Sat December 11, 2021 Birmingham, AL 35233 US Directions
Arthritis Foundation

Jingle Bell 5K Run / Walk for Arthritis
Birmingham, AL
Railroad Park
December 11, 2021 ~ 9:00am

Saturday, December 11, 2021
7:30am – Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
8:45am – 5K Registration and Packet Pickup Close
9:00am – 5K Starts
10:15am – 5K Awards Ceremony

Railroad Park
1700 1st Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35223
[Directions | Map]

5K Course (Subject to change)
5K Course PDF Map: [Click HereUSATF Certified [Click Here]
5K Course Online View [Click Here]

Entry Fees:

Team Registration will cut off Friday, December 4th at midnight! NO EXCEPTIONS!!
Online Registration closes Friday, December 10th at 5:00 pm.

5K Chip Timed:  My finish time will be recorded and posted online, I am eligible to win an Award.
$30 – Registered by August 31st
$35 – September 1st – October 31st
$40 – November 1st - Race Day, December 10th
$45 –  Race Day, December 11th
Includes Jingle Bell Run Event  t-shirt, Jingle Bells  
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.
$25 – Registered by August 31st
$30 – September 1st -  October 31st
$35 – November 1st - December 10th
$40 –  Race Day, December 11th
Includes Jingle Bell Run Event  t-shirt, Jingle Bells  
Walkers in the 5K or Fun Run are welcome!

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. 11th (day of the event)

Questions about the Jingle Bell Run – Kelly Maliska at or call 470-440-2856.

Pre-Race Packet Pickup (Individual & Team)
Trak Shak – Homewood
2839 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]
Tuesday, December 7, 2021 - 11:00am - 6:00pm
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 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: All winners will receive a medal. Top 1 Overall Master Male/Female winner will receive two custom-made shirts from Honk Kong Tailors in Homewood. Top 3 Overall Male/Female winners will receive:  Winners in overall categories (Overall, Masters, etc.) will not be eligible for age-group awards. Overall Awards based on 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

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!

5K Start Line Corrals:
What is a “Start Line Corral”?
The start line corral system allows for a smooth race start for participants of varying athletic abilities. You should choose a corral based on your estimated pace / finish time which will allow you to start with other participants of similar running or walking pace. Everyone who has paid the extra $5.00 will receive a timing chip, the corral system will not affect the timing of your race as your actual race time will not start until you cross the starting mat. Look for the following signs on race morning to ensure you are in the appropriate corral.

Start Line Corrals Signs (based on finish time)
• RUN 21:45 minutes or less / 7minute per mile pace or faster
• Walkers only

The “RUN 21:45 minutes or less” Corral will be a roped-off section and will have volunteers assist with entry into this corral.
Runners expecting to finish the 5K with a finish time greater than 21:45 should line in behind the roped area.
Walkers will line up behind runners.

How to wear your Bib Number and Timing Chip:
5K participants (that paid the $5 extra) will be Chip Timed to process race results and your 5K finish time will be posted for you to see. [Click Here] to see details on how to wear your Bib-Tag Timing Chip. Please wear your Bib Number on the FRONT of your shirt during the race. [Example] Remember to bring your Bib Number Race day. No Bib Number means no recorded time. The timing chip is located on the backside of your Bib Number.

Free parking is available along the outer perimeters of the Railroad Park.  Please refrain from parking in the spaces along 1st Ave. South. 1st Ave. South will be closed from 18th St. S. to 14th St. South. Also, refrain from parking in illegal parking spaces. The Arthritis Foundation is not responsible for tickets/towing costs incurred by an individual.  

Bandit Policy: 
Bandits are unregistered runners or walkers attempting to participate in the run or walk events. Running with No registration is not permitted in the 5K.  Please be sure to register for the Jingle Bell Run 5K so that you can enjoy all that the race has to offer.  Everyone in the 5K will need to wear their Bib Number that shows you are a registered participant. All proceeds of the event go to the Arthritis Foundation. 

Pets at the Race:  If you choose to bring your pet, please be sure to follow Birmingham City Ordinance and Railroad Park Rules.  All pets must be on a leach.  Please clean up after your pet.  The actions of the pet are the responsibility of the pet owner/caretaker.

Strollers at the Race: If you are participating with a stroller and/or children, we ask that you keep your children with you at all times, and that you start from the back of the starting line. This will allow your family members, and our other participants, a safer race experience.

Bib Number Transfer and Cancellation Policy:
There are NO refunds of registration fees. There are no transfers of your registration to another person. If you wish to change from Fun Run to 5K or be added to a team please let us know at Packet Pickup (Monday-Tuesday). 

NOTE: This event will occur rain or shine, warm or cold. We reserve the right to cancel in extreme circumstances. In that event, there will be no refunds, rather, your entry fee will be used as a donation to Arthritis Foundation (501c3).


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Railroad Park
1700 1st Avenue
Birmingham, AL US 35233
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