Race Information

The Event

Imagine the sound of thousands of bells jingling as people from all over Indiana run, walk and cheer in the 25th Annual Indianapolis Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis® presented locally by OrthoIndy. Bells will be ringing as 3,500 people like you tie jingle bells to their shoelaces, don festive holiday costumes and join friends and neighbors in support of the Arthritis Foundation's mission to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases. The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis® raises awareness of the nation's most common cause of disability, while raising desperately needed funds to find a cure for arthritis.


When is the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis?

Sunday, December 15, 2013 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse


Why Run or Walk?

The prevalence of arthritis and other chronic joint symptoms is surging, affecting 1.4 million adults and 6,400 children in Indiana alone. This event is a fun and effective way to support the Arthritis Foundation in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.


Event Schedule

Registration Opens 7:00 AM
10K 9:00 AM
Awards 9:10 AM
5K 9:25 AM
Kid's Reindeer Run 10:00 AM


Race Fees

$30 Early Registration (Before Nov. 1st)
$33 Regular Registration (Nov 1st - Dec 10th)
$35 Late Registration (Packet Pickup & Event Day)


5K Children Run/Walk (12 years and younger)

$20 Early Registration (Before Nov. 1st)
$23 Regular Registration (Nov 1st - Dec 10th)
$25 Late Registration (Packet Pickup & Event Day)

Online registration will close Tuesday, December 10th at noon. All entries received after the deadline will be disregarded. If you miss the deadline, registration will be available at Packet Pick-up on Thursday, December 12th & Friday, December 13th from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. OR race day morning from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m.


Only those that request a timing chip will receive one.


Team registration pricing follows the same structure. All teams must sign up before December 6th. Teams must consist of four or more people and include at least one member of the opposite sex.


Long-sleeve technical tees will be available for those who register before Nov. 1st. Cotton tees will be made available to everyone else. Shirts are not guaranteed to those signing up at after November 23rd.


Reindeer Run (Ages 10 and Under)
All kids ages 10 and under are invited to participate in the Reindeer Run. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. just south of the start/finish line outside Banker's Life Fieldhouse. The run is free, but children need to register online.


Jingle in My Jammies
$35 Must register by noon on Dec. 10th
I want to help the Arthritis Foundation, but I want to do it in my jammies from home! My t-shirt will be mailed to me after the event.


To Participate

To participate in the Arthritis Foundation's Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, volunteer or to form a team, contact the Arthritis Foundation at (317) 879-0321 ext. 1 or click here.


Print and fill out this registration form. It can then be faxed to (317) 876-5608 or mailed to:
Indiana Payment Processing Center
P.O. Box 790379
St. Louis, MO 63179-0379


Race Map

Click here to view a map of the course

Course Map Subject To Change


Parking Info

Race Day Parking
Day of Parking will be available for FREE in the Virginia Street Garage (155 S. Delaware St.) just east of Bankers Life Fieldhouse until 9am. Anyone arriving after that time will be charged. A skyway connects the Virginia Street Garage and Bankers Life Fieldhouse.


Packet Pick-Up

Stop by Runners Forum to pick up your packets on Thursday, December 12th and Friday, December 13th. The Runners Forum has four locations. Packet pick-up is from 11am-7pm both days.
Click here to retrieve your bib number and packet pick-up location.

Northeast courner of Rockville Rd and Dan Jones Rd
8100 East US 36, Avon, IN 46123

Keystone and 116th - Merchants Square
620 Station Drive, Carmel, IN 46032

Delaware St. across from City Market
122 N. Delaware St., Indianapolis, IN 46204

SR 37 @ 141st. St. - Next to Uncle Bill's Pet Store
14033 Mundy Drive, Fishers, IN 46038

1001 N. SR 135 - Next to Bonefish Grill


The Arthritis Foundation

The Arthritis Foundation is the only nationwide, nonprofit health organization helping people to take greater control of arthritis by leading efforts to prevent, control and cure arthritis and related diseases. The Arthritis Foundation also provides a large number of community-based programs and services nationwide to make life with arthritis easier and less painful.



Caitlyn Roberts

Caitlyn Roberts is used to twists and turns. The 12-year old competitive gymnast has had her fair share both in and out of the gym.

Caitlyn was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA) when she was just three years old. The teachers at her daycare had noticed she was limping.

Click here to learn more about Caitlyn.




Ryan Puckett

Ryan Puckett first noticed the pain in 2007 after a weekend playing bocce ball in the backyard.

"How do you get injured playing bocce ball?" Ryan asked puzzlingly. He would eventually be diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis at age 35.

Click here to learn more about Ryan.




Dr. Kathleen Thomas

Dr. Kathleen Thomas is a board-certified rheumatologist at Community Health Network in Noblesville. She treats more than 1,000 people with differing forms of arthritis and related disorders of the joints, muscles, and bones.

Click here to learn more about Kathleen.





The Jingle Bell Run is the Arthritis Foundation's annual event that raises funds to fight arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability.

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