The Craven Smart Start Holiday Hustle to be Virtual and In-Person in December

New Bern, NC. Ho. Ho. Ho. It’s time again for the Holiday Hustle!  Join Craven Smart Start for their 1Annual Holiday Hustle 5K, 10K and Family Fun Run event on Saturday, December 10,2022.  Thanks to B/S/H/, their PresentingSponsor, the Holiday Hustle will feature both in-person races on a coursetough downtown New Bern as well offer virtual race options.  The Tinsel Run 10K, sponsored by Taco Bell(Hagan & Hagan, Inc.) and the Jingle Bell Jog 5K, sponsored by TammyFeebee-Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage, will start and end at Union PointPark.  The event, also, features theSanta Family Fun Run with Santa leading the way around Union Point Park.


The Virtual event provides participants with severaloptions.  They can choose the type ofexercise (running, walking biking, etc.) to get in their miles and they can gettheir miles in a 10k, 5K or the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge, which is a 48.6-milechallenge.  They can participate anytimebetween December 1nd December 12th.


Participants will need to register prior to November 26to guarantee they receive this year’s navy-blue sports tech long-sleevetee-shirt. To register for the Holiday Hustle, visit, click onthe Holiday Hustle race logo and follow the prompts.  For more information about the event or sponsorshipopportunities, contact Maryjo MacLaren at (2520 636-3198 or email her at


Proceeds raised from the Holiday Hustle will expand CravenSmart Start’s ability to provide more quality early childhood and earlylearning services for children, birth to five, and their families in CravenCounty. Craven Smart Start is a 501©3 public private partnership thatadministers the funding and programs of Smart Start, North Carolina’s earlychildhood initiative.


Run or walk in the Holiday Hustle to give Craven’s youngkids a running start at life!




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