Centerville fights arthritis with festive 5K

December 1, 2018 by  

Touted as the largest 5K race themed for the holidays, the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run raises awareness and funds to cure the #1 cause of disability in America. Centerville residents and neighbors from nearby communities are invited to participate.

Bringing people together from across the region with a diverse walk of life to help conquer the devastating effects of arthritis is the purpose of the event, and living a full life while a cure is sought is the goal.

Holiday-themed costumes are encouraged, including ugly Christmas sweaters, costumes, and shoelaces decorated with jingle bells. A 5K run or walk as an individual or a team is intended as a way to spread the spirit of the season and bring smiles to faces.

Banner printing provided by print shops is a standard method of creating signage for outdoor events. By hanging the banners high, participants can find directional information quickly.

Commitment to raising awareness about the disease is the main focus of the Arthritis Foundation. Flyer printing that includes the message, contact information and colorful graphic design allows for distribution of the information on a wide scale.

All walkers and runners should plan to meet at Bellbrook Middle School on Feedwire Road. There is an entry fee of $20 – $30. The event takes place today, December 1, beginning at 9:00 am.