Frequently Asked Questions

Packet Pick-up

We strongly encourage you take advantage of our pre-event packet pick-up.

Where: Bellingham Training & Tennis Club – 800 McKenzie, Bellingham (Fairhaven)

When: Tuesday 12/10 and Wednesday 12/11 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

What happens if you can’t make it to Packet Pickup?

You may pick your shirt and bib up event day inside the Bellingham High School starting at 7:00 a.m.

Will there be a pre-event party again?

Yes. Join us at Bellingham Training & Tennis Tuesday, 12/10 for our Annual Get Ready for Jingle Bell Run Warm Up Party. From 5:00 - 7:00 p.m. Grab your race packets, enjoy snacks and beverages, a visit from Santa and a hot chocolate station!

What is the event day schedule?

Please click here to view the event schedule.

Are there fundraising challenges this year?

YES! View 2019 Challenges.

What are the fundraising incentives?

View 2019 Fundraising Incentives 


Online Registration closes Friday, December 6 at 11:59 p.m. (after on-line registration closes to allow us to gather team packets, in-person registration will be available at select sites). See below.

After online registration is closed, can I still register?

Yes! You can register in-person at packet pick-up at the following site:

• Tuesday 12/10 or Wednesday 12/11 from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Bellingham Training & Tennis Club – 800 McKenzie in Fairhaven

• Event morning 12/14 from 7:00 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. inside the Bellingham High School.

What part of Bellingham is the Jingle Bell Run taking place?

The event will start in the front of Bellingham High School on Cornwall Ave. View Route Map

Are dogs welcome?

YES! The Jingle Bell Run Bellingham is a dog friendly event with a REGISTERED Dog Trot WALKER ONLY. (Dog Trot registration is not for the running category.) Please be mindful that your dog is friendly, and on a leash at all times, and you pick up after your dog. Poop bags and a Jingle Bell Run Dog Bandana will be given to you with your Dog Trot Walker Registration. Dog Trot participants please line up behind the walkers who are behind the runners at the start line. Watch for signage.

Is there a kids run?

Yes! Kiddos under 12 can register for the Kids Fun Run with the Elves.This event will take place on Cornwall Avenue in front of the High School starting at 8:30 a.m. Kiddos will run North on Cornwall with Elves and then turn around and come back to the start where they will then finish. Parents are welcome to join in the fun with their kiddos. They will receive a finisher ribbon and candy cane. (Kiddos with this registration type can then join parents for the 5k.)

Is there a costume contest?

Yes! The costume contest is at 8:15 a.m., so be sure to be in front of the stage at 8:10 a.m*. We will award best costume to individual, team and furry friend.

*please note this is earlier than normal to allow time for the costume contest, kids fun run and start the 5k by 9:00 a.m.

Is this a stroller friendly event?

Yes! Bring the kiddos and your stroller.


Parking is available on site at the high school, on streets surrounding the course and in neighborhood business lots on Cornwall Avenue and downtown Bellingham.

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. The Arthritis Foundation reserves the right to cancel the Jingle Bell Run, due to inclement weather or other emergency, and in this event all registration fees will be used as donations to the Arthritis Foundation.

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