Christmas Run For Children 2017

The Annual Christopher Martin's Christmas Run For Children

Sunday December 11th at 10:30 am

New Haven CT

This 5K race is a runner favorite! Connecticut’s best post race party!


Mission: We hope to make Christmas a little brighter for needy children in the New Haven area by giving them a toy and a message of love from friends and neighbors they have never met. We encourage you to donate a toy! See details below. Over the years, our race has given over 50,000 toys to local children.

Raceday Schedule, Sunday, December 10 @ Christopher Martin’s:

8:30am: Packet pick-up & registration

10:30am: 5K start

10:45am: Post-race party!

11:30am: Awards ceremony

Entry Fee: $20 entry fee. Long-sleeve tech tees are available for an additional $20.

Discounted Entry Fee with Donated Toy: Participants receive a lower entry fee of $15 if they donate a new toy. To lower your race entry and donate a toy, fill out the printable form above and send in with payment. Discounted registration IS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE. All mail-in entries must be received by December 5, 2017 to be processed in time. Toys can be dropped off at Trailblazer New Haven during early packet pick-up or at Christopher Martin’s Restaurant on race morning.  If you choose to donate a toy, you must present an unwrapped toy to receive your race packet.

Race Limited: Event is limited to 2,500 entrants. Raceday entry is not guaranteed.

Early Packet Pick-Up: Trailblazer, 296 Elm St., New Haven, CT. Friday 12/8 & Saturday 12/9 10am-6pm.

Raceday Packet Pick-Up: Christopher Martin’s, 860 State Street, New Haven, CT. Sunday, 12/10 beginning at 8:30 a.m.

T-shirts: Long-sleeve tech shirts are available for purchase for $20. Limited number of tech shirts are available on race weekend.

Awards: $50 gift certificate to Trailblazer given to first overall male & female finishers. Gift cards also awarded to top three finishers in each of age group (male & female): 12 & under, 13-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79 and 80+.

Volunteers are needed! Please call 203-481-5933 for more info.

Location: 860 State St. New Haven, CT

For more information: or 203-481-5933. The race is run rain/shine/snow. Entry fees are non-refundable.