Kick Off the Festivities with the US Air Force Jingle Elf Run

Is smiling your favorite? Can’t stop singing? You’re not alone you cotton-headed ninny-muggins—the elves have left the shelves and are headed to downtown West Chester this holiday season for this year’s US Air Force Jingle Elf Run! And they need YOU!

The US Air Force Jingle Elf Run is the perfect way to kick off the festivities at the QVC West Chester Christmas Parade. With a childrens’ race, a two-mile run, and a one-mile walk, there’s enough fun for the whole family to enjoy while you prepare for the holiday spectacle ahead.


Register in advance at to receive a complimentary jingle elf hat you can sport during the race! Or you can register in person after 5:30 PM on the day of the event at the Bryn Mawr Running Company (24 S. High Street, West Chester).

Schedule and Course

The race will start at 6:30 PM on Friday, December 4th on Market Street between High and Walnut Streets. From there, the race will follow the parade route in front of thousands of merry spectators and Christmas fanatics! . . . Market to Matlack Street, Gay to New Street, back to Market Street. The race will finish at Market and High Streets.

  • The mile walk will be a one-lap loop
  • The two mile run will be two loops

Prizes will be awarded to age-group winners and cash is awarded to the top finishers in the two-mile run. Contestants will also be rewarded for the most creative holiday outfits, with a cash prize for the best-dressed elf. Awards will be distributed at 7:05pm at High and Market Streets (Historic Court House).