December 10 – Jingle Bell Run

The 2022 Jingle Bell Run returns to bring holiday cheer to Indianapolis on December 10 with the goal of raising $79,500 this year. This family-friendly, holiday-themed 5K and 10K run at Conner Prairie encourages participants to dress in festive costumes and get moving to raise awareness and funds to cure America’s #1 cause of disability.  

Taking place in more than 100 cities nationwide, the Arthritis Foundation’s Jingle Bell Run benefits the more than 60 million Americans (1 in 4 adults), including 300,000 children (1 in every 250), living with arthritis every day. From funding cutting-edge research for new treatments and ultimately a cure, to advocating for health care access, the Arthritis Foundation helps people living with arthritis score everyday victories, one step at a time.  

“Jingle Bell Run is a 35-year tradition in Indianapolis and we’re looking forward to bringing extra holiday cheer to town this year,” said Sandra Messner, Executive Director of the Arthritis Foundation Indiana. “Our honorees and volunteers are what make Jingle Bell Run successful and memorable every year, and this year we’re humbled to honor Arthritis Warriors to raise awareness and funds for our cause.”  

The following people and partners will be honored.  For full bios on all of our honorees, visit this page

  • Kate Elizabeth Sureck – Community Champion Honoree 
  • Dr. Erica Garza Fisk, MD., OrthoIndy – Medical Honoree 
  • Jonah Meier, Meier Performance – Physical Therapy Honoree  
  • Kevin Balog – Adult Honoree  
  • Samantha Lemieux – Youth Honoree  

The Jingle Bell Run is nationally sponsored by AbbVie, Janssen, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis. Local sponsors information can be found here. To learn more and register for Jingle Bell Run in Indianapolis visit, or contact the Arthritis Foundation 

About the Arthritis Foundation 

The Arthritis Foundation is fighting for all people who live with arthritis. As a Champion of Yes, it’s the Arthritis Foundation’s mission to turn the obstacles arthritis causes into opportunities. The Arthritis Foundation champions life-changing solutions and medical advancements, and it also provides ways for people to connect, break down barriers in health care and join the fight for a cure — uniting hearts, minds and resources to change the future of arthritis. To join the fight to cure arthritis, visit   

Venue: Conner Prairie
Conner Prairie
13400 Allisonville Rd
Fishers, IN 46038
Phone: 317-776-6000