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. 

Online registration is now closed. If you would still like to join us, you can register during packet pick-up on Saturday (see packet pick-up details below) or the morning of the event.

Event Location

Kankakee Community College
100 College Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901

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Event Schedule

Sunday, December 2, 2018

  • 7:30 a.m. - Site Opens for Packet Pick-up and Day-of Registration
  • 8:15 a.m. - Welcome and Meet Our Honorees
  • 8:35 a.m. - Kids' Run Begins
  • 9:00 a.m. - 5k Begins
  • 9:01 a.m. - Competitive Walk Begins
  • 9:05 a.m. - 1 mile Begins
  • 10:15 a.m. - Post Race FEstivities, Awards, Costume Contest

If you plan to participate in teh competitive walk please contact Caroline to let her know before Thursday, November 29 at Noon.

Fee Schedule

  • 5k Timed: $40 includes t-shirt, timing chip and jingle bells - Fee increases to $45 on race day, December 2, 2018
  • 5k Untimed: $35 includes t-shirt and jingle bells - Fee increases to $40 on race day, December 2, 2018
  • 1 mile Run Untimed: $35 includes t-shirt and jingle bells - Fee increases to $40 on race day, December 2, 2018
  • Kids' Run: $20 includes t-shirt and jingle bells - Fee increases to $25 on race day, December 2, 2018
  • Jingle Bell Express Pass: $75
    You're one-click away to a faster, upgraded race day! Includes express packet pick up and gear check, performance shirt, unique race bib, extra swag and jingle bells. Quantities are limited.

  • Jingle in Your Jammies: $30
    Can't attend the event, but still want to be a part of the fun? Choose this option to receive a shirt and fundraiser for a cure

Walkers and Runners welcome!

View 2018 Jingle Bell Run Shirt

View Finisher Medal

Packet Pick-up

Where: Kankakee Community College - 100 College Road, Kankakee, IL 60901

When: Saturday, December 1 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.

If you cannot attend packet pick-up you may pick up your materials at registration on race day. Contact Caroline Passalino at cpassalino@arthritis.org if you are planning to pick-up packets for your entire team at packet pick-up.

For more help or information about the 2018 Jingle Bell Run - Kankakee, contact Caroline Passalino at cpassalino@arthritis.org or call 312-248-4593.

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