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

E.P. Tom Sawyer State Park
3000 Freys Hill Road
Louisville, KY 40241

Pre-Race Packet Pickup

Friday, November 9, 2018
Ken Combs Running Store - St. Matthews
4137 Shelbyville Road
Louisville, KY 40223
11:00AM - 2:00PM

Academy Sports - Middletown
13401 Shelbyville Road #140
Louisville, KY 40223
4:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Race Day Schedule

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  • 7:30AM - Registration opens (gymnasium)
  • 8:30AM - Special Announcements & Honoree Introductions
  • 8:50AM - Kid's Candy Cane Trot 100 meter dash
  • 9:00AM - 5K & 1 Mile RACE START
  • 8:00AM - 10:30AM - Festivities (located in the gymnasium)
    • Pictures with Santa
    • Hot Chocolate Bar
    • Kid's Zone featuring face painting; ornament decorating; games
    • Costume competition (judging ends at 9:45AM) (Awards for best individual costume; best team costume; best ugly Christmas sweater; best pet costume.)
    • Warrior Zone - Inspiring stories of those living with arthritis; honoree nominations; ornament decorating and goodies for arthritis warriors.

Warrior Wednesday

Arthritis warriors fight everyday battles most folks can't even imagine. In an effort to shine a light on their inspiring sotries, we are launching Warrior Wednesdays where we will highlight local arthritis warriors every Wednesday leading up to the 2018 Louisville Jingle Bell Run via social media and online.

To nominate someone to be highlighted as a warrior please submit a Warrior Wednesday Nomination Form.

For more help or information about the 2018 Jingle Bell Run of Louisville, contact Molly Young at myoung@arthritis.org or call 502-585-1866.

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