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,
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) (Credit: Ursula Moore)
Children race in the quarter mile reindeer dash
Children race in the quarter mile reindeer dash at the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012) (Credit: Ursula Moore)
Matthew Gervasio, 6, of Huntington, gets a high
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) (Credit: Ursula Moore)

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Kristine Stiegelbauer, of Westbury, wears a mistletoe hat
Kristine Stiegelbauer, of Westbury, wears a mistletoe hat at the Arthritis Foundation's 2012 Jingle Bell Run/Walk at Hofstra University. (Dec. 8, 2012) (Credit: Ursula Moore)
Andrew Carlson played Santa and John Carbone, an
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) (Credit: Ursula Moore)
Andrew Carlson, as Santa Claus, and John Carbone,
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) (Credit: Ursula Moore)
Participants gather Saturday at Hofstra University during the
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) (Credit: Ursula Moore)
Santa Claus rings his bells Saturday to encourage
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) (Credit: Ursula Moore)

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Santa Claus rings his bells Saturday to encourage
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) (Credit: Ursula Moore)
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) (Credit: Ursula Moore)
Jamie Shedd, of Forest Hills, wins first place
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) (Credit: Ursula Moore)
Carson Shedd, of Forest Hills, wins first place
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) (Credit: Ursula Moore)