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Jingle Bell Run Columbus

Sat December 3, 2022 Columbus, OH 43215 US Directions


5K Timed Run

9:15AM EST - 12:00PM EST

Snowflake Kids Run

9:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST

Virtual Jingler

7:00AM EST - 12:00PM EST

Race Website

Additional race information can be found at


Genoa Park (behind COSI)
303 W Broad Street
Columbus, OH US 43215


Be There with Bells On!

Help keep the tradition going strong by jingling with your family and friends at the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run.  

Wear your favorite holiday costume and spread good cheer for a great cause. We’re raising awareness and funds to support arthritis research for better treatments and a cure. We’re also helping the Arthritis Foundation develop tools, resources, and opportunities to connect with each other. Together, we’re committed to conquering arthritis for good. Please join us!

For help or more information about Jingle Bell Run Columbus contact Christopher Haverlock at, or call 614-721-2634. Your registration fee and fundraising go to help fight and conquer arthritis!

7AM - Day-of registrations, packet pick-up
8AM - Opening ceremony
9AM - The Snowflake Kids Run
9:15AM - The 5K and 1-mile Warrior Walk

  • Participation medals will be given to the first 1,000 registrants
  • T-shirts will be given to those who register before November 12, 2022
  • Event sign-up and info is frequently updated at
  • Must be present to receive medal, t-shirt, and race packet (these can not be mailed)

Race Contact Info

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Military Veteran Honoree

For Darci, it is hard to pinpoint exactly what initiated her battle with arthritis.  As a classically trained ballerina, Darci was accustomed to rigorous conditioning and pushing herself to the limits physically.  Throughout many years of training and performing, she hadn’t experienced much more than fatigued muscles and bouts with tendonitis.  Then at 25, and much older than most of her fellow soldiers, Darci enlisted in the U.S. Army and was invited to serve as a paratrooper, as a result her superior physical fitness scores.  It was at this moment that she first realized that a woman could BE a paratrooper.  Up for the challenge, Darci jumped in and excelled at the physical challenges her training demanded, including long-distance running, zipline training and parachute jumps.  

Even in the early jumps, the physical pain of jumping, being airborne, and hitting the ground at 35 miles an hour took its toll.  At this point, Darci hadn’t been formally diagnosed with arthritis and thought her pain was typical and expected based on the physical challenges she was putting her body through.  Never a quitter, she persevered through Airborne School, and upon graduation, served faithfully with the 173rd Airborne Brigade for the next 3 years.  Continuous jumping without a diagnosis and treatment exasperated the issues she experienced. Finally, in 2011 Darci received the diagnosis of osteoarthritis. 

Today, while Darci battles the effects of arthritis on a regular basis, she finds some relief from visits to her chiropractor, practicing yoga, and managing the pain with over-the-counter medicine.  She also finds joy by spending time with her rescue animals (3 dogs, 2 cats). All the while, her arthritis continues to be something she faces every day.  Darci is honored to be the 2022 Arthritis Foundation Honoree and hopes to bring awareness to the fact that arthritis affects people of all ages, and that its occurrence is more pronounced among the Veteran community due to the rigorous training and work carried out every day by our U.S. Military.  

Join Darci and the National Veterans Memorial and Museum in the community team, “Veterans Lead the Sleigh”, made up of Veterans, Veteran supporters, and all others who wish to rally in support of the important work the Arthritis Foundation does for our valued Veterans.


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