The ninth annual Jingle Jog, sponsored by Red Dog’s Dog Days, will ring along Massachusetts Street Thursday evening as runners adorned with battery-operated lights, bells, Santa hats and other holiday gear make a lap around downtown.
Participants will meet for a group photo at 6:30 p.m. Thursday behind Kizer-Cummings Jewelry, 833 Mass. The route goes south to 11th Street then loops back up to Sixth Street before returning to Kizer-Cummings. After refreshments at the finish line, runners will head up to the Dynamite Saloon, 721 Mass., for a post-jog party. Participants are asked to bring an ornament to decorate a Christmas tree at the saloon, and collections for charities also will be taken.