Tulsa Jingle Bell Run

Saturday, Dec. 8, at 8:30 a.m. (registration)

Tulsa’s Jingle Bell Run/Walk will be just one of dozens of jolly jogs through America’s cities this month, all to raise money for the Arthritis Foundation and its quest to elevate awareness of arthritis and fund research that helps millions of patients. What makes Tulsa different? Could it be that Tulsans are especially festive and outgoing when it comes to the colorful get-up they wear for this awesome event? Could it be the pitter-patter of small feet (both human and canine) mixed among the more thud-erous footfalls of the average recreational runner? The truth is, Tulsa is like other participating cities enhanced by its residents’ generosity to a cause, yet there’s much to be said for the way we celebrate days like the Jingle Bell Run either as runners or spectators. After all, who doesn’t like to see a retriever in antlers? Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Tulsa Community College Metro Campus, 909 S. Boston Ave. The 1k run and walk will begin at 9:30 a.m. with the 5k following at 10 a.m. For more, go to www.arthritis.org/oklahoma online.