Frequently Asked Questions


What does registration include?
For all participants, registration includes long sleeve t-shirt, jingle bells, bib (chipped for runners, unchipped for walkers), 1 Jim Beam JBR signature drink or 1 hot coco, coffee, juice, and muffins from First Watch and a Pizza Finish Line from Papa John’s Pizza, meet and greet with Santa and some of his friends, endless fun (until noon)!

Our 2018 Jingle Bell Run T-shirt:

The Express Pass… What does it include? Can I use a discount code on it?

Long sleeved fancy/sporty tech shirt, timing chip, finisher medal, comped parking in COSI garage, express packet pick up, access to the VIP Tent, VIP gear check, 2 drink tickets, and an increased donation to our mission!

Can I raise the $75 through fundraising to participate and receive benefits?

No. This is a registration option only.

Can I use a discount code on the Express Pass registration?

No. Discount codes will not be allowed on any Express Pass registrations.









Are there fundraising incentives?


TEAMS: Any team that raises $5000+ before the race will earn a Team Tailgate, decked out with goodies! All team members will also have access to gear check and will receive a swag bag.

INDIVIDUALS: Click here for recognition items.

Do I need to be a serious runner to do this?

Nope. This is a fun run for anyone with all the bells and whistles serious runners are looking for. We welcome both the serious runner (our course is USATF certified and medals are given to the top 3 male and females in each age group) and to anyone who just wants to have fun. Run, walk, or wheel; however you want to jingle.


This event will be held rain or shine except in the case of severe weather (i.e. thunder, snow storm, hail, ice). The safety of our participants and vendors is our utmost priority: in the event of cancellation, all registered participants will be emailed and all team captains will be called. Also check our Facebook pages, @ArthritisOhio and the Jingle Bell Run Columbus event page. No refunds will be given due to inclement weather. Your registration is a 100% donation and you will receive a tax letter.

Can I run with a jogging stroller? My dog?

Jogging strollers are allowed. Waggers are welcome (they get arthritis too!), but must stay outdoors at all times. In-line skates, skateboards, bikes and all other pets are not permitted.

Race Photos & Times

A link will be emailed to all registered jinglers post race!

Oops! I lost a personal item at the event….

Lost items that were found and turned in will be returned to Arthritis Foundation office after the event. Please email

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