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Event Founder, Organizer, and Run Director
Chelsea is the brainchild behind this whole event! She is an Engineer by day, and an avid volunteer and athlete the rest of the time. She is passionate about bringing together two of her favorite things with this fundraiser. She always has a warm smile is excited to meet new people. She can’t wait to say "Hi!" on race day!
Webmaster and Designer, Photographer, and Social Media Director
Colleen has a knack for technology and being creative. She designs and runs our site, social media, and anything else we need! She loves people, adventures, and sunshine. She is excited to use technology to support the cause and get more people involved. She is pumped to see everyone come race day!
Nancy is a Public Health Professional and coaches Girls On The Run in her spare time. She loves the state of Michigan and getting people outside to enjoy it. She is always up for an adventure, making a new friend, or enjoying the outdoors.
Abby is a Nurse and an adventurer. She loves, running, biking, people, and fun. She also can make just about anything in the kitchen! (We highly recommend trying her homemade granola bars if you get the chance.)
Director of Awesomeness
Kate helps with anything and everything we need. Whether it is writing some code or just bouncing ideas of her, she always has our back. She loves being outside, and is an avid kayaker and traveler. Come summer you will definitely find her on the river whenever possible.
Photographer, Logo Designer
Ron is currently studying web design. He is a huge U of M fan and is always ready to talk sports, especially Michigan Sports. He is the man behind our logo, and come race day, behind a lens too!
"As a 5K enthusiast and an avid volunteer with the Junior High and High School Ministry at New Life Church, I saw creating the Jingle Run as a fun way to combine two of my passions. I had been wanting to host a 5K for some time, and thought a Christmas theme would be a blast, but Michigan icy winters are not very conducive to running outside. Therefore, a Christmas in July 5K still offered the fun, with less ice-induced dangers! This will be a fun way to raise money for the New Life Kids Ministry, bring people together to use their own gifts and talents, and get people out enjoying the outdoors!" -Chelsea Jahn, founder of The Jingle Run Ann Arbor