It was early in the morning.
It was cold.
It was a lot of fun.
On Saturday, the Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk was held in Richmond, Virginia. It was one of several Jingle Bell Run/Walks taking place across the nation during the holiday season to help in the fight against arthritis. One of the highlights of the event each year is to see the costumes people wear.
When I am asked about how to distinguish a charity walk from others, creating a theme for the event is one of the answers I give. The Arthritis Foundation Jingle Bell Run/Walk is an excellent example. A significant amount of joy comes just from seeing the costumes participants are wearing to the event. It adds an element of fun that most charity walks do not experience.
Enjoy the photos below that were captured at the charity event. To learn more about the Jingle Bell Run/Walk, go to http://www.arthritis.org/jingle-bell-run.php.