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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. 

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Event Location

Washington Park
S. Downing Street & E. Louisiana Avenue
Denver, CO 80210


Event Schedule

Sunday, December 10, 2023

  • 8:00 a.m. - Paperless, day of event registration available.
  • 9:00 a.m. - Opening Remarks
  • 9:20 a.m. – Snowman Scamper Kids Fun Run
  • 9:30 a.m. - Race Begins (5k Timed Runners, followed by 5k Untimed Runners/Walkers and finally 1-mile participants)
  • 10:00 a.m. - Race Winners Announced
  • 10:30 a.m. - Top Teams & Costume Contest Winners Announced
  • 11:00 a.m. - In-Person Event Ends

Packet Pickup

Saturday, December 9 from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at Road Runner 8457 S Yosemite St, Lone Tree, CO 80124

Day of packet pickup will also be available at Washington Park. However, we highly encourage avoiding the rush and picking up your bib, shirt, and goodie bag on December 9.

Event Day Details

  • Parking Information: Parking is available at the South High School parking lot (1700 E. Louisiana Avenue) and on the streets around Washington Park on a first-come, first-served basis.  Please do not block resident driveways or intersections, and obey all posted parking signs, or your car may be ticketed or towed! (Note: The Arthritis Foundation and its volunteers/event planners are not responsible for parking ticket(s) or any other violations incurred before, during or after the Jingle Bell Run event.) 
  • Dogs Welcome. Well-behaved dogs are welcome to attend the Jingle Bell Run, however, we recommend leaving your amazing friend at home if they are showing any signs of respiratory concerns or a cough. We want all our participants, both 2 and 4-legged, to have a safe and healthy experience at our Jingle Bell Run. Please ensure your pet is on leash at all times and dispose of any pet waste in the Park's trash barrels. As a pet parent, you are responsible for complying with all Denver Park and Recreation policies. The Costume Contest will include a Dog Division, so be sure your pup is dressed to the nines.
  • Strollers Welcome. Runners or walkers pushing a stroller are more than welcome to join us on race day and line up at the start line. 
  • Course Information: The 5k course winds around the interior of Washington Park. Jinglers will complete one full lap around Washington Park’s Loop Road before racing around Grasmere Lake a second time to the finish line.
  • Award Categories & Top Finisher Information: Awards for overall men’s and women’s finishers, as well as top finishers in each age group, top individual and team fundraisers, and best costumes.
  • Finish Line + Expo Area: Jinglers can help themselves to snacks and refreshments, take a tour of the Expo Area vendor displays, and snap a triumphant photo commemorating their 2023 Jingle Bell Run experience! The following vendors will be on-hand at the 2023 Jingle Bell Run:
    • Children's Hospital Colorado
    • Walgreens
    • 303 Running
    • Athleta Cherry Creek
    • Alpha Back Chiropractic
    • Novartis
    • Celsius
  • Kids Zone: Stop by the Kids Zone for Holiday crafts, face painting and snap a picture with Santa or Frosty!
  • Refreshments available: This year we will be offering coffee, a pancake breakfast, and beer garden to all registered participants. Beer will only be served to those who are 21+ years of age. If you plan to have a beer, please be ready to show your ID at registration or beer garden entrance. No one will be served without verification of age with a government issued ID.
  • Weather: Temperatures on race day typically range between 27-43°F, with an average temperature of 32°F at race start. Runners are likely to heat up fast once they get moving, so be sure to dress in layers.
  • Virtual Race Experience: Virtual Jinglers don’t have to be lined up at the start line to be part of the 2023 Jingle Bell Run. To get in on the festive, holiday fun, complete your 5k virtual race anytime before Sunday, December 10 and submit your time here.

Jingle Bell Run Pricing

Online registration closes on Dec. 9.

5K Timed – Includes shirt and jingle bells.

$35 - Until Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. 
$40 - Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m.
$45 - Nov. 1 to Dec. 9 at 11:59 p.m.
$50 - Dec. 10 (day of event)

5K Untimed – Includes shirt and jingle bells.

$30 - Until Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. 
$35 - Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m.
$40 - Nov. 1 to Dec. 9 at 11:59 p.m.
$45 - Dec. 10 (day of event)

1 Mile – Includes shirt and jingle bells.

$30 - Until Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. 
$35 - Sept. 1 to Oct. 31 at 11:59 p.m.
$40 - Nov. 1 to Dec. 9 at 11:59 p.m. (online team registrastion closes)
$45 - Dec. 10 (day of event)

Kids Run – Includes shirt and jingle bells.

$25 - Until Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m.
$30 - Sept. 1 to Dec. 1 at 11:59 p.m. (online team registration closes)
$35 - Dec. 2-9 (event day)

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!
$25 - Until Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m.
$30 - Sept. 1 to Dec. 10 (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.

Offline Donations

Checks or Money Orders can be mailed to:
Arthritis Foundation, Inc.
Attn: 2023 Jingle Bell Run - Colorado
C/o: {Participant Name or Team Name}
1355 Peachtree Street NE, Suite 600
Atlanta, GA 30309

Please include the Fundraising Donation Submission Form with all mailed in donations.

For more help or information about this year's Jingle Bell Run Colorado, contact Grace Scheer at [email protected] or call 415-569-3228.