Holly Jolly 5K and Fun Run

One of Allen's most exciting holiday events, the annual Holly Jolly 5K and Fun Run (formerly the Rudolph Run), returns on December 4!

See a map of the course.

Holly Jolly Fun Run

  • Pre-registration ($15) (Sep. 13 - Nov. 14)
  • General registration ($20) (Nov. 15 - Dec. 4)
  • Begins at 3:30 p.m. on Dec. 4

The Holly Jolly Fun Run is a non-competitive run for participants of all ages. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome.

The Holly Jolly Fun Run will start in front of Rodenbaugh's Appliance Store (102 West Main Street - Allen) and finish near the Allen Drive & St. Mary Drive roundabout (near the Allen Public Library).

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Holly Jolly 5K

  • Pre-registration ($25) (Sep. 13 - Nov. 14) 
  • General registration ($30) (Nov. 15 - Dec. 4) 
  • Begins at 4 p.m. on Dec. 4

The Holly Jolly 5K is a competitive run open to all ages. Chips are attached to your bib. Chip times used to determine results. If bib/chip are misplaced prior to race, you will be charged a replacement fee. Strollers and dogs on leashes are welcome; however, we ask that these runners move towards the back of the start line.

The Holly Jolly 5K will start in front of Rodenbaugh's Appliance Store (102 West Main Street - Allen). Runners will head east on Main Street, north on Cedar Drive, east on Allen Station Drive, north on Rivercrest Boulevard, west on Exchange Parkway, south on Cedar Drive, west on St. Mary Drive, head around the roundabout, and finish on St. Mary Drive (near the Allen Public Library). The top three runners for each gender and age division of the Holly Jolly 5K will receive a medal.

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Additional Race Information


Free parking is available on a first-come basis in Downtown Allen. Road closures in Downtown Allen will begin at 1:30 p.m.

Race Shirts

Souvenir race shirts included if a participant registers during the registration dates (Monday, September 13 through Sunday, November 14):

  • Holly Jolly Fun Run participants will receive a Red short-sleeve shirt and
  • Holly Jolly 5K participants will receive a Irish Green long-sleeve shirt.

Late registrations received after November 14 will NOT BE GUARANTEED to receive a race shirt.

Any participants who registered after November 14 will have the opportunity to receive a race shirt on a first-come basis. Please note that limited quantities will be available.

Packet Pick-Up

All online registrants will need to pick up their race packets between 11 a.m. and 6:15 p.m. on Wednesday, December 1 or Thursday, December 2 from the Allen Parks & Recreation Administration (301 Century Parkway, Allen, Texas 75013). Race packets will also be available for pick-up beginning at 2:30 p.m. on race day, Saturday, December 4.

Shirt Exchanges

If you determine you ordered the wrong size shirt, we offer a shirt exchange. Shirt sizes will not be exchanged during the packet pick-up dates (Wednesday, December 1 & Thursday, December 2). All shirt exchanges will be handled on race day.

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