing, and operations prior to race weekend. As a non-profit organization, the AFJCC is not in position to issue registration refunds as is stated in our race policies and agreed to upon race registration. We appreciate your continued support for the longest running event of the AFJCC and remain optimistic we will be able to host a challenging and fun in-person experience on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

Click here to read Contingency Message

Every year, the Aaron Family Jewish Community Center (AFJCC) looks forward to coming together to celebrate A Mother’s Day tradition. While we were disappointed our 2020 Bagel Run could not take place in-person, we were grateful we still had more than 500 virtual runners.

As our event date approaches, the AFJCC will continue to follow the guidance of local government and health officials as it relates to precautions being taken relative to COVID-19. If the decision is made that the event cannot be held in person, all registered runners will be converted to a virtual experience. This will include a 4” custom Bagel Run themed medal, participant shirt, mask, and race bib. The period to complete the race will be from May 7, 2021-May 23, 2021.

Like any major event, the Bagel Run requires a great deal of planning, marketing, and operations prior to race weekend. As a non-profit organization, the AFJCC is not in position to issue registration refunds as is stated in our race policies and agreed to upon race registration. We appreciate your continued support for the longest running event of the AFJCC and remain optimistic we will be able to host a challenging and fun in-person experience on Sunday, May 9, 2021.

The Swag

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Thank You to Our 2019 Sponsors

Create a Team

How

Run as a Team. Develop a team concept – create a t-shirt, wear costumes, hats, or whatever you want to do that will make your team stand out more than the next!

Team Spirit Contest

This is your chance to show your spirit! Run in your jerseys, wigs, face paint, tutus, and other gear for your chance to win an award for BEST SPIRIT/COSTUME!

Event Information

6:30 am Registration Opens
7:30 am Welcome
7:45am Warm Up Begins
8:00 am Kids K Begins
8:20 am 10K Begins
8:30 am 5K Begins
10:30 am Event Over

RACES

Kids K Run is a 1k fun run that starts at the JCC property and continues west down Northaven Rd. towards Valleydale, where they will turn around and run back to the JCC Finish Line. All registered kids will receive a t-shirt and medal. This is open for ages 4 – 12.

5K Walk/Run takes you through a beautiful residential neighborhood along tree-lined streets with minor elevation changes. The race finishes on the Northaven Trail which will bring you back to the JCC.

10K Run is the same course as the 5K Walk/Run. Once runners return to the JCC, they will continue on the same course a second time, which will complete the full 10K run.

Virtual Run is a run you complete anytime, anywhere you choose! Run it, Walk it, or Jog it anytime and anywhere you want! You can track your miles by using your favorite running app such as; Strava, Nike, Garmin Connect, Runkeeper, or Map My Run or any other app you like using.

Registration fees are non-refundable.

Kids K Pricing (Ages 13 & under)

Early registration (December 7 – April 8)
$15
General registration ( April 9- May 8)
$18
Day-of registration (May 9)
$20

5K Pricing

Early registration (December 7 – April 8)
$35
General registration (April 9 – May 8)
$40
Day-of registration (May 9)
$50

10K Pricing

Early registration (December 7 – April 8)
$40
General registration (April 9 – May 8)
$45
Day-of registration (May 9)
$55

Family Pricing
Family of 5; 2 adults, 3 kids under the age of 18

General registration (December 7 – May 8)
$70
Day-of registration (May 9)
$90

Friend/Group Pricing

$5.00 off each registration SEE 5K & 10K pricing

Team Pricing

Registration for up to 10 members (Closes May 6 @ midnight)
$220
Registration for up to 20 members (Closes May 6 @ midnight) $440

Virtual Race Pricing

General Registration  (Closes May 2 @ midnight) includes free shipping in the U.S
$40

Presenting Sponsor - $10,000

  • Naming Rights of JCC Bagel Run – ‘JCC Bagel Run presented by …’ with inclusion into logo
  • Press release to local media announcing partnership
  • Family/Company name and logo inclusion on the following digital assets: main event website, event promotional emails, specific participant emails
  • Social media announcements and advertisements with co-branding
  • Family/Company name and logo in event publicity and on JCC website for one (1) year
  • Family/Company name and logo on banner at Start/Finish Line, race bibs, flyers/posters and race t-shirt
  • Opportunity for 10-by-20 booth at Start/Finish Line to promote company products/services
  • Opportunity to place promotional items in all race packets
  • Up to 15 complimentary race entries
  • Listed in the JCC Annual Meeting Program

Bag Sponsor - $7,500

  • Family/Company name and logo inclusion on the following digital assets: main event website, event promotional emails,
    specific participant emails
  • Recognition in pre-race announcements and posted on social media
  • Family/Company name and logo in event publicity and on JCC website for one (1) year
  • Family/Company name and logo on banner at Start/Finish Line, race bibs, flyers/posters and race t-shirt
  • Opportunity for 10-by-10 booth at Start/Finish Line to promote company products/services
  • Opportunity to place promotional items in all race packets
  • Up to 12 complimentary race entries
  • Listed in the JCC Annual Meeting Program

Platinum Sponsor - $5,000

  • Family/Company name and logo inclusion on the following digital assets: main event website, event promotional emails,
    specific participant email
  • Family/Company name or logo in event publicity and on JCC website for one (1) year
  • Family/Company name or logo on banner at Start/Finish Line
  • Logo prominently displayed on all mile markers along course route
  • Name/logo on all race t-shirts
  • Opportunity for 10-by-10 booth at Start/Finish Line to promote company products/services
  • Opportunity to place promotional items in all race packets
  • Recognition in pre-race announcements and posted on social media
  • Up to 10 complimentary race entries
  • Listed in the JCC Annual Meeting Program

Gold Sponsor - $2,500

  • Family/Company name or logo in event publicity and on JCC website for one (1) year
  • Family/Company name or logo on banner at Start/Finish Line
  • Logo prominently displayed on two (2) mile markers along course route
  • Name/logo on all race t-shirts
  • Opportunity for 10-by-10 booth at Start/Finish Line to promote company products/services
  • Opportunity to place promotional items in all race packets
  • Recognition in pre-race announcements and posted on social media
  • Up to eight (8) complimentary race entries
  • Listed in the JCC Annual Meeting Program

Silver Sponsor - $1,800

  • Family/Company name or logo in event publicity and on JCC website for one (1) year
  • Family/Company name or logo on banner at Start/Finish Line
  • Logo prominently displayed on one (1) mile marker along course route
  • Name/logo on all race t-shirts
  • Opportunity for 10-by-10 booth at Start/Finish Line to promote company products/services
  • Opportunity to place promotional items in all race packets
  • Recognition in pre-race announcements and posted on social media
  • Up to four (4) complimentary race entries
  • Listed in the JCC Annual Meeting Program

Bronze Sponsor - $1,000

  • Family/Company name or logo in event publicity and on JCC website for one (1) year
  • Family/Company name or logo on banner at Start/Finish Line
  • Name/logo on all race t-shirts
  • Opportunity for 10-by-10 booth at Start/Finish Line to promote company products/services
  • Opportunity to place promotional items in all race packets
  • Recognition in pre-race announcements and posted on social media
  • Up to two (2) complimentary race entries
  • Listed in the JCC Annual Meeting Program

Bagel Lovers - $500

  • Listed in the JCC Annual Meeting Program
  • Recognition in pre-race announcements and posted on social media
  • Listing in event publicity and on JCC website for one (1) year

Vendor - $250

  • 10-by-10 booth with two (2) 6’ tables and 10-by-10 tent
  • Shout out on social media
  • Opportunity to pass out coupons and promotional items at the booth
  • Recognition in pre-race announcements and posted on social media

Click here to view Partnership PDF

For additional information, please contact Karli Ward at 214-239-7172 or kward@jccdallas.org.

What You Get…

The first 600 registered runners will receive a 3.5″ custom finisher’s medal. The top 3 category male and female finishers in each race will receive a custom Bagel Run trophy.

Overall 5K – Female & Male
Overall 10K – Female & Male
Fastest Rabbi

5K Awards

  • Under 10
  • 11-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80-89
  • 90 and over

10K Awards

  • Under 10
  • 11-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70+

Shirts sizes guaranteed for registrants before April 23.

Guaranteed for the first 600 registered runners.

Sized guaranteed until April 23rd.

Who does the event benefit?

The funds raised for this event support our outstanding programming and services, and additionally help to enhance, maintain, and secure our 19-acre campus.

What is your COVID-19 Protocol?

Click here to review our COVID-19 protocol.

How can I confirm my registration?

You can confirm if you are registered by clicking here and entering the name of the registered person.

What time do the races begin?

The Kids K run will begin promptly at 8:00 a.m. The 10K Run will begin at approximately 8:20 a.m. after the Kids K runners have cleared the course. The 5K Run/Walk will begin about 10 minutes after the 10K to allow for waves and social distancing.

Can I register on-site on race day and at what time?

Registration will be available on race day until 10 minutes before the start of the 5K Run/Walk and 10K Run. Race day registration will open at 6:30 a.m. and continue until 7:45 a.m.

Where do I park? How do I get onto the JCC parking lot?

The Northaven entrance will be closed for entry. You must enter through the Valleydale entrance. Please click here to view the parking map. Parking is free and on a first come first serve basis.

How can I prepare for the race?

Runners and walkers should be adequately prepared for participating in the Bagel Run. Appropriate training and medical review should be completed prior to participating.

Will there be water stations?

Water stations will NOT be available on the course, but will be available at the completion of the race just past the finish line with bottled water for both the 5K finishers and the 10K participants taking the second loop. Please plan accordingly if you need water.

Can I pick up a packet for someone else?

Yes. Please be prepared to show their registration confirmation during packet pick up.

Where are restrooms located?

Restrooms will be located in the Aaron Family JCC building located on the JCC campus. Only those who have been checked-in at race entry gate will be granted access into the building. We will provide wristbands for those who have been temperature checked.

Is there medical help available on the course?

EMS will be present at the race site. Bike medics will be on the course throughout the race, assisting anyone that may have a need.

Is there a place to check personal belongings?

No, there will not be a bag check. Please leave your personal belongings that you cannot keep on your person at home or in your car.

Can I track my family/friends on the course?

No, we do not provide a way to track your family/friends on the course.

Can I bring friends/family who do not run?

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to participate by cheering on racers! We ask that spectators follow social distancing guidelines. To-go breakfast bags will be provided to registered participants only.

Can I wear earphones while running?

Our race staff asks anyone who wishes to use earphones to use discretion by keeping a low volume or have one ear free so you can hear your surroundings.

What happens if there is inclement weather?

The race is a RAIN or SHINE event. In the event of extreme weather (lighting, hail, tornado, etc.) the race will be cancelled. A weather notice will be placed on our event homepage, JCC Dallas Facebook Page,  and the Bagel Run Facebook event page.

Can I get a refund?

Race registrations are non-refundable. We understand that issues come up that prevent you from running as planned; however as stated in our contingency message, race fees are non-refundable.

Are dogs or baby strollers allowed on the course?

Yes, participants with a stroller or a leashed dog are strongly suggested to queue up toward the rear of masses to prevent potential incidents and minimize congestion near the crowded start line. Please be respectful to passing runners and walkers and remember to stay to the right along the route.

Can I walk the races?

In an effort to minimize our impact on the residential neighborhood, walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5K Run/Walk; 10K participants should be able to run a 10K in 1.5 hours.

Where and when can I pick up my race packet?

Thursday, May 6
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
4:30 – 6 pm
Main Entrance
Friday, May 7
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
9 am – 4 pm in Main Entrance
4 – 6 pm at Sports & Fitness Entrance
Saturday, May 8
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
11 am – 4 pm  at Sports & Fitness entrance

Packets will also be available on race day. However, we encourage you to skip the lines and pick up your packets prior to race day!

Do I need identification to come to the campus?

All participants and spectators are required to show a form of identification when arriving on campus. If you do not have a form of identification, your admittance to the campus may be refused.

Can I participate in the Kids Run with my child?

Yes, you may participate with your child in the Kids K if they are too young to run without your assistance.

Will there be awards?

Yes, there will be custom trophies for the top 3 age categories for male and female finishers in both the 10K and the 5K Run/Walk and finisher medals for all. Individual awards will be mailed.

Where are my results and photos from previous years?

View Past Event Photos: Click here

View Past Results:

What is a virtual run?

A virtual run is a run you complete anytime, anywhere you choose!

How does a virtual run work?

  1. Sign up for the virtual race by clicking here.
  2. We will mail you all your swag with instructions on how to participate.
  3. Run or walk your registered distance anywhere you choose!
  4. Submit your times.
  5. Print out your finisher certificate.

When can I Run/ Walk For The Virtual Run?

Run it, Walk it, or Jog it anytime and anywhere you want!

How do I track my miles?

You can track your miles by using your favorite running app such as: Strava, Nike, Garmin Connect, Runkeeper, Map My Run or, etc.

Can I change my distance?

Yes, you can! You can do it yourself on your RunSign up dashboard using your login information from when you registered or you can email us at kward@jccdallas.org.

How do I submit my miles once the race is completed?

Information on how to submit your virtual race information will be emailed out to the virtual runners directly 1.5 weeks before the in-person race

When will I receive my virtual swag kit?

We will begin shipping your swag 1.5 weeks before the live in-person event.

Can I exchange the race shirt I received for another size?

We ask that you carefully select your size when you order. We would be happy to exchange the shirt size if we have any left after race day.

Can I still participate once the race has ended?

Yes, you can still buy a medal and/or the shirt without participating. Please contact kward@jccdallas.org for more information.

Who can participate in your events?

All fitness levels and ages are welcome to join us.

Can I still buy a medal or shirt without participating?

Yes, you can still buy a medal and/or the shirt without participating. Please contact kward@jccdallas.org for more information.

Do you ship Internationally?

Yes, there will be an upcharge based on the destination. We will contact you with the shipping fee before your swag is shipped.

Can I volunteer?

Yes. Whether it is just you, or a group of friends or perhaps your entire office, the Bagel Run needs your help! Have fun passing out water bottles to runners as they run by. Dress up and make it fun with your friends. Signs are appreciated, but we will have to keep the high fives to ourselves this year. Click here to register as a volunteer.

How do we register as a group?

Please click which race you are wanted to participate in, fill in the registration and at the bottom when prompted to be part of a group/team, say Yes! The first person setting up the team will be charged for the entire team of 10 or 20. You will need to create a password in order to send out to each of your team members when registering for the race.  If you have additional questions or need help, please contact the Race Director, kward@jccdallas.org.

Where can I share my event photos? Are there any social media hashtags?

Please consider sharing your event photos with us on our Facebook page, or if you would like us to add it to our social media please email it to kward@jccdallas.org, don’t forget to use the hashtag #bagelrun #jccdallas

Are there benefits/price breaks for registering early? Are there processing fees?

Processing fees are based on the registration values. We cannot remove processing fees. All registrations need to go through the website. Please do not ask us to go around this. The earlier you register the more you save!

Is the course hilly or flat? Describe terrain.

Our course is set in a residential neighborhood, which offers a hilly terrain mixed with some flat areas. The course will also take you onto the path of Northaven Trail.

Where can I make a donation directly to the event?

Donations can be made directly on our website. We accept Mastercard and VISA. Please notate the donation is for “Bagel Run” in the comments section.

You can also send a check to the following address:

JCC Dallas
Katie Donati
7900 Northaven Rd.
Dallas, TX 75230

Is the course USATF certified?

Yes, the course is USATF certified.

Which events are timed?

The 5K and the 10K are both timed races. The Kids K is not a timed race.

Volunteers will work from 6:30 – 11:00 am

 

Interested in Volunteering?

Whether it’s just you, or a group of friends or perhaps your entire office, the Bagel Run needs your help!  Have fun passing out water bottles to runners as they run by. Dress up and make it fun with your friends. Signs are appreciated, but we will have to keep the high fives to ourselves this year.

Organizations & Groups

If you’re a part of a group or organization who would like to volunteer at the event, we’d love to hear from you! Aid station volunteers are our largest need and is a major piece in bringing necessary nutrition, hydration, and aid to runners along the course. Groups are invited to decorate stations, promoting your organization while pumping up runners along the way – but no touching, we must maintain social distance!

What Do I get for Volunteering?

  • An awesome volunteer t-shirt
  • Count toward community service for school (must be 14 with an adult)
  • Fun experience making new friends!

Packet Pick-up Dates/Times

Thursday, May 6
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
4:30 – 6 pm

Friday, May 7
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
9 am – 4 pm in Main lobby
4 – 6 pm at Sports & Fitness entrance

Saturday, May 8
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
11 am – 4 pm

Sunday, May 9 (Race Day)
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
6:15 – 7:45 am

Packets will also be available race day at the event.

For more information, please contact Karli Ward at 214-239-7172 or kward@jccdallas.org.

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