Jingle Bell Run Cleveland, December 8 at Legacy Village

Jingle Bell Run Cleveland, December 8

Jingle Bell Run Cleveland, December 8

With Thanksgiving tomorrow, I’m taking it easy this week with just one post. This is our last Thanksgiving before Scott’s parents move so we’ll be celebrating with friends tomorrow, then relaxing, holiday merrymaking, and attending Genghis Con, Cleveland’s underground comic convention, on Sunday.

Amid all that we’re also getting ready for Scott’s first 5K – Jingle Bell Run Cleveland on December 8!

In addition to throwing pretty awesome parties, the Arthritis Foundation, Great Lakes Region, Northeast Ohio chapter raises money for arthritis support and research through their annual holiday run/walk.

Scott and I volunteered at last year’s event, helping to guide runners through the Legacy Village race path. After seeing how much fun everyone had in their reindeer antlers and costumes, we decided that we’d sign up for this year’s Jingle Bell. Our team is the Chicken Hickens; Jen and Matthew of WhyCLE have even joined us.

Photos from previous Jingle Bell Run

Photos from previous Jingle Bell Run

Want to join us in fighting arthritis in Northeast Ohio? It only costs $25 to register for the Jingle Bell Run/Walk; $20 for children.  

Registration and packet pick up starts at 7:30 am on December 8. Packets can also be picked up on December 5 and 7. The 5K starts at 8:30 am, beginning and ending near the Lawn at Legacy Village. A one mile option is available as well.

In addition to the race, participants can enjoy a costume contest, educational speakers, health and wellness exhibitors, a snowflake kids fun run and awards. Afterwards, Bar Louie will host an informal after party until 11:00 am.

Because I’m not a cold-weather runner and it’s Scott’s 5K, this race will likely be a walk for us. However, Scott and I are busy putting the finishing touches on our costume.

The Chicken Hickens' favorite couple Gonzo and Camilla

The Chicken Hickens’ favorite couple Gonzo and Camilla

With a team name like the Chicken Hickens, we figured we’d go as our favorite chicken-themed couple — Gonzo the Great and Camilla Chicken.

If you can’t run or walk in the 5K, make a donation or volunteer. And if you’re in Legacy Village the morning of December 8, be sure to say hi to the guy in the chicken suit and the blue-haired lady!

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and remember to
shop small and local this weekend!

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