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.

Jingle Bell Run Pricing


5K Timed - Includes Shirt and jingle bells.

$35 - Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m.
$40 - Nov. 1 to Dec. 3
$45 - Dec. 4 (day of event)

5K Untimed - Includes Shirt and jingle bells.

$30 - Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m.
$35 - Nov. 1 to Dec. 3
$40 - Dec. 4 (day of event)

Virtual Jingler - Can’t attend the event, but still want to be part of the fun? Choose this option to receive a shirt and fundraise for a cure!
$30 - Until Dec. 4 (day of event)

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.

Packet Pick-up Details

We have exciting news regarding JBR Packet Pick-up!

What: Fleet Feet Sports Lewis Center will host Packet Pick-up for the Columbus Jingle Bell Run on Thursday, Dec. 2 and Friday, Dec. 3 during regular business hours.
Where: Fleet Feet Sports Lewis Center, 1270 E. Powell Rd., Lewis Center, Ohio 43035. Click here for a map
When: Thursday, Dec. 2, 11am–7pm & Friday, Dec. 3, 11am–7pm

Race Day: Packet Pick Up will begin at 7 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 4 at COSI Columbus.

Many thanks to our race organizers M3S Sports for putting this together!

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

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]