Bagel Run

A Mother's Day Tradition

Join us for The Mother of All Runs! This is a true Mother’s Day tradition, taking place on Sunday, May 12 at our 33rd annual morning run! We offer a 10K, 5K and Kids K with awards given by age. Plus, enjoy our delicious bagel buffet including schmears and fresh fruit. Also, fresh flowers for mom, and all runners get a cool t-shirt!

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Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors

Create a Team

Bagel Teams consist of up to 10 members. The registration fee is $200 per team.


Run as a Team. Develop a team concept – create a t-shirt, wear costumes, hats, or whatever you want to do that will make your team stand out more than the next!

Team Spirit Contest

This is your chance to show your spirit! Run in your jerseys, wigs, face paint, tutus, and other gear for your chance to win an award for BEST SPIRIT/COSTUME!

Event Information

7:15 – 7:45 amDay of Race Registration and Packet Pick-up
8:00 amKids K begins
8:15 am5K & 10K begins
8:20 amBagel Run Raffle
9:30 amAward ceremony
9:45 amTeam spirit award
9:50 amRaffle
10:00 amParty in the parking lot
10:30 amEvent over


Kids K Run is a 1-mile run that starts at the JCC property and continues west down Northaven Rd. towards Valleydale, where they will turn around and run back to the JCC Finish Line. All registered kids will receive a t-shirt and medal. This is open for ages 4 – 12.

5K Walk/Run takes you through a beautiful residential neighborhood along tree-lined streets with minor elevation changes. The race finishes on the Northaven Trail which will bring you back to the JCC.

10K Run is the same course as the 5K Walk/Run. Once runners return to the JCC, they will continue on the same course a second time, which will complete the full 10K run.


All runners will be entered into the race raffle. This year we’ll be giving away J merchandise, various gift cards, and more! Must be present in order to win.

Registration fees are non-refundable. Online registration closes at 3 pm on Saturday, May 11.

Kids K Pricing (Ages 13 & under)

Early registration (through April 12)
General registration (April 12 – May 11)
Day-of registration (May 12)

5K Pricing

Early registration (through April 12)
General registration (April 12 – May 11)
Day-of registration (May 12)

10K Pricing

Early registration (through April 12)
General registration (April 12 – May 11)
Day-of registration (May 12)

Family Pricing

General registration (through May 11)
Day-of registration (May 12)

Team Pricing

Registration for up to 10 members (through May 11 at 3 pm)
Registration for up to 20 members (through May 11 at 3 pm)$400

The top 3 category male and female finishers in each race will receive a custom Bagel Run medal.

  • Under 10
  • 11-14
  • 15-19
  • 20-29
  • 30-39
  • 40-49
  • 50-59
  • 60-69
  • 70-79
  • 80-89
  • 90 and over

Overall 5K – Female & Male
Overall 10K – Female & Male
Fastest Rabbi

Design coming soon!

Interested in Volunteering?

Whether it’s just you, or a group of friends or perhaps your entire office, the Bagel Run needs your help!  Have fun filling water cups and passing them out to runners as they run by. Dress up and make it fun with your friends. Signs and high fives are always appreciated.

Organizations & Groups

If you’re a part of a group or organization who would like to volunteer at the event, we’d love to hear from you! Aid station volunteers are our largest need and is a major piece in bringing necessary nutrition, hydration, and aid to runners along the course. Groups are invited to decorate stations, promoting your organization while pumping up runners along the way!

What Do I get for Volunteering?

  • An awesome volunteer t-shirt
  • Count toward community service for school/collage (must be 14 with an adult)
  • Fun experience making new friends!

Who does the event benefit?

The funds that are raised for this event support our outstanding programming and services. Additionally, it also continues to enhance, maintain, and secure our 170,000 square feet of bricks and mortar and our 13-acre campus.

How can I confirm my registration?

You can confirm if you are registered by clicking here and entering your name.

What time do the races begin?

The Kids K run will begin promptly at 8 am. The 5K Run/Walk and the 10K Run will being approximately at 8:20 once all Kids K runners have cleared the course.

Can I register on-site on race day and at what time?

Race day registration will open at 7:15 am and continue until 7:50 am. Registration will be available on race day until 10 minutes before the start of the 5K Run/Walk and 10K.

Will there be water stations?

There will be 3 water stations on the course. The 1st location will be on Valleydale right past Hillhaven (Mile 1), 2nd on Midbury before the turn onto St. Judes (Mile 2), and the 3rd at the Finish Line. Water will also be available for the Kids K run at the turnaround located at Valleydale. See Map Here.

Can I bring friends/family who do not run?

Spectators are welcome and encouraged to participate by cheering on racers!

Can I wear earphones while running?

iPods or other MP3 players are permitted but the race staff asks that you use discretion – use at a low volume or keep one ear free to hear what is happening around you.

What happens if it is raining?

The race is a RAIN or SHINE event. In the event of extreme weather (lighting, hail, tornado, etc.) the race will be cancelled. A weather notice will be placed on our homepage and JCC Dallas Facebook page and the Bagel Run event page.

Can I get a refund?

Race registration are non-refundable.

Are dogs or baby strollers allowed on the course?

Participants running or walking with either a stroller or a leashed dog are strongly suggested to queue up toward the rear of masses to prevent potential incidents and minimize congestion near the crowded start line. Please be respectful to passing runners and walkers and remember to stay to the right along the route.

Can I walk the races?

In an effort to minimize our impact on the residential neighborhood, walkers are encouraged to participate in the 5K Run/Walk; 10K Participants should be able to run a 10K in 1.5 hours.

Where and when can I pick up my race packet?

Thursday, May 10
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
4:30 – 7 pm
Friday, May 11
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
9 am – 4 pm
Saturday, May 12
Sports & Fitness Entrance
7900 Northaven Road
11 am – 2:30 pm

Packets will also be available race day at the event.

Can I participate in the Kids Run with my child?

Yes, you may participate with your child in the Kids Run if they are too young to run without your help.

Will there be awards?

Yes, there will be medals offered for the top 3 categories for male and female finishers in both the 10K Run and the 5K Run/Walk.

Packet Pick-up Dates/Times

Thursday, May 9
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
4:30 – 7:30 pm

Friday, May 10
Aaron Family JCC
7900 Northaven Road
9 am – 4 pm in Main lobby
4 – 6 pm at Sports & Fitness entrance

Saturday, May 11
Sports & Fitness Entrance
7900 Northaven Road
10 am – 4 pm

Packets will also be available race day at the event.

For more information, please contact Karli Ward at 214-239-7172 or