Frequently Asked Questions

Please visit for event day schedule, race start times and the route map.

How much does it cost to register?

Fees are the same for team members and individual participants. Below is a schedule of fees and deadlines.

Registration Type Nov. 1 - onward
Express Pass $75
12k Runners $65
5k Timed Runners $45
5k Untimed Runners $40
5k Untimed Walkers $40
1 mile Untimed Runners $40
1k Run with Elves (Kids 12 & Under) $20
Jingle in your Jammies (event shirt, honorary participant) $30

* Please note registration fees will increase on the day of the event, Sunday, December 9.

When does online registration close?

Wednesday, December 5 at midnight - no exceptions will be made!

After online registration is closed, can I still register?

YES! You can register in person at both the Seattle and Redmond Super Jock n' Jill locations through December 9. Please note, that these locations can only except payment via cash or check made payable to the Arthritis Foundation. Those who register at these locations will receive their packet in store at the time of registration.

What about team registration?

Team registration is open until midnight on December 5, after which you may still register as an individual (via the in-person options listed above) and join the fun with your friends who are on the team.

How do I get my packet?

Packet pick-up for all Jingle Bell Run Seattle participants will be held on the following dates leading up to race day and will also be available on race day.

• Wednesday, December 5 from 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. | Super Jock n' Jill Redmond & Greenlake Locations

• Thursday, December 6 from 10:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m. | Super Jock n' Jill Redmond & Greenlake Locations

• Friday, December 7 from 10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Nike | 1500 6th Ave, Seattle, WA 98101

• Saturday, December 8 from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Super Jock n' Jill Greenlake | 7210 E Greenlake Drive N, Seattle, WA 98115

• Race Day - Sunday, December 9 from 7:00 a.m. - 7:50 a.m. | Westlake Park | 401 Pine Street, Seattle, WA 98101
On-site at the Check-In tent located on 5th Avenue underneath the Monorail

Please note – if you selected that your packet be mailed to you on your registration form, then your packet will be shipped to the participant address provided during registration. If you need to update your address, please email us at ASAP.

How do we get access to the VIP Winter Wonderland?

Teams and Individuals who raise $500 or more by Wednesday, December 5 will qualify for entrance into the VIP Winter Wonderland. Visit for more details.

Are there team photos?

Yes! There will be photos available at the Warm 106.9 tent on race day beginning at 7:00a.m. If you aren't on a team, but would like your photo taken you are also welcome! Photos will be available online shortly following the event.

Is there a coat check?

Yes! You can check your personal belongings. We assure your belongings will be safe, and will be retrieved in a timely fashion.

Where do I park?

Limited street parking is free on Sundays in downtown Seattle. We highly recommend using public transportation. There are many parking garages nearby. Real-time downtown parking information is available from e-Park. We do not validate.

Do I have to fundraise?

The purpose of this Seattle holiday tradition is to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation. While there is no fundraising minimum, we highly encourage each registrant to raise a minimum of $150. Participants can do this using their online fundraising headquarters, which is automatically created at the time of registration. Other fundraising ideas are a letter writing campaign, jeans day at work, garage sales, bake sales and more!

How do I turn in my donations?

Any donations that are not made online can be sent to:
Arthritis Foundation, Inc.
Attn: JBR Seattle
155 NE 100th Street, Suite 303
Seattle, WA 98125

Please note that in your personal fundraising HQ (online) you have the opportunity to enter these donations as pledges. This allows for all donations to be added to your fundraising total immediately. If you have questions, please email us. Last minute donations can also be turned in on race day at the Donation/Troubleshooting Tent in Westlake Plaza.

Are dogs allowed?

Yes! Please bring your furry friends with you!

Is there a Costume Contest?

Yes! Please don your most festive snowflake, elf, Starbucks coffee mug, Mr. & Mrs. Claus, or any other costume you like. WARM 106.9 will judge and award winners before the race at 7:45 a.m. near the Christmas tree in Westlake Plaza. Look for their vehicle, and listen for your favorite holiday tunes!

If my child is participating in the Kids' 1k Fun Run, do I need to register for the Kids' 1k Fun Run as well?

No - if your child is participating in the Kids' 1k Fun Run and you would like to escort them, you do not need to register for this event. However, if you would like to participate in the 5k event or/and would like an event t-shirt you will need to register as an adult for the Jingle Bell Run.

How can my team get our name printed on the back of our shirts?

All teams raising more than $5,000 in donations collectively by November 9 will have the opportunity to have their shirts customized, compliments of the Arthritis Foundation. The team must achieve this minimum on or before November 9 at midnight to be eligible, and only team members registered by this date (team registration closes on December 5) will have customized shirts. Please email us if you have questions. For more information about other Team Challenge rewards, visit the Team Information page on

Do I have to run/walk with my teammates?

No! It's wonderful if you all want to run/walk together, but we understand that everybody has a different pace. Whether you are on a team or not, you are free to register for any of the race waves or the Kids' 1k Fun Run.

Are there awards for top finishers?

Medals will be awarded to all Express Pass and 12k participants. Medals will also be awarded to the top three overall male and female chip timed runners in the 5k.

I will be out of town/busy on December 9 - can I still get a shirt and/or fundraise?

Yes! You can still participate and fundraise with a team or as an individual if you aren’t able to attend the Jingle Bell Run. Just click the "register" button and when you are asked to designate a registration type, choose "Jingle in your Jammies". You will receive a shirt, and your registration fee will be greatly appreciated by the Arthritis Foundation!

What if it snows on race day and the roads are icy and the weather person is telling us to stay inside?

Chances are Jingle Bell Run is still on! We won't shut this event down unless the City of Seattle tells us to. For updates from the Jingle Bell Run Seattle, like us on Facebook or follow us on Instagram. We will also post updates at

Are registration fees refundable?

No, if you are unable to attend the Jingle Bell Run (for any reason), your registration fee will be considered a donation to the Arthritis Foundation and you can still pick up your shirt at the Foundation office. The Arthritis Foundation reserves the right to cancel the Jingle Bell Run, and in this event all registration fees will be used as donations to the Arthritis Foundation.

Can I exchange my shirt for a different size?

Yes, on the day of the event (before or after the run/walk). You will be provided with the size requested during registration and we must do the same for everyone. Please understand that we do not order many extra shirts and sizes will likely be limited. Unfortunately, we are not able to absorb the cost of shipping to exchange shirts before the event.

And don’t miss these exciting things post-race in Westlake Park!

• Santa’s Reindeer will be stopping by after the race. So, be sure to come by and say hello!

• Holiday Cheer Garden - 21+ participants are welcome to stop by our Holiday Cheer Garden for one FREE beer per race bib! You can also purchase an additional beer for $5.

• Elf Village - Opens at 7:00 a.m. before the race so stop by with your kids to make a gingerbread house, write letters to Santa and get your face painted!

You didn't answer my question - what next?

Please email us with further questions at It may take a day or two to respond, but we'll do our best to get your question answered in a timely manner. Thank you in advance for your patience!

Spread the Word!