Jingle Bell 5K Run - Birmingham

Birmingham, AL, USA
09 Dec, 2023 (Sat)


25 yd, 1 mi, 5 km

About the event

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 (Insert event name), Kelly Maliska at [email protected] or call 470-440-2856. Your registration fee and fundraising go to help fight and conquer arthritis!

  Jingle Bell 5K Run / Walk for Arthritis
Birmingham, AL
Veterans Park - Hoover
December 9, 2023 ~ 9:00am

Pre-Race Packet Pickup (Individual & Team)
Trak Shak – Homewood
2839 18th Street South
Homewood, AL 35209
[Directions | Map]
Thursday, December 7, 2023 - 3:00pm - 6:00pm 

Race Day Agenda:
Saturday, December 9, 2023
7:30am – Registration and Packet Pickup Opens
8:00 am – Opening ceremony 
8:45am – 5K Registration and Packet Pickup Close
8:45am – Warm Up
8:50am – Line up for the 5K
9:00am – 5K Starts
10:00 - 10:45 am –  Juvenile Arthritis Family Reunion for all Juvenile Arthritis families
10:15am – 5K Awards Ceremony

Race Day Location:
Veterans Park 
4800 Valleydale Road
Meadowbrook, AL 35242
[Directions | Map]

5K Course: (Updated for 2023)
5K Course PDF Map: [Click Here]  

5K Chip Timed: My finish time will be recorded and posted online, I am eligible to win an Award.
$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. 8 at 11:59 p.m.
$50 – Dec. 9 (day of the event)
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.
$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. 8 at 11:59 p.m.
$45 – Dec. 9 (day of the event)
Includes Jingle Bell Run Event  t-shirt, Jingle Bells  
Walkers in the 5K 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!
$25 – Until Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m.
$30 –  Sept. 1 - Dec. 9 (day of the event)

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

5K – Awards (for runners that paid to be Chip Timed):
Top 3  Overall Male / Female
Top 3 in Age Groups Male / Female:
0 - 19, 20 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50+

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!

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.

Parking and restrooms are available on-site at Veterans Park.  Suggested parking: the school parking lot.  There is very limited parking at Veterans Park.

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 Hoover City Ordinance and Veterans Park Rules.  All pets must be on a leash.  Please clean up after your pet.  The actions of the pet are the responsibility of the pet owner/caretaker.

Strollers at the Race: The course is run on fine gravel, and may not be the best experience for pushing a stroller. 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 Un-timed 5K to Chip Timed or be added to a team please let us know at Packet Pickup 

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).

Races offered by this event

Kids Run

09 Dec, 2023 (Sat) - 08:45
25 yd
On site

5K Timed

09 Dec, 2023 (Sat) - 09:00
5 km
On site

Virtual Jingler

Virtual race
09 Dec, 2023 (Sat) - 09:00
0 km

1 Mile

09 Dec, 2023 (Sat) - 09:05
1 mi
On site


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