Previously the 'Jingle Bell Jog', the newly named 'July Jolly Jog' will be held on on Sunday 9th July 2023, at the National Botanic Garden of Wales! 

2.5k Family Fun Run, 5k & 10k races

This year Tenovus Cancer Care and the National Botanic Garden of Wales have partnered together for this event, so you'll be helping to support two brilliant charities*. 

All children must be accompanied by a participating adult, plus children 5 and under go free! 

All participants are welcome to stay in the Gardens for the rest of the day after completion of the event, so you can make it a day of it! The Gardens will have different activities happening around the site on the day, so be sure to check it out.

If you'd like to bring along family and friends to watch you run, they can receive a half price voucher for access to the Gardens for the day! 

Registration Times
Registration for all distances opens from 10.30am.
2.5 / 5k registration closes at 11.30am. 
10k registration closes 12.15pm. 

Race Start Time
2.5k starts at 12.00pm.
5k and 10k starts at 12.45pm. 


registrations are not available

There are currently no entry options available for this event.


About the route

All routes will remain within the boundaries of the National Botanic Gardens and will see you explore some of the natural beauty of Carmarthen, through meadows, woodlands and even waterfalls! 

Routes are on pathways, including tarmac, gravel and some dirt tracks. As this route does go though natural woodlands, there may be leaves and mud on the path - please do take care on the route.

Unfortunately, dogs are unable to join this event as the Gardens only allow dogs on specific dates. Service dogs are welcome to join however.

On the Day Sign ups

We will be taking sign ups on the day, however reccomend signing up in advance as registration fees will be increased on the day - the 2.5k route will be £6, 5k route will be £10 and 10k route will be £12. 

On the day registrations will open 9:00am - 10:30am.

Please note that all registration are non-refundable.

If you have any questions about the race, please do get in touch on [email protected] or call 02920 768850 and a member of our team will get back to you within 2-3 working days. 

*For every £1 raised, 60p will go to Tenovus Cancer Care and 40p will go to the National Botanic Gardens of Wales.