Event Information

Please plan to join us at this year's Jingle Bell Run! This fun, festive and family friendly event is sure to be fun for all. Come meet with other affected by Arthritis, support the Arthritis Foundation and join us for a great evening of food & drinks (adult libation for those w/proper ID), Arthritis Warrior tent, amazing kid's zone, entertainment, visits with Santa & Mrs. Claus and wait...there is more... costume contests, fun post-race party, top team tailgate area, silent auction, an awesome vendor area and much, much more!

Can't run? Walk the 1 mile with us or come and enjoy the event festivities!

Official long-sleeve Jingle Bell Run shirt for all registered participants, jingle bells and access to all activities and post-race party for all!

Event Location

Nathan Benderson Park
5851 Nathan Benderson Circle
Sarasota, FL  34234

Event Schedule

5 p.m. - 6 p.m. Registration, Activities & Vendors
6:15 p.m. Opening Ceremonies
6:30 p.m. Official Start of the Race

Race Options

5K Timed, 5K Untimed, 1 mile walk, Santa Chase (for our little ones) and a "Jingle in your Jammies" for those who would like to virtually walk with us or cannot be there is person. Waggers are welcome!

Packet Pick-ups

We are pleased to share that we will have two options for packet pick-up prior to the race. If you are unable to make one of these dates and times, please remember that you can pick-up your packet on race day at registration.

Locations are as follows:

Tuesday, December 11th Noon – 2 p.m.
Prestige Medical Group
6924 Professional Parkway – Suite B
Lakewood Ranch, FL 34240

Thursday, December 13th 5 – 7 p.m.
Shapes Fitness for Women
5451 Fruitville Road
Sarasota, FL 34232

(There will be Arthritis Foundation directional signs at each location to ensure ease in locating.)

Additional Information

  • Jacqueline Matter from ABC 7 will be joining us again this year as our mistress of ceremonies.
  • Christmas costumes and fun festive lighting is encourage for this evening race!
  • Timed Running services will be provided by the top timing company in the state, Florida Road Race Management.

For more help or information about the 2018 Jingle Bell Run of Bradenton/Manasota contact Melissa Hughey at mhughey@arthritis.org or call 813-336-5435.

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