Diane Davidson, Whitehall Area Rotary Club president, Mary Briody and Roxanna Brandle staff the registration table at the Whitehall Area Rotary Jingle Bell 8K run and 5K walk, held Dec. 14 along the Ironton Rail Trail and ending at Saylor Park.Press photos by Donna Gewertz
Brianna Gresh chats with Santa at the annual event.
Sarah Christ, of Allentown, and Linda Robert, of Nazareth, await the start of the run in their “Elf”-themed running gear.
Greg Goletz, of Whitehall, celebrates as he crosses the finish line.
Laurie Grube, of Coopersburg, claims her prize from the Chinese auction held in conjunction with the race as a fundraiser for local charities.
Nancy Hobbs, of Colorado Springs, Colo., crosses the finish line as the first-place female runner.
The pavilion at Coplay’s Saylor Park is the center of activity for the event.
More than 60 runners take off during the event led by Owen Nahf, of Northampton, pictured front left, who had the fastest time of 29 minutes.
Josh Prince, Christian Dieter, Brenden Sargent, Jeffrey Warren and Mikayla Warren, of the Whitehall High School cross-country team, visit with Santa.
Davidson; Herb Klotz, Rotary area governor; Jan Chicka; Denise Continenza; and Laura Long lend their time and smiles to volunteer at the festive event.