FRAMINGHAM – A 12-year-old Framingham boy won the 8th Annual Jingle Bell Run in Natick on yesterday morning, December 3. He was one of 700 runners and walkers in the 2K race.
The winner of the Jingle Bell Run was Sam Burgess, 12, of Framingham in 10:48 minutes.
Burges finished 10 seconds ahead of the second place winner Joseph Atchue, 22, who won the 7th Annual Jingle Bell Run. His time was 10:58 minutes.
In third place was Alexander Jin, 16, in 11:19 minutes.
“Sam is in excellent running shape,” said mom Lisa Burgess, who also ran the Jingle Bell Run.
Burgess is training to go to the national Junior Olympics Cross Country meet Saturday in Tallahassee, Florida.
Burgess, a student at the Christa McAuliffe Charter School, finished fifth at the regional meet. The top 30 runners from each of the regionals advance to nationals.
Burgess is part of a running family. Older brother Ben won the Turkey Classic on Thanksgiving day in Framingham. The entire family ran Devin’s Dash and the Turkey Classic this year.
Photos courtesy of the Burgess family. Photo of Sam running is from a previous race this year.