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

Genoa Park / COSI
Between Broad Street and Rich Street - Washington Blvd.
Columbus, OH

Event Details & Updates

We are all excited and look forward to coming back together to celebrate in person for the 2021 event. We represent one of the largest constituencies of high-risk individuals for complications or death from COVID-19. As such, we ask that everyone practice social distancing and observe mask mandates when and where applicable. So, let’s GET BACK TO JINGLING! And be champions for those living with arthritis. 

Our emcee this year is none other than Bob Nunnally who has been a well-known TV and radio personality in Central Ohio for more than 25 years.

Bring some extra spending cash, as we will have some food/beverage trucks on-site to help keep you warm.

Also, there is a rumor that Mr. Clause and his helpers will be paying us a visit and taking pictures by our holiday tree!

Event Schedule

Event Day: December 4, 2021 -  8:00 a.m. - Noon

Race Start: Approx. 9:00 a.m. for the 5K. 1-mile Warrior walk will start when 5K has cleared.

Virtual Jinglers

Shirt pickup will be on Friday, December 17, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Matrix PDM Engineering
8760 Orion Place
Suite 100
Columbus, OH 43240

Upon arrival to the front lobby, please call Ruben Gomez at 740-552-1588. He will meet you at the lobby and hand you your Jingle Bell Run shirt. 

Event Day Details

  • Day of registration will be paperless. Please register early or plan to scan a QR code the morning of to enter your personal information into the registration system.
  • Parking is plentiful in public parking lots.
  • Strollers welcome and can be stored in Gear Check area. 
  • Course Map
  • Award Categories: Top 1-3 Men's / Top 1-3 Women's / Top 1-3 Young Men's (17 & under) / Top 1-3 Young Women's (17 & under) / Top Fundraiser


  • Volunteers are needed in great supply. Jobs will include day-of registration, packet pick-up, tent assembly and break-down, cheer stations on course, course marshals, and several more.
  • To sign-up, register here and choose “volunteer” as in the role drop-down.

Offline Donations

Checks or Money Orders can be mailed to:
Arthritis Foundation, Inc.
Attn: 2021 Jingle Bell Run -  Columbus, OH
C/o: {Participant Name or Team Name}
1355 Peachtree Street, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309

Registration fees and donations cannot be refunded. Your fundraising dollars are put to work immediately and enable the Arthritis Foundation to continue critical programs and services in our community.

For more help or information about the 2021 Jingle Bell Run - Columbus, OH, contact Christopher Haverlock at [email protected] or call 614-721-2634.

If you require technical assistance of any kind, please contact our helpline at 1-800-283-7800 or [email protected]