Be part of the largest holiday 5K race series aimed to fight arthritis! Chosen as one of the Most Incredible Themed Races, Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Raise funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. Come run or walk the USATF Certified 5K course (3.1 Miles) or the 1 mile fun run/walk at Rail Road Park in downtown Birmingham, or come and cheer on your #1 team! A good time is promised to all with festivities that include music, Carnival games and kids area, face painting, pictures with Santa, free food and much, much more! The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is truly an event that you don’t want to miss! Join the Arthritis Foundation and the 1,800+ runners and walkers as we Jingle Towards a Cure!! For more help or information about the 2017 Jingle Bell Run/Walk of Birmingham, contact Kayla Smeraglia at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 205-314-8440.
When: Saturday, December 9, 2017 8:00am – Registration and Packet Pickup Open 8:50am – 5K Registration and Packet Pickup Close 9:00am – 5K Starts 10:00am – 1 Mile Fun Run Starts 10:25am – Santa Chase Starts 10:30am – 5K Awards Ceremony
Entry Fee: Team Registration will cut off Friday, December 1st at midnight! NO EXCEPTIONS!! Online Registration closes Friday, December 8th at 5:00pm.
5K Chip Timed: My finish time will be recorded and posted online, I am eligible to win an Award. $35 – Registered by September 1st $40 – August 1st – December 2nd $45 – December 3rd - Race Day Adult Registration ages 12 and up. Includes commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt Timing Chip will be on your Bib Number – Be sure to wear your Bib #. Timing chips will be limited to 500 – Register Early to secure yours.
5K Not Chip Timed: My finish time will NOT be recorded or posted online, I am Not eligible to win an Award. $30 – Registered by July 31st $35 – August 1st – December 4th $40 – December 5th - Race Day Includes commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt
1 Mile Fun Run: $30 – Registered by July 31st $35 – August 1st – RACE DAY Includes commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt
Jingle in Your Jammies: $30 – Now till - Race Day Can’t make the event but still want to fundraise? We will send your shirt in the mail!
Santa Chase: $20 – Registered by July 31st $25 – August 1st – RACE DAY 100 yard dash for children 8 and under. Includes commemorative long-sleeved t-shirt
T-shirts will be given to the FIRST 1,800 registrants ONLY! Walkers in the 5K or Fun Run are welcome!
Questions about the Jingle Bell Run – 205-314-8440
Pre-Race Packet Pickup (Individual & Team) Trak Shak – Homewood 1839 18th Street South Homewood, AL 35209 [Directions | Map] Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – 11:00am – 6:00pm Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 11:00am – 6:00pm
5K – Awards (for runners that paid to be Chip Timed): Top 3 Overall Male / Female Top 1 Masters Overall Male / Female (40 and older) Top 3 in Age Groups Male / Female 0 to 8 30 to 34 55 to 59 9 to 14 35 to 39 60 to 64 15 to 19 40 to 44 65 + 20 to 24 45 to 49 25 to 29 50 to 54
NOTE: Winners in overall categories (Overall, Masters, etc.) will not be eligible for age-group awards. Overall Awards based gun time, Age Group Awards based on Chip Time.
NOTE: If you would like to be eligible for awards, the purchase of the Timing Chip is required, $5/participant
How do we get VIP Access? Participants raising $500 or more, including registration fee, will be eligible for access to Candy Cane Lane, our 2016 VIP area. VIP area will include a hot breakfast provided by Jim N Nicks. Deadline to raise funds and be eligible is Wednesday, December 6.
How do we get Team Tailgate Access? Teams raising $3,500 or more, including registration fees, will receive a tent and team banner at the event. Tent available from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Deadline to raise funds and be eligible is Sunday, December 3.
Parking: Free parking is available along the outer perimeters of the Park along 1st Avenue South. Please refrain from parking in the spaces allotted for the various local businesses that operate along 1st Avenue South unless you are attending those venues. Also refrain from parking in illegal parking spaces. The Arthritis Foundation is not responsible for tickets/towing costs incurred by an individual. Park patrons are free to use Parking Lot D located on 18th Street and 1st Avenue South at a cost of $2.00. For more information concerning Parking Lot D contact the Birmingham Parking Authority. [Parking Suggestions]
Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. — Be there with bells on!