Cookies and Cocoa 5K Dash set for Downtown Jacksonville

By Ryne Turke on November 25, 2016 at 1:03pm

Shopping, dancing and seeing Santa aren’t the only events taking place on the Downtown Square in Jacksonville on Saturday.

Runners and walkers of Central Illinois will partake in a 5k race, with a slight twist.

Participants will enjoy two cocoa and cookie stops along the route of the Cookies and Cocoa Dash. Kids can also join in the action through the .5K fun run.

All paid runners will receive a goodie bag and sweatband, compliments of Nestle.

Since the registration date has passed anyone who signs up will not receive a goody bag.

The race starts at 10 a.m. and you can check out the route at