+-
Bridgett Licata and her daughter, Gabriella Licata, 13, (Credit: Ursula Moore)

Bridgett Licata and her daughter, Gabriella Licata, 13, both of Floral Park, show the bells on their shoes Saturday during the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk

Hundreds participated in the Arthritis Foundation's third annual Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk at Hofstra University.

After asking if they were naughty or nice,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

After asking if they were naughty or nice, Santa Claus points to runners Lisa Wasser, of Dix Hills and Brian Dougherty, of Bellmore, at the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Children race in the quarter mile reindeer dash
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Children race in the quarter mile reindeer dash at the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Matthew Gervasio, 6, of Huntington, gets a high
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Matthew Gervasio, 6, of Huntington, gets a high five from Santa Claus at the finish line of the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Kristine Stiegelbauer, of Westbury, wears a mistletoe hat
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Kristine Stiegelbauer, of Westbury, wears a mistletoe hat at the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Andrew Carlson played Santa and John Carbone, an
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Andrew Carlson played Santa and John Carbone, an elf, for the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. Both men are from East Meadow. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Andrew Carlson, as Santa Claus, and John Carbone,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Andrew Carlson, as Santa Claus, and John Carbone, as an elf, lead runners Saturday at the start of the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Participants gather Saturday at Hofstra University during the
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Participants gather Saturday at Hofstra University during the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk. They are, from left, Arlene Goldman, of Dix Hills; Michelle Norrman, of Wantagh; Donna Iaquinto, of Dix Hills, Laurie Bellitte, of Dix Hills; Brett Norrman, of Wantagh; and Lisa Wasser, of Dix Hills. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Santa Claus rings his bells Saturday to encourage
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Santa Claus rings his bells Saturday to encourage as runners and walkers in the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012)

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISE HERE
Santa Claus rings his bells Saturday to encourage
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Santa Claus rings his bells Saturday to encourage runners and walkers in the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Bridgett Licata and her daughter, Gabriella Licata, 13,
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Bridgett Licata and her daughter, Gabriella Licata, 13, both of Floral Park, show the bells on their shoes Saturday during the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Jamie Shedd, of Forest Hills, wins first place
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Jamie Shedd, of Forest Hills, wins first place Saturday among women contenders in the Arthritis Foundation's 5k Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. She finished the race with a time of 21:58. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Carson Shedd, of Forest Hills, wins first place
(Credit: Ursula Moore)

Carson Shedd, of Forest Hills, wins first place in the men's group during the Arthritis Foundation's 5k Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. He finished the race Saturday with a time of 19:03. (Dec. 8, 2012)

Get The 1600 newsletter

Our inside look at the race to the White House.

Comments

Newsday.com now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.