December offers several opportunities to lace up your running and walking shoes to relieve holiday stress and have fun. Running and quick-stepping events around the area include:
Jingle Paws Classic 5K Run/Walk: 8 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, at OP Schnabel Park, 9606 Bandera Rd. Join the annual 5K to benefit the Helotes Humane Society. All are welcome, including well-mannered, leashed and vaccinated dogs. www.hhsanimals.org/jinglepaws- 5k.
Holiday at the Caverns 5K Night Run: 5:45 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 10, at Natural Bridge Caverns, 26495 Natural Bridge Caverns Rd. Enjoy a 5K evening run on the Hayride route (pavement and caliche road). After the event, enjoy an evening filled with holiday festivities at discounted prices. www.naturalbridgecaverns.com.
Jingle Trails Run 1K and 5K: 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17, at Eisenhower Park, 19399 NW Military Hwy. The morning includes great music, incredible food and beverages, and the opportunity to run through the park to help Any Baby Can. www.iruntexas.net.