December is the merriest month on the calendar, and Dr. John Binkley hopes that everyone experiences a lot of holiday cheer in the coming weeks. Christmas is a time for family togetherness, brotherhood and celebration of our Lord, as well as a time for giving. As Proverbs 18:16 states:
A gift opens the way and ushers the giver into the presence of the great.
While this is an attitude you should take 365 days a year, the holidays are a notable time to think of those less fortunate and help those in need. Dr. Binkley is looking forward to spending quality time with his family, reflecting on another successful year for the Generational Group, and of course, the annual tradition that is the Dallas Jingle Bell Run.
For the fourth year in succession, Generational Group is delighted to be the title sponsor for this over 20-yearslong pastime, taking place on Thursday, December 21, 2017. Dr. John Binkley is honored that his company is now firmly tied to an event that champions family spirit, supporting others and has plenty of festive fun. Here, Dr. Binkley shares why Dallas residents should get involved in this spirited spectacular.
Why You Should Join The Dallas Jingle Bell Run
The centerpiece of the Dallas Jingle Bell Run is the nighttime 5K race and 1-mile fun run. With races commencing from 6:30 pm, participants are encouraged to come dressed in their best holiday attire, and will be given a pair of jingle bells and glow sticks to light up the streets of Dallas throughout the evening. Plus, there’ll be carolers and music throughout the course, as well as plenty of Generational Group’s team in tow.
One thing that Dr. John Binkley is especially thrilled about is how inclusive this event is. Children aged 10 and under are in a separate chip timing category from adults, and there will be a post-race prize for Most Festively Dressed Dog. So, whether you walk on two legs or four, you’re more than welcome to take part in the fun run festivities.
Plus, there is the always exciting post-race party – the perfect way to unwind after the nighttime run. Held at the Hilton Anatole’s Chantilly Ballroom, this year will feature a live performance by the Spazmatics, appearances by the Mavs Maniacs, photos with the Dallas Mavericks Dancers and plenty of adult and kid-friendly refreshments. For Dr. Binkley, this annual experience is a great blend of fun, fitness and festivities, and something Generational Group is grateful to be part of.
Raising Money While You Run
As mentioned earlier, the holidays are an ideal time to spread festive cheer to those in need, and both Generational Group and the Dallas Jingle Bell Run share this spirit of giving. Dr. John Binkley is delighted that all proceeds from the event will be going toward the Trinity Strand Trail and the Mavs Foundation, two wonderful organizations.
The Trinity Strand Trail is dedicated to connecting trails, neighborhoods and communities across Dallas. Located at the heart of the city’s Design District, since 2002 the project has been steadily enhancing trails for hiking and biking, with the goal of connecting over 73 miles of trail.
The Mavs Foundation is affiliated with the Dallas Mavericks basketball team, using its unique platform to empower Dallas’ youth, women and families through financial support, advocacy, and service. As someone who recognizes the value of family, Dr. John Binkley is firmly behind associations that aim to strengthen their foundations. The Mavs Foundation generated over $3.5 million to non-profit organizations in the past 20 years, including those focused on foster care, victims of domestic abuse and family homelessness.
Ready to Run?
There is still time to sign up for this yearly celebration, and Dr. Binkley urges everyone to get involved in any capacity. Whether you’re ready to run the streets of Dallas, partake in the post-race entertainment, or volunteer, you can discover how you can join here.
Of course, if you can’t attend, you can also make a donation on the website.
Dr. John Binkley is the Founder and Chairman of Generational Group, the title sponsor for this year’s Dallas Jingle Bell Run. Discover more about the firm on their website, and you can learn more about Dr. Binkley here.