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 is a fun and festive way to kick off your holiday season! Race in this festive 10K or you can run or walk the 5K route (3.1 miles) with your friends to celebrate the season of giving!
Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Feel good knowing 100% of registration fees and funds raised will go to the Arthritis Foundation!
All registered participants receive the following:
• Finisher medal that doubles as a commemorative ornament!
• Jingle bell necklace!
• Long sleeve cotton shirt!
There will be holiday music, candy and a visit from SANTA! The event is fun for all ages. Bring your friends, family and coworkers to this festive holiday event you don’t want to miss!
Visit our Mission Table at the event!
Don’t have arthritis and think there’s nothing at the Mission Table for you? Think again! Feel what it’s like for people suffering with arthritis by participating in interactive games and then learn how we offer help and support to people in your community. Look for the wheel, and spin it to win great prizes like Jingle Bell Run water bottles, gloves, T-shirts and more!
Credit cards will be accepted for day-of registration and donations at the event.
Tech shirts and prizes available for those who fundraise!
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For more information on how to qualify for our 2014 fundraising incentives, please contact your Jingle Bell Run event director listed below.
Meet Our Youth Honoree
Mariska Oberg’s diagnosis of polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in 2005 came at the end of a long and hard process. She has had two to three yearly flare-ups since she was two years old. The doctors thought she had jumped off something unnoticed by her family. Her mom urges parents to be aware of their child’s symptoms, patterns and behaviors to aid in their child’s diagnosis.Read more about Mariska's story
Meet Our Medical Honoree
Northwestern Medicine deals primarily with the diagnosis and treatment of arthritis and autoimmune diseases. Their practice of integrating clinical care with cutting-edge research in every area of rheumatology puts them shoulder-to-shoulder with the world’s most renowned hospitals.
Dr. Calvin Brown, Fellowship Director will serve as the Team Captain for the Northwestern Rheumatology Team for the 2014 Jingle Bell Run/Walk. “We are excited to participate and raise funds for the Chicago Chapter of the Arthritis Foundation. Secretly, some of us are hoping it snows like last year because we had quite a bit of fun with it,” said the team’s spokesperson. Read more about Northwestern Medicine
The Chicago Jingle Bell Run/Walk has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association designation as a CARA Certified Green Race. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. Read More...