Jingle Bell Run- Calling all Athletes!


Get your Jingle on this year in the most festive holiday fun run around! 

This years race is special to CrossFit Knoxville and our community as a whole. Our athlete Jason Hamilton is on the committee for the race this year and his daughter is an Honoree. Make sure to check out her story below! As a gym, we have one of the strongest communities in Knoxville, together, we’ll jingle all the way to a cure – and have a fantastic time every step of the way. Bring a team of friends, family, and we can run/walk our way to support an awesome foundation and a friend. Get your jingle on and spread the Spirit of Yes: Yes to having fun and celebrating what you love. Yes to living life to the fullest. Yes to conquering arthritis for good. 100% of your registration fee and fundraising go to a great cause!

Discount Code for CrossFit Knoxville Athletes:

Code: CROSSFIT

Receive $5off 5k timed, untimed and 1 mile registrations

Code expires Nov 30th EOD

Event Details

  • When: December 14th
  • Where: Worlds Fair Park- 525 Henley Street
    Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Time: 7:00 am – 9:30 am
  • Race Sign-up: www.jbr.org/knoxville

Packet Pickup: 

  • When: Friday, December 13, 2019
  • Where: Runners Market Knoxville
    4443 Kingston Pike
    Knoxville, TN 37919
  • Time: 11a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Website: http://www.runnersmarket.com/

Jingle Bell Run Pricing

5k – Includes shirt, timing chip and jingle bells. 
$25 / thru August 31 / Price increases Sept. 1
$30 / Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 / Price increases Nov. 1
$35 / Nov. 1 – Dec. 13 at 12:00 a.m. (online registration closes)
$40 / Dec. 14 (day of event)

5k Untimed – Includes shirt and jingle bells. 
$25 / thru August 31 / Price increases Sept. 1
$30 / Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 / Price increases Nov. 1
$35 / Nov. 1 – Dec. 13 at 12:00 a.m. (online registration closes)
$40 / Dec. 14 (day of event)

1 mile – Includes shirt and jingle bells. 
$25 / thru August 31 / Price increases Sept. 1
$30 / Sept. 1 – Oct. 31 / Price increases Nov. 1
$35 / Nov. 1 – Dec. 13 at 12:00 a.m. (online registration closes)
$40 / Dec. 14 (day of event)

Kids Run
$15 / thru Oct. 31 / Price increases Nov. 1
$20 / Nov. 1 – Dec. 13 at 12:00 a.m. (online registration closes)
$25 / Dec. 14 (day of event)

Jingle in Your Jammies – Can’t attend the event, but still want to be part of the fun? Choose this option to receive a shirt and fundraise for a cure!
$30 / thru Dec. 14 (day of event)

Honoree: 

Claire Hamilton
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Teen Honoree

Claire Hamilton is a junior at Webb School of Knoxville. She stays busy with studying, her friends, church choir and cheerleading, but has had to find balance in her life. Her life was turned upside down in 8th grade with a diagnosis of Ankylosing Spondylitis. Claire’s joint pain started when she was 8 years old. She complained off and on to her pediatrician and was told she had growing pains. The joint pain in her wrists and ankles worsened in 6th grade and her pediatrician sent her to an orthopedic doctor, Dr. Amber Luhn, in Knoxville. Dr. Luhn helped her manage her pain and start physical therapy. After some improvement, Claire’s knees, wrists and ankles flared again. Claire’s pediatrician and Dr. Luhn agreed it was time to see a pediatric rheumatologist.

After getting advice from several doctors, Claire’s parents decided to travel to Alabama’s Children’s Hospital to see Dr. Melissa Mannion. The doctor could see Claire was in pain but after a physical exam of all her joints and an MRI of her ankle there was no inflammation in her joints. She left the doctor still without a diagnosis. Unfortunately, over several months Claire began to battle fatigue, severe lower back pain along with her joint pain. It became harder to keep up with studying and cheerleading. Claire’s mother made another appointment with Dr. Mannion. The doctor ordered MRIs of her wrists and SI joints. The MRIs showed joint damage and fluid in these joints. The 6-year long journey had finally led to a diagnosis – Ankylosing Spondylitis(AS) and Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis.

Ankylosing Spondylitis is a form of Arthritis which causes inflammation in the SI joints in the lower back and peripheral joints. Fluid collects in the joints and causes pain. Claire immediately started a biologic injection to treat the disease. Right now, there are 6 medications called biologics approved to treat AS. So far, Claire has tried 5 of the 6 medications, all injections, and none have helped significantly. It takes several months on a medicine to see if it is going to help. She is on her second to last option. This is one reason it is so important for us to fundraise. Claire is running out of choices to help manage her disease and help her pain and fatigue.

Claire is still learning how to balance her life. She knows she has to rest when she can and not plan too many activities in one week. She knows she has to get enough sleep. She uses heat on her joints when needed. She sees her pediatric rheumatologist in Birmingham every few months and Dr. Luhn helps her manage her Ankylosing Spondylitis in between those appointments. Claire has a positive attitude and looks forward to when there is a cure for Arthritis.

Jingle Bell Run Special Guest

WATE TV News anchor/reporter Lori Tucker will be the MC for this year’s Jingle Bell Run.

Additional Information: 

For more help or information about the 2019 Jingle Bell Run of Knoxville contact Candice Henry at [email protected] or call 714-402-9448.

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