Jingle Bell Jog

Ring In the holidays with the jingle bell run/walk for arthritis.

Get moving this holiday season with the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis, a fun and festive 5K that supports the 50 million Americans living with arthritis, the leading cause of disability in the country.

During November and December, thousands of families, friends, coworkers, and seasoned runners will participate in more than 130 Jingle Bell Run/Walk events taking place across the nation. Adults and kids can dress in holiday-inspired costumes, tie jingle bells to their shoes, and run or walk a 5K or one-mile course in honor of someone with arthritis. Funds raised from the events will be used to support research, education, advocacy, and other vital programs and services aimed at improving the lives of those with arthritis.

"There are 50 million Americans living with arthritis, including 300,000 children," said Arthritis Foundation President and CEO, Dr. John Klippel. "With that number expected to grow in coming decades, the Jingle Bell Run/Walk is a wonderful opportunity for us to come together in the fight against arthritis and encourage everyone to exercise daily for better health."

In addition to its general health benefits, regular exercise can be effective at preventing and treating arthritis. Thirty minutes of physical activity each day can build muscle to support joints, improve mobility and flexibility, and even alleviate some of the painful symptoms of arthritis.

To find the Jingle Bell Run/Walk event in your area, visit www.arthritis.org/jingle-bell-run or contact your local Arthritis Foundation field office for more information.