Ready to run the Jingle Bell run this year?
In honor of the 10th year of the fundraiser for the Arthritis Foundation, I sat down with Darci Hustrulid, executive director of the foundation in South Dakota, to talk about changes this year.
Here here are 10 things to know.
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What: Jingle Bell Run
When: Saturday, Nov. 26 at Fawick Park
Time: Day-of registration is at 8 a.m., and the race begins at 9.
Packet pick-up: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sanford Wellness, 49th and Oxbow
Distances: Runners will do a 3.81-mile loop route, and walkers will do an out-and-back on the bike path for 1.5 miles.
Parking: The Avera lots near Fawick are available for runners. Downtown parking also is free on weekends on the street and in the ramps.