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

Dorothea Dix Park
693 Palmer Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

Event Schedule

  • 9:00 a.m. - Check-in 
  • 9:30 a.m. - Warm-up
  • 10:00 a.m. - 5k Run/Walk Starts
  • 10:30 a.m. - 1 mile Reindeer Dash Starts

Early Packet Pickup

Friday, December 3 from 3:00 - 6:00 p.m.
Fleet Feet Raleigh - Wade Avenue
Ridgewood Shopping Center Store
3524 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607

Jingle Bell Run Swag

5K Timed, Untimed, Reindeer Dash, and Virtual Jinglers - includes shirt and jingle bells.

Jingle Bell Run Pricing
November 20 - December 3 at 3 p.m.

  • 5K Timed – $40
  • 5K Untimed -$35 
  • 1 Mile Reindeer Dash - $25

Virtual Jingler - $30 - 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!

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.

Event Day Details

  • Plan to join us for a day of celebration as we slowly transition back into hosting in-person gatherings. We will be following the local COVID-19 guidelines and mask will be encouraged, but not required.
  • There will be music from All Around DJ Raleigh, kid’s crafts, pictures with Santa, food trucks from Food Fun and Drizzle D’s, warm hot chocolate, 1 Mile Reindeer Dash for the kids and a 5K route that everyone is invited to walk or run. Stollers and dogs are welcomed! We will close with an awards ceremony announcing the top finishers in all categories.
  • Award Categories for 5k Timed will be by age and gender for top 3 overall finishers and only by age for the top 3 finishers in the following categories: Under 10, 11 - 15, 16 -19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69, 70 -79, 80 and above
  • Parking Information: There is parking off Lake Wheeler Rd. at the Umstead Drive entrance. (Some maps will say Black Dr)

Offline Donations

Checks or Money Orders can be mailed to:
Arthritis Foundation, Inc.
Attn: 2021 Jingle Bell Run -  Raleigh, NC
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 Raleigh, NC, contact Kathy Streng at [email protected] or call 810-691-9152.