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

Ho. Ho. Ho. It’s time again for the Holiday Hustle! Join Craven Smart

Start for their 10 th Annual Holiday Hustle 5K, 10K and Family Fun Run event on

Saturday, December 10, 2022. Thanks to B/S/H/, their Presenting Sponsor, the Holiday

Hustle will feature both in-person races on a course through downtown New Bern as well

as offer virtual race options. The Tinsel Run 10K, sponsored by Taco Bell (Hagan &

Hagan, Inc.) and the Jingle Bell Jog 5K, sponsored by Tammy Ferebee-Coldwell Banker

Sea Coast Advantage will start and end at Union Point Park. The event, also, features

the Santa Family Fun Run with Santa leading the way around Union Point Park.

The Virtual event provides participants with several options. They can choose the type of

exercise (running, walking biking, etc.) to get in their miles and they can get their miles

in a 10k, 5K or the 12 Days of Christmas Challenge, which is a 48.6-mile challenge.

They can participate anytime between December 1st and December 12th.


Participants will need to register prior to November 26th to guarantee they receive this

year’s navy-blue sports tech long-sleeve tee shirt. To register for the Holiday Hustle, visit, click on the Holiday Hustle race logo and follow the prompts.

For more information about the event or sponsorship opportunities, contact Maryjo

MacLaren at (2520 636-3198 or email her at

Proceeds raised from the Holiday Hustle will expand Craven Smart Start’s ability to

provide more quality early childhood and early learning services for children, birth to

five, and their families in Craven County. Craven Smart Start is a 501©3 public private

the partnership that administers the funding and programs of Smart Start, North Carolina’s

early childhood initiative.

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

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