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Indianapolis Jingle Bell Run Marks 25th Anniversary

Indianapolis Jingle Bell Run Marks 25th Anniversary

Record Attendance Expected

November 20, 2013 | 12:49 PM

The Indianapolis Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will be held Sunday, December 15th to raise funds to fight and cure arthritis, the nation's leading cause of disability. Day-of registration for this 25th annual holiday-themed event will begin at 7:00 a.m. with a 10K run starting at 9:00 a.m. and a 5K run/walk getting underway at 9:25 a.m. The Arthritis Foundation expects more than 4,000 people to take part this year.

Voted as one of the nation's "Most Incredible Themed Races" in 2012, the Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis is an important way to make a difference in the fight to end arthritis, a serious disease that affects 53 million Americans, roughly one out of five adults. Here in Indiana, that number is closer to one in four adults, including 6,400 children.

In honor of its silver anniversary, this year's Jingle Bell Run will feature 25 Faces of Arthritis – people from the Indianapolis area battling this debilitating disease. From five year old Beatrice, a princess in training, to 67-year old Essie, an Arthritis Foundation aquatics instructor, their stories prove that arthritis knows no boundaries. It unapologetically affects every sex, race and age.

Registration for the Jingle Bell Run is $33 for adults and $23 for kids 12 and younger. Online registration closes on December 10th. Day of registration is $35 for adults and $25 for kids. Registration includes jingle bells and a long-sleeve cotton tee. To learn more about the Indy Jingle Bell Run/Walk and the 25 Faces of Arthritis, log on to www.indyjinglebellrun.com.

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