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Jingle Bell 5K Run/Walk

Bridgett Licata and her daughter, Gabriella Licata, 13,

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) Photo Credit: Ursula Moore

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,
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Kristine Stiegelbauer, of Westbury, wears a mistletoe hat
Photo 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
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

Santa Claus rings his bells Saturday to encourage
Photo 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,
Photo 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
Photo 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
Photo 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)

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