Runners help raise money for The Arthritis Foundation

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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (ABC4 Utah) – Several hundred people had a ball this morning and it was all for a great cause.

The annual 5K Jingle Bell Run took place in Salt Lake today. It started at Highland High School and it helped raise money for The Arthritis Foundation.

They call this the nation’s most jolly holiday themed run. People dressed up in costume and ugly Christmas sweaters. 

The runners honored people like Brad Miles, who battles Rheumatoid Arthritis.

“Everyone is here to help someone or support someone in their family that has arthritis, so the spirit of the race is really great,” Miles told Good4Utah.

ABC4’s Don Hudson emceed the event. More than 54 million Americans have arthritis. It is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and there is no cure. 

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