23rd Annual Jingle & Jog Virtual Race
THE VIRTUAL RACE
The Haven’s Jingle and Jog 5k Run/Walk is turning 23! From our humble beginnings in 1997 with a little over 200 runners, the Jingle & Jog 5k has been a festive marquee event in the Sarasota community for two decades. With over 6,500 finishers of the event, we want you to add your name to the list! All funds raised by the event benefit the mission of The Haven, an established non-profit with a 66-year legacy of providing programs and services for children and adults with disabilities. Due to COVID-19, this year’s race will be virtual! While we will miss welcoming everyone to our campus we are hopeful for a great turn out since participants can run the race anywhere! Join us anytime from Dec. 4th-Dec. 6th for a Sarasota holiday tradition. Stay tuned for an announcement of when and where participants can pick up their race shirts and medals.
A special thank you to The Fry Family Foundation for being our presenting sponsor for this year’s virtual race.
THE PROGRAM SPONSORSHIP CONTEST
This year we are hosting a friendly competition between the participants in our Residential, Haven Industries, Selby Preschool, and Selby Academy programs. Below you will see captains from each program that will be leading their programs to do a one mile fun run around our campus. The programs will be competing to see who can raise the most sponsorship dollars. All of the money raised from this contest will go directly back into each program. Please consider supporting your favorite program and tune into Facebook on Dec. 4th to see a live broadcast of participants from all of our programs completing the one mile journey around our beautiful campus.
Mackenzie has been a resident of Marlene’s house at The Haven since 2016. She also works outside on our landscaping crew, helping maintain our 32 acre campus. She can’t wait to help the residential program dominate the competition.
Cody is a resident of Suncoast house. He has more energy than any human on the planet. Cody enjoys sports and helping manage the Haven’s fleet of vehicles. Cody was born to run and can’t wait to display his skills at this year’s race.
Barry is a longtime resident at The Haven. He lives in Friendship house and loves doing puzzles, playing sports, and going on vacations! Barry is a big Chicago Cubs fan and is a famous baseball player with the Miracle League of Manasota.
Colton started at the Selby Preschool in the 2019 school year. While at school he loves to push pin but his favority activity is 4 wheeling and feeding the cows at home. His favorite food is mac n cheese!
Mallory started at Selby in 2018 and tells us that her favorite thing to do is play outside on the playground with all of her friends. Mallory says that the pizza at Selby is her favorite meal on the menu! She is excited to see Santa Claus soon.
Aiyanna has been attending the Selby preschool since 2017 but her siblings have also attended! Her favorite color is blue. Aiyana’s favorite thing to do at school is play with playdough! She is quite an artist.
Blaze is a 15 year old Academy student who joined us for the first time this school year. He is outgoing, always willing to help, and has a sweet golden retriever puppy named Timber. He enjoys architecture, gaming with his brother Tom who lives in Virginia.
Coki is a 15 year old talented athlete who plays soccer, basketball, and tennis. She likes electronica and pop music. Coki loves all things girly like getting her makeup and nails done with her sister Hunter. She enjoys blackberries and her favorite pop star is Zane.
Keyona is an energetic amazing ballroom dancer who has been dancing with Dynasty Dance SRQ for over 15 months. Keyona loves the beach and swimming with her sister Denajha and her dog Bruno. She is an avid reader and her favorite series is Nelly Nutgraff.
HAVEN INDUSTRIES CAPTAIN’S
Rebecca has attended The Haven since 2012. She likes to help in the kitchen on campus, and she also likes to be on the cleaning crew. Rebecca also participates on the Miracle League of Manasota. She likes to play “mom” to her co-workers.
Adam has attended the Haven since 2015. He is very health conscience. He loves the Yankees and roots for them when they play. Before Covid he worked at a restaurant part time. Adam is always enthusiastic about everything especially sports.
Edward has attended the Haven since 2014. Edward also works off campus at a job that he loves. Edward is very athletic and is working to get back his six pack which he lost during Covid. He is very competitive, good luck beating him.