Christopher Martin’s Christmas Run for Children

 Connecticut’s most festive holiday 5k and best post-race party!

Christopher Martins Restaurant, New Haven, CT

Sunday, December 9, 2018 @ 10:30 am

Our 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 9 @ Christopher Martin’s Restaurant:

8:30am: Packet pick-up & race day 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.

Discounted Entry Fee with Donated Toy: Participants receive a lower entry fee of $15 if they donate a new toy. Fill out the printable form here and mail in with payment. Discounted registration NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE. All mail-in entries must be received by December 5, 2018. Toys can be dropped off at Trailblazer New Haven during early packet pick-up or at Christopher Martin’s Restaurant on race morning.  Toys must be unwrapped.

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

Early Packet Pick-Up: Patagonia, 1 Broadway, New Haven, CT. Friday 12/7 & Saturday 12/8 11am-6pm.

Raceday Packet Pick-Up: Christopher Martin’s Restaurant, 860 State Street, New Haven, CT. Sunday, 12/9 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: Christopher Martin’s Restaurant, 860 State St. New Haven, CT 06511

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


Presented by:


Silver Creative Group

Allie’s Peanut Butter Protein Balls

All American Waste
Slocum & Sons
Knights of St. Patrick
Citizens Television Inc.
Skyy Vodka
Yale Printing & Publishing Services
Performance Physical Therapy & Wellness
The Edge Fitness Clubs
99.1 PLR
Flanagan Associates LLC
CrossFit New Haven
New England Brewing Co.
Narragansett Beer
AdBook Direct
Access AV
Modern Apizza
Chabaso Bakery
Eder Brothers
Complete Dental – Team Spatz
Attorney Edward L. Walsh


2017 Christopher Martin’s Christman Run for Children Overall

2016 Christopher Martin’s Christmas Run for Children Overall


For results from previous years, please refer to the JB Sports Race Results Database.