ads pixel
6 Dec, 2019

Get your holiday spirit up to speed at Babcock Ranch’s third annual Jingle Bell 5K and Deck the Paws Fun Run

Calling all runners! Get your holiday spirit up to speed at the third annual Jingle Bell 5K and Deck the Paws Fun Run on Sunday, Dec. 15 at Babcock Ranch, Southwest Florida’s unique eco-centric, solar-powered town just northeast of Fort Myers on Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31.

The 5K race begins at 8 a.m. near Founder’s Square, the heart of Babcock Ranch. The Deck the Paws Fun Run, a one-mile run or walk with your furry friend, begins at 9 a.m.

Afterwards, celebrate with live music, food and drinks near the community bandshell overlooking Lake Babcock. A 9:30 a.m. 5K awards ceremony will recognize the overall winner, masters, grand masters, senior grandmasters, and three deep in each age group in 10-year increments.

For more information and to register for the 5K online before race day, visit Race registration forms and early packet pick up are available at Babcock Ranch in The Hatchery at 42881 Lake Babcock Drive #200 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 14. Packets will also be available on race day at Babcock Ranch starting at 6:45 a.m.

Deck the Paws Fun Run participation is free, and RSVPs are requested by emailing [email protected]

Free parking is available for those arriving by 7 a.m.

Babcock Ranch was created by Kitson & Partners with respect for the natural environment and the philosophy that smart growth and sustainability work hand in hand. Half of the town’s 18,000-acre footprint is set aside as greenways, parks and expansive lakes, providing recreation and scenic backdrops for Babcock Ranch’s homes and the Founder’s Square downtown district.

For more information about Southwest Florida’s new hometown, located just northeast of Fort Myers off Babcock Ranch Road/State Road 31, visit the Woodlea Hall Discovery Center at 42850 Crescent Loop in Babcock Ranch, call 877-709-6620, or visit

Latest Article Latest Articles

14 May, 2021 / BY Babcock Ranch

Health Benefits of Living in a Walkable Town

Getting out to exercise should be fun, not a chore. That’s why we are focused on providing a walkable town that encourages you to stay active. The walkability that’s built into Babcock Ranch is sure…

Read More
30 Apr, 2021 / BY Babcock Ranch

Three Reasons Babcock Ranch Is One of The Best Places to Raise a Family

Babcock Ranch offers more for a growing family than the average town. What sets us apart as one of the best places to raise a family is our commitment to your family's future, access to…

Read More
14 Apr, 2021 / BY Babcock Ranch

Babcock Ranch Featured on PBS News Hour


Read More
1 Apr, 2021 / BY Babcock Ranch

Edison Awards to Host Solar-Powered Earth Day Event

The full day of educational activities will take place at Babcock Ranch and will be powered by Florida Power & Light Company.   FORT MYERS, Fla., March 24, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- The Edison Awards is pleased to announce…

Read More
10 Mar, 2021 / BY Babcock Ranch

A quick glimpse of the fun that awaits at the Babcock Ranch Art Show 2021!

This video from November's event highlights the talented artists and food trucks you'll find in Founder's Square this Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Advance purchase tickets required at 

Read More
Load More Articles