Race information

Santa Made Me Do It!

Santa Made Me Do It! is a 5K road race, 2 mile walk and 1/4-mile kids fun run on December 8, 2018 in Bethlehem, CT. This special race is organized by The First Mile and will be held in conjunction with the Bethlehem Christmastown Festival.

Christmas fancy dress is appreciated and applauded! There will be Costume Awards.

Thanks to our friends at Snowtorious for providing us with some free Ugly Christmas sweaters for this year’s run!

Date and time

The event takes place on Saturday, December 8, 2018.

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 at Bethlehem Fire Station.

Christmas tree fancy dress runner

Location and parking

The race starts in front of the Town Hall on 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.

Tell all your friends and join us for a spot of festive fun!




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