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Santa Made Me Do It

Saturday December 3rd, 2022

Bethlehem, CT

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Santa Made Me Do It! is a 5K road race, 2 mile walk and 1/4-mile kids fun run on December 3, 2022 in Bethlehem, CT. This race is organized by The First Mile and will be held in conjunction with the Bethlehem Christmastown Festival.

Location and parking

The race starts in front of the Memorial Hall on the Bethlehem Town Green.

Parking will be at the Bethlehem Fair Grounds, 384 Main St North, Bethlehem, CT. Shuttle buses will bring runners and spectators to the Town Green beginning at 8:30 AM. The shuttle buses will run continuously throughout the day, so runners and their families can stay after the race and check out the festival.

There will NOT be parking available at the Green and the road will be closed to traffic. Runners may also be dropped off at the Green.

Race Day Information

The 5K race and 2 mile walk start together at 10 AM. There is a free kids' fun run at 9:30 AM.

Packet pick-up and day-of-race registration starting at 8:30 AM in front of the Bethlehem Town Hall.

Awards: Overall Male/Female/Non-Binary finishers.                                                                                                                                                                                            Top three in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+ 


Pre-Registration: $25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Race Day Registration: $30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kids 12 and Under: $10

T-Shirts for everyone registered by November 28th, 2022

29th, 2021 (Must be present to receive)

Free Santa Made Me Do It 2021 Ornaments for the first 200 registered.

Special - previous years “Santa Made Me Do It” Ornaments for purchase at $2 each (2014-2021)

Additional T-Shirts for Sale at $9.00 each (if ordered by November 28th , 2022. Must be present to receive)

Race Distances

Price Register
Kid's Fun Run $0.00 until Register »
2 Mile Walk $20.00 until Register »
5K Road Race $20.00 until Register »
Kid's Fun Run Click to Find Out Register »
2 Mile Walk Click to Find Out Register »
5K Road Race Click to Find Out Register »
5K Road Race Click to Find Out Register »
2 Mile Walk Click to Find Out Register »
Kids Fun Run Click to Find Out Register »

Places to Stay

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Start Location

18 Main St South, Bethlehem, CT

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