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.

Hosting over 1,000 participants (including our furry friends too) each year, our participants are competitive runners, families, corporate teams, social clubs, and individuals. People dress up in festive holiday attire, tie bells to their shoes, and run through downtown Detroit to support those living with arthritis!

Event Location

The Corner Ballpark
1680 Michigan Ave
Detroit, MI 48216
(Michigan and Trumbull)

Race Results

Click here to view your race results!
(Scroll to the bottom of the page.)

Race Routes

5K Route Map
10K Route Map

Event Schedule

  • 7:30AM     On-site Registration and Check-In     
  • 7:30AM     VIP Winter Wonderland Breakfast     
  • 7:30AM     Visit with Mr. and Mrs. Claus     
  • 8:30AM     Kids Fun Run (1/4 mile fun run on the field)     
  • 9:00AM     5K and 10K Run/Walk Starts     
  • 9:30AM     Post Run/Walk Party     
  • 10:15AM     Awards Ceremony     

Registration Types & Prices

Jingle Bell Run Express Pass
This VIP experience includes performance technical long-sleeved shirt, timing chip, express packet pick up, gear check tent with port-a-potty, finisher medal, a swag bag and more!

  • $75.00

10K
Includes performance technical long-sleeved shirt, timing chip, finisher medal, and jingle bells.

  • $40.00 fall special through October 31
  • ​$45.00 regular through November 27 (online registration closes)
  • $50.00 day of event

5K
Includes shirt, timing chip and jingle bells.

  • $35.00 fall special through October 31
  • $40.00 regular through November 27 (online registration closes)
  • $45.00 day of event

5K Untimed
Includes shirt and jingle bells.

  • $35.00 fall special through October 31
  • $40.00 regular through November 27 (online registration closes)
  • $45.00 day of event

Kids Run
Reduced rate for ages 12 & under. Includes shirt and jingle bells. Does not include a timing chip.

  • $20.00 regular through November 27 (online registration closes)
  • $25.00 day of event

Jingle In Your Jammies
Can’t attend the event, but still want to be part of the fun? Choose this option to receive a shirt and fundraise for a cure!

  • $30.00 regular through Nocember 27 (online registration closes)

Online registration closes Tuesday, November 27 at 11:59 p.m. Registration will still be available at our packet pick up locations and on race day.

Fundraising Incentives

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Become a Champion of Yes

Do you want to become a Champion of Yes for those living with arthritis? Click here to read more about how you can help bring us closer to a world where everyone can live their best life pain-free.

Packet Pick-Up

Dates: Wednesday, November 28 – Friday, November 30

For those new to racing, a “packet” consists of your bib number and shirt. Bib numbers are worn on your front (jacket, costume, shirt, shorts, etc.). The timing tag is on the back of the bib. Safety pins are available to secure the bibs.

Packet pick-up for all Jingle Bell Run Detroit participants will be held on the following dates leading up to race day and will also be available on race day. We are excited to announce new fun partnerships being spotlighted and the different packet pick-ups.

  • Wednesday, November 28 from 12:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. | CUTCO Kitchen | 104 West Main Suite 102 in Downtown Northville
    • Color Street nails: for each nail strip sold a $1 is donated to JBR
    • T&T TuTus: 10% of sales is donated to JBR
  • Thursday, November 29 from 1 p.m. – 6:00 p.m . | RunDetroit |
  • Friday, November 30 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. | Arthritis Foundation | 888 W Big Beaver Rd Suite 305, Troy, MI 48084
    • T& T TuTus: 10% of sales is donated to JBR
  • Saturday, December 1 (race day) 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. | The Corner Ballpark |1680 Michigan Ave Detroit, MI 48216

Items to be picked up include:

  • Bib number (this includes one complimentary post-race beer ticket only for participants 21 and over)
  • Safety Pins
  • Jingle Bell Run Running Shirt
  • Jingle Bells

For more help or information about the 2018 Jingle Bell Run of Detroit, contact Bill Wenzell at wwenzell@arthritis.org or call 248-469-4406.

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