Event Information

The Arthritis Foundation’s original Jingle Bell Run is a fun way to get decked out and be festive, while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability. 

Event Location

St. Matthew Catholic Church
8015 Ballantyne Commons Parkway
Charlotte, NC 28277

Click here to download the 5K course map.

Packet Pick- Up 

Online registration will close Tuesday, December 4 at midnight. Walk-up registration accepted at packet pick-up and on race day. 

Thursday, December 6, 2018 
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Run For Your Life - Piper Glen
6416 Rea Road
Charlotte, NC 28277 

Friday, December 7, 2018
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Charlotte Running Co. - Promenade
5355 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy., Ste. 200
Charlotte, NC 28277

Saturday, December 8, 2018
Race day registration open 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 a.m.
5K Race begins at 9:00am
St. Matthew Church
8015 Ballantyne Commons Pkwy.
Charlotte, NC 28277

Event Schedule

7:30AM - 8:45AM  Registration Open
8:30AM - 8:45AM  Children’s Reindeer Dash
8:45AM - 9:00AM Opening Ceremony / Warm-up
9:00AM - 5K Start Time
10:00AM - 1-mile Fun Run/Walk Starts
Approx. 10:30AM Awards Announced


Finisher medals given to Express Pass runners & award medals given to top finishers.

Medals will be awarded to the top male and female finishers (1st, 2nd & 3rd) and to the top three finishers (1st, 2nd, 3rd) in each age group.

Awarded age groups: 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 & Up (Male & Female)


For more help or information about the 2018 Jingle Bell Run of Charlotte, contact Kristina Aquilone at kaquilone@arthritis.org or call 980-729-5763.

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