Christopher Martin's Christmas Run for Children 5K

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Donate A Toy For Discounted Registration Fee!

Receive a discounted entry fee of $15 if you donate a toy! Fill out the printable form and mail in with payment. Discounted registration NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE. All mail-in entries must be received by December 5. Toys can be dropped off during early packet pick-up or at Christopher Martin’s Restaurant on race morning.  Toys must be unwrapped.

Tech Tees

Long sleeve tech tees are sold separately. You can purchase a tech tee for $20 during race registration. Limited number of tech shirts are available for purchase race weekend.

Course Info

The flat 5K course runs from Christopher Martin’s Restaurant on Upper State Street to Downtown New Haven, Wooster Square neighborhood and back.

Post-Race Party

It wasn't voted CT's best post-race party for no reason! As always, you can expect a great party with refreshments, live entertainment, awards ceremony and FREE BEER for 21+  provided by Narragansett Brewery and New England Brewing Co.

Sponsorship Opportunities

With your help, we can donate thousands of toys to the New haven Police Dept. Toy Drive. To learn more about becoming a sponsor, click here or contact John Bysiewicz at (203) 481-5933 or

Stay tuned for 2019 sponsorship details.

December 8, 2019

Christopher Martins Restaurant

860 State Street

New Haven, CT 06511


8:30am: Packet Pick-Up & Registration

10:30am: 5K Start

10:45am: Post-Race Party - Best in CT!

11:30am: Awards Ceremony

Our Mission

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. Over the years, our race has given over 50,000 toys to local children.


Parking is available at Citizens Television, Inc., 843 State Street, East Street, Jocelyn Square Park, and off-street parking in surrounding neighborhoods including East Street.

Early Packet Pick-Up

Location: TBD

Friday, December 6

Saturday, December 7

11:00am - 6:00pm


  • Gift certificate to first overall male & female finishers.

  • Gift cards 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+.

Past Results