Location: Birmingham, AL US 35233 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Virtual Race

Jingle Bell 5K Run / Walk for Arthritis
Birmingham, AL
Railroad Park
December 9, 2017 ~ 9:00am

Jingle Bell Run - Saturday's Race - Cancelled due to weather

Thank you for your donation to the Arthritis Foundation through your entry to the Jingle Bell Run. As most of you know, here in Birmingham the weather is a winter wonderland outside. Because of the inclement weather, we are forced to cancel this year's Jingle Bell Run on December 9th at Railroad Park due to major safety concerns. In lieu of our race, we will be having a "Virtual Jingle Bell Run"! This means we want to cover Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram in our Jingle Bell Pictures. We encourage all race participants to post pictures and videos, maybe do your own short walk around your neighborhood with friends and family once it is safe to do so.  Please the hashtags: #JingleBellRun and #bhamjbr2017 Just because we aren't having the event doesn't mean that we can't still Jingle in our Jammies and be #1 in the country! Let's ask one more person to donate to this great cause! Go to: www.jbr.org/birmingham

We also will be hosting a Facebook live event tomorrow at
10:00AM that will feature our youth honoree, Cooper Wallace! We hope you will join us on our Facebook by clicking here: https://www.facebook.com/ArthritisFoundationAlabama/

If you have not picked up your t-shirt we will have it for you Monday December 11th and Tuesday December 12th  from 10:00AM-3:00PM at our office: 500 Office Park Drive, Suite 200 Birmingham, Alabama 35223.  If these times do not work for you, please contact us directly.

Thank you for your understanding!
Kayla Smeraglia | Executive Director
Arthritis Foundation | Alabama
500 Office Park Drive, Suite 200-Birmingham, AL 35223

Saturday, December 9, 2017
8:00am – Registration and Packet Pickup Open
8:50am – 5K Registration and Packet Pickup Close
9:00am – 5K Starts
10:00am – 1 Mile Fun Run Starts
10:25am – Santa Chase Starts
10:30am – 5K Awards Ceremony

Railroad Park
1600 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35223
[Directions | Map]
[Parking Suggestions]

This year the event and activities will be held in the Meadow Area of Railroad Park. Please click here for details!

5K Course & Fun Run Course
5K Course PDF Map: [Click Here] USATF Certified 
5K Course Online View [Click Here]
Fun Run PDF Course Maps: [Click Here]
Fun Run Online Course Maps: [Click Here]

Entry Fee:
Team Registration will cut off Friday, December 1st  at midnight! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Online Registration closes Friday, December 8th at 5:00pm.

5K Chip Timed: My finish time will be recorded and posted online, I am eligible to win an Award.
$35 – Registered by July 31st
$40 – August 1st – December 3rd
$45 – December 4th - Race Day
Adult Registration ages 12 and up.
Includes commemorative t-shirt
Timing Chip will be on your Bib Number – Be sure to wear your Bib #.
Timing chips will be limited to 500 – Register Early to secure yours.

5K Not Chip Timed: My finish time will NOT be recorded or posted online, I am Not eligible to win an Award.
$30 – Registered by July 31st
$35 – August 1st – December 3rd
$40 – December 4th - Race Day
Includes commemorative t-shirt

1 Mile Fun Run:
$30 – Registered by August 1st
$35 – September 1st – RACE DAY
Includes commemorative t-shirt

Jingle in Your Jammies:
$30 – Now till - Race Day
Can’t make the event but still want to fundraise?
We will send your shirt in the mail!

Santa Chase:
$20 – Registered - December 3rd
$25 - December 4th - Race Day
100 yard dash for children 12 and under. Includes commemorative t-shirt

T-shirts will be given to the FIRST 1,800 registrants ONLY!
Walkers in the 5K or Fun Run are welcome!

Questions about the Jingle Bell Run – 205-314-8440

Pre-Race Packet Pickup (Individual & Team)
Trak Shak – Homewood
1839 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]
Tuesday, December 6, 2016 – 11:00am – 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 7, 2016 – 11:00am – 6:00pm

5K – Awards (for runners that paid to be Chip Timed):
Top 3  Overall Male / Female
Top 1 Masters Overall Male / Female (40 and older)
Top 3 in Age Groups Male / Female 
0 to 8        30 to 34    55 to 59
9 to 14      35 to 39    60 to 64
15 to 19    40 to 44    65 to 69
20 to 24    45 to 49    70+
25 to 29    50 to 54

NOTE: Winners in overall categories (Overall, Masters, etc.) will not be eligible for age-group awards.
Overall Awards based gun time, Age Group Awards based on Chip Time.

NOTE: If you would like to be eligible for awards, the purchase of the Timing Chip is required, $5/participant

How do we get VIP Access? 
Participants raising $500 or more, including registration fee, will be eligible for access to Candy Cane Lane, our 2016 VIP area. VIP area will include a hot breakfast provided by Jim N Nicks. Deadline to raise funds and be eligible is Wednesday, December 6. 

How do we get Team Tailgate Access?
Teams raising $3,500 or more, including registration fees, will receive a tent and team banner at the event. Tent available from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Deadline to raise funds and be eligible is Sunday, December 3.

Free parking is available along the outer perimeters of the Park along 1st Avenue South. Please refrain from parking in the spaces allotted for the various local businesses that operate along 1st Avenue South unless you are attending those venues. Also refrain from parking in illegal parking spaces. The Arthritis Foundation is not responsible for tickets/towing costs incurred by an individual. Park patrons are free to use Parking Lot D located on 18th Street and 1st Avenue South at a cost of $2.00. For more information concerning Parking Lot D contact the Birmingham Parking Authority. [Parking Suggestions]

Jingle Bell Run/Walk® is a fun and festive way to kick off your holidays by helping others! Wear a holiday themed costume. Tie jingle bells to your shoelaces. Run or walk a 5 kilometer route with your team members and celebrate the season by giving. — Be there with bells on!

Kayla Smeraglia


Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.jbr.org/Birmingham.

Race Day Countdown
Event Time Price Details
5K - Chip Timed
9:00AM CST
5K-NON Chip Timed
9:00AM CST
Jingle Bell Express Pack Registration
9:00AM CST
1 Mile Fun Run/Walk
10:00AM CST
Santa Chase
10:25AM CST
Jingle in Your Jammies N/A
Railroad Park
1600 1st Avenue
Birmingham, AL US 35233
Race Contact Info

If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.

Race Sponsor
Race Sponsor

Like this page and invite your friends on Facebook.