FAQ

Who will t-shirts be given to? 
T-shirts will be given to ALL registrants! 
     
When does online registration close? 
Friday, December 13th at 5:00 p.m. - no exceptions will be made! 
     
After online registration is closed, can I still register? 
YES! You can register in person day of event. We recommend you come early if you are planning to register day of! 
     
How do I get my Bib and T-Shirt?  
Race bibs and t-shirts will be available for pickup on Tuesday, December 10th from 11am to 6pm and Wednesday, December 11th from 11am to 6pm at Trak Shak Homewood. The address is: 2839 18th St S, Homewood, AL 35209. You can also pick up your packet day of, but highly encourage participants to pick up beforehand.  
     
Where will this event take place?  
Railroad Park 
Meadow Area 
1600 1st Avenue South 
Birmingham, AL 35233  
     
How do we get VIP Access?  
Participants raising $500 or more, including registration fee, will be eligible for access to Candy Cane Lane, our 2019 VIP area. VIP area will include refreshments from Jim N Nicks. Deadline to raise funds and be eligible is Tuesday, December 10th. 
     
How do we get Team Tailgate Access? 
Teams raising $1,500 or more, including registration fees, will receive a tent and team banner at the event. Deadline to raise funds and be eligible is Friday, December 6. 
     
Will there be event photographers in attendance? 
Yes! All photos will be posted on Just4Running.com Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/just4Running2013/) after the event  
     
Where do I park? 
Parking is available around Railroad Park. 
     
Do I have to fundraise?  
The purpose of Jingle Bell Run 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 online or by mailing a check to the Arthritis Foundation – 3800 Colonnade Parkway, Suite 140, Birmingham, AL 35243. Other fundraising ideas are a letter writing campaign, jeans day at work, garage sales, bake sales and more! Did you know you can earn prizes for fundraising?! 
     
Are dogs allowed? 
Yes! Keep on leashes please. 
     
Can I push my child in a stroller? 
Yes. Children 3 and under can be pushed in a stroller without an additional registration fee. 
     
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 day of options. 
     
Are there awards for top finishers? 
5K Awards (for runners that paid to be Chip Timed): 
Top 3 Overall Male/Female 
Top Male/ Female Master 
Top 3 in Age Groups Male/Female
    8 and under
    9 to 14
    15 to 19
    20 to 24
    25 to 29
    30 to 34
    35 to 39
    40 to 44
    45 to 49
    50 to 54
    55 to 59
    60 to 64
    65 to 69
    70 and over     

I will be out of town/busy on December 14 - 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 Birmingham tells us to. For updates from the Birmingham Jingle Bell Run/Walk, like us on Facebook or visit our Site. 
     
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. 

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