24th Annual Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis
Saturday, December 4, 2010 Downtown Columbus
Times: 8:00 a.m.: Registration
9:30-9:35 a.m.: Opening announcements, raffle prize drawings, warm up exercises
9:35-9:45 a.m.: Snowflake Run for Kids
9:45-9:55 a.m.: Awards and Recognition
10:00 a.m.: Start of 5K Run/Walk
Start Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel on Nationwide Boulevard
JINGLING THROUGH THE STREETS FOR ARTHRITIS
Join thousands of runners and walkers pounding the pavement through beautiful downtown Columbus! The 24th Annual Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk is just around the corner. This year’s event is expected to attract 4,000 participants, including 300 children.
The 5K run/walk is gaining a strong reputation as one of the ultimate family events in Central Ohio. This year’s run is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, in downtown Columbus, at the corner of High Street and Nationwide Boulevard. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. at the Crowne Plaza Columbus. At 9:35 a.m., the Snowflake Run for Kids will be held outside. Kids, ages 3-10 will start at the race starting line on Nationwide Boulevard and High Street and then run down Nationwide Boulevard. (The race is approximately 150 meters). The 5K run/walk begins at 10:00 a.m. at the corner of High Street and Nationwide Boulevard.
Come early to hear the sounds of holiday music, meet event emcee Bob Nunnally, Storm Team 4 Meteorologist and participate in the costume contest. Afterwards, enjoy a chili buffet provided by Max & Erma’s, as well as awards and great raffle prizes.
Take the Team Challenge
Become a Team Captain and form a team of 10 or more members. Then, raise money through pledges and sales of raffle tickets.
- Adult non competitive registration is $25 through Nov. 25; or $30 after Nov. 25.
- Adult competitive registration is $30 through Nov. 25; or $35 after Nov. 25.
- Snowflake Run for Kids registration is $10 through Nov. 25; or $12 after Nov. 25.
- Register online or call 614-876-8200.
Gordon Biersch Tapping Party-Thursday, November 18
Print THIS FLIER and bring it with you to receive a 10% discount. Mention the Arthritis Foundation for your discount. Proceeds from the raffle at the Tapping Party benefit the Jingle Bell Run! Bring your team, friends and family to kick off the event!
Why raise money?
In addition to being a fun event for local families, the Jingle Bell Run raises money that helps the Central Ohio Chapter fund programs and services that assist people in 44 counties. Arthritis affects 486,000 people in central Ohio, including 11,500 children statewide. Over 46 million people nationwide (1 in 5 Americans) have one of the 100 forms of arthritis. It is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. The Arthritis Foundation provides programs and services to assist them in taking control of their disease as well as funding research for a cure.
The Central Ohio Chapter provides the following programs and services to those living with the pain of arthritis:
· Home Assessment and Equipment Loan
· Exercise Classes
· Self Help and Support Groups
· Public and Professional Education and Referral Service
· Camp for Children with Arthritis
· Arthritis Foundation Membership
· Volunteer Opportunities
Proceeds benefit the Arthritis Foundation, Central Ohio Chapter.