Race Preview: 2018 Jingle Bell Run (Portland)


When the weather outside gets frightful, its essential to have fun reasons to get yourself out and moving. And with the Jingle Bell Run, you have a reason to get moving and a way to help others who might not be able to.

This run / walk event has many different options for how you can get involved. Along with the 5K, which you can run or walk and be timed or untimed, there is a 1-mile options too. Kids have their own race to jingle and shine in. For those who want to support the event but cannot be there, sign up for the Jingle in your Jammies option. There’s also a Jingle Bell Run Express Pass, which is a VIP experience that includes express packet pick-up, a gear check tent, finisher medal, and a swag bag.

All participants receive a shirt and a set of bells to jingle around the course with (and the rest of your day if you feel like it). And all events have 100% of your registration fee and fundraising efforts going to arthritis research and awareness efforts with the Arthritis Foundation. More details about the organization is available on their website and you can get connected with the race events through Facebook.

One last recommendation for this fun December event: costumes are optional, so be sure to opt in. Wouldn’t it be fantastic be a jingling snowflake, elf, or candy cane running down Naito.

Jingle Bell Run (Portland)
When: Sunday, December 2nd at
Where: World Trade Center (121 SW Salmon Street)
Register: Online
Packet Pick-Up: Race Day

  • Kids Run: $20
  • 1 Mile: $40
  • 5K untimed: $40
  • 5K timed: $45
  • Jingle Bell Run Express Pass: $75
  • Jingle in Your Jammies: $30
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