Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System to host 5th annual Jingle Run on Saturday

Representatives from Clayton Homes presented a check for $32,977 earlier this week to Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System’s patient assistance fund, which benefits patients at the Morristown Regional Cancer Center. Employees from Clayton’s facilities in Bean Station, Rutledge and White Pine raised the funds presented earlier this week. Pictured from left are Mark Higdon, Charlie Hemphill, Wendy Noe, Marty Mansfield, Blake Ryman, Jimmie Turner, Suzanne Mickey, Amy Herndon, Elizabeth Essary, Gordon Lintz and Colleen Andrews.

A holiday tradition in Morristown returns for its fifth year this upcoming Saturday, Dec. 7.

The fifth annual Jingle Run for Hope 5K, presented by Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System, is slated for downtown Morristown on Saturday morning. The 5K run or walk begins at 8 a.m.

The run starts and finishes in historic Downtown Morristown, with a course that features mild elevation changes and a scenic route. Saturday’s race, which is a rain or shine event, also is a festive event, with runners encouraged to deck out in their best exercise gear and holiday outfits.

The race benefits the Patient Assistance Fund at the Morristown Regional Cancer Center. The fund provides assistance to patients at Morristown Regional Cancer Center diagnosed with cancer when they need it most.

Participants are supported on the well-marked course with chip timing and medical assistance available.

There is a mandatory race meeting at the start/finish line at 7:45 a.m., with the race beginning at 8 a.m.

Registration is still available at JingleRunForHope.com until Friday evening. Day of registration will also be held up until 7:45 a.m. in downtown Morristown on Saturday morning.

Runners who have already registered may pick up their packets at the Morristown Regional Cancer Center from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 5th and from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 6th. Those unable to pick up their packets early may do so on race day between 7-7:45 a.m. on race day.