Christopher Martin's Christmas Run for Children

  Start time: 10:30 AM
  New Haven, CT
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  • 5K / 3.1M — Road Run

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Our Mission: We hope to make Christmas a little brighter for needy children in the New Haven area by giving them not only a toy, but the message of love from friends and neighbors they have never met. Over the years, our race has given over 50,000 toys to children.

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

8:30am: Packet pick-up & registration
10:30am: 5K start
10:45am: Post-race party!
11:30am: Awards ceremony

Entry Fee: $25 entry fee. Long sleeve tech tees are available for an additional $20. Race day entries will not be accepted. Participants can lower the entry fee to $15 if they donate a new toy to the race. To lower your race entry and donate a toy, fill out and send in an entry form with payment. Discounted registration IS NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE. All mail in entries must be received by December 5, 2017. Mail entries received after December 6, 2017 may not be processed. 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 during packet-pick to receive your race bib and packet.

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 Restaurant, 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. Purchase your tech shirt now to guarantee your size! Limited number of tech shirts may available on race weekend.

Awards: $50 gift certificate to Trailblazer given to first overall male and female finishers. Gift cards also awarded to first three finishers in each of the following age groups (male and female): 12 and 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, 80+.

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

Christopher Martins Restaurant: 860 State St. New Haven, CT 06511

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

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