Frequently Asked Questions

Packet Pick-up

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

Where: Princess Athletic, 949 NW Wall Street, Bend

  • Team Captain Packet Pick-up: Thursday, December 5, 11:00 am to 5:00 p.m.
  • Team and Individual Packet Pick-up: Friday, December 6, 2:00 pm to 6:00 p.m.
What happens if you can’t make it to Packet Pickup?

You may pick your shirt and bib up on event day starting at 8:00 a.m. at The Commons, 875 NW Brooks Street, Downtown Bend.

What is the event day schedule?

Please click here to view the schedule.


Online Registration closes Tuesday, December 3 at 11:59 p.m. (on-line registration closes to allow us to gather team packets, in-person registration will be available at packet pick-up and at the event).

After online registration is closed, can I still register?

Yes! You can register in-person at packet pick-up.

Are dogs welcome?

YES! The Jingle Bell Run Bend is dog-friendly and there will be a Dog Costume Contest! Please be mindful that your dog is friendly, and on a leash at all times, and you pick up after your dog.

Is there a kids run?

Yes! Kids under 12 can register for the Kids Fun Run with the Elves. This event starts at 11:00 a.m. Parents are welcome to join in the fun with their kids. They will receive a finisher ribbon and candy cane. (Kids with this registration type can then join parents for the 5k.)

Is there a bag/gear check?

Yes! You can check your personal belongings beginning at 8:00 a.m. on event day.

Where do I park?

There is plentiful street parking.

Is there a costume contest?

Yes! The costume contest is at 10:30 a.m., so be sure to be in front of the stage at 10:15 a.m. We will award best costume to individual, team and furry friend.

Is this a stroller friendly event?

Yes! Bring the kids and your stroller.

Do I have to fundraise?

The purpose of this Bend 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, garage sales, Facebook fundraising, and more!

Did you know that you can earn incentive prizes by raising money?

Starting at just $250 raised (this includes your registration fee), you can win great items such as fleece hoodies, performance jackets, and yoga mats.

How do I turn in my donations?

Any donations that are not made directly online can be sent to: Arthritis Foundation, 4145 SW Watson Ave., Suite 350, Beaverton, OR 97005. Please note that in your personal fundraising HQ (online) you can enter these donations as pledges. This allows for all donations to be added to your fundraising total immediately. If you have questions, please email Loni Sanders at [email protected]. Donations can also be turned in at Packet Pick-up on Friday or the morning of the event at The Commons.

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.

If you have not found the answers you are looking for, please email Loni Sanders at [email protected].