jingle bell run 2018

6 Reasons Why JBR is the Perfect Fun Run for Families

If you’re a runner AND a parent, we’ve got the ideal opportunity for you to let off some steam, keep the kids entertained and do good for a great cause – Jingle Bell Run! Here are six reasons why it’s the perfect run for you and the kids.

costumes and kid zones

Costumes and Kids Zones

Costumes are always a major attraction at Jingle Bell Run. Whether you’re bedecked in bells or Elven attire, the whole family is welcome to race in costume! At the race there’s always plenty of hot chocolate, entertaining guests (Santa, elves, carolers, you name it), costume contests and a kids’ zone full of fun activities (face painting, crafts, games and other attractions).

Get Special Access to Iconic Areas in Your City

Get Special Access to Iconic Areas in Your City

Jingle Bell Run races around the country have worked hard to make sure they’re spotlighting the most beautiful and iconic areas in the city. In Atlanta, the race will finish right on the Battery and SunTrust Park field where your local major league team plays during the big game. In Chicago, race participants will get free access to the Chicago History Museum after the run. Check out your local run and the perks they’re offering for your area!

No Kid Left Behind

No Kid Left Behind – Even the Furry Ones

5K dog trots, treat-filled dog zones and dog costume contests are just some of the ways local Jingle Bell Run races make room for man’s best friend. Check out your local race website and see what options you may have to bring your furry friend with you to the race!

Post Race Fun

Post-Race Fun for Moms, Dads and Kids

If your local race is anything like Columbus, Ohio, the whole family will be in for a treat at the post-race after-party. Due to their relationship with Beam Suntory, every runner of age will get a cocktail after the race – free of charge. For the kids, there will be full access to the hot chocolate bar. Papa John’s is catering!

All over the country, local races are working hard to make races a place where families can have a good time together. See what your local race has to offer.

Go At Your Own Pace

Go at Your Own Pace for a Great Cause

If you just want to stroll, not run – no problem! Jingle Bell Run is for everyone who wants to take a break and have a great time, at your own pace. Because you’ll be running with the Arthritis Foundation, you’ll also be supporting the fight against arthritis while ushering in the holidays – 100% of registration and fundraising go to the cause!

Healthy Tradition

Start a Healthy Family Tradition Over the Holidays

During a restful season of indulgence and festivities, Jingle Bell Run will get the whole family outside together for an invigorating experience! It’s the perfect way to start a new, healthy family tradition that rings in the holidays in style. After all, the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run has become a holiday tradition for thousands of families nationwide for more than three decades.

With school back in full swing, registering for Jingle Bell Run is the perfect way to take a quick break from studies and start getting into the holiday spirit. The kids will love it, and so will you – surrounded by so many others who are just as enthusiastic about this special time of year.


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