The 36th annual Christopher Martin’s Christmas Run for Children is going virtual this year, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The health and safety of our participants, volunteers, and community is our number one priority. As a virtual race, participants can register online and run or walk at a time and place of their choosing between December 3 – December 6.
Christopher Martin’s Christmas Run for Children is an annual tradition for in the local running community that emphasizes the gift of giving. The 2020 event is focused on raising funds for the Friend’s of Rudolph Day of Giving. The New Haven Parks Department and Southern Connecticut State University are collecting toys and coats for New Haven families, to be distributed at Lighthouse Park on December 6.
Gift Cards & Race Bibs – All registered participants will receive a $5 gift card for Christopher Martin’s Restaurant along with their race bib! Bibs and gift cards will be mailed to participants upon registration. Please remember to register with your current mailing address.
T-Shirts – Race t-shirts are available for purchase during race registration. T-shirts will be mailed to participants who purchase one. Please remember to register with your current mailing address.
Results – Finish times can be emailed to email@example.com to be added to the results database.
- We need: First Name, Last Name, Age, Gender, City, State, and Time.
- Sending times is optional, if you do not wish to share your final time, please just simply let us know that you completed your 5K!
POST. TAG. SHARE. – Don’t forget to share your 5K photos and videos on social media! Make sure to tag @jbsportsevents so we can share and re-post. We look forward to seeing all your great photos and videos!
Stay Safe and Practice Social Distancing!
- Go solo and practice social distancing while running.
- Avoid using public water fountains, restrooms, and touching cross-walk buttons.
- Wash your hands with soap and water after you finish running.
- Stay home if you are not feeling well.
- All miles count! If you feel more comfortable, feel free to run/walk inside on your treadmill.
Day of Giving – We hope to make Christmas a little brighter for needy children in the New Haven area by giving them a toy from friends and neighbors they have never met. This year, because we cannot meet in person to donate toys, the 2020 event is focusing on raising funds for the Friend’s of Rudolph Day of Giving. New Haven Parks Department and Southern Connecticut State University are collecting toys and coats to be distributed at Lighthouse Park on December 6. Over the years, our race has given over 50,000 toys to local children.
Sponsorship Opportunities – With your help, we can donate thousands of toys to the Friend’s of Rudolph Day of Giving. To learn more about becoming a sponsor contact John Bysiewicz at (203) 710-2391 or firstname.lastname@example.org