Run for a Claus

December 9

Celebrate the holidays running a fast 2.5 miler for a Claus! Join 900 fellow Santas on this festive holiday jog through the historic district of New London. The run starts and finishes on Bank Street and loops around historic Fort Trumbull State Park.

Entry includes a complete Santa suit along with a merry post-race party at Hot Rod Cafe including a free beer (over 21) or beverage. Get your Santa on in style! Decorate, embellish, bedazzle or jolly-up your Santa suit – awards will be provided for the most festive adult and child costume.

A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Covenant Shelter of New London, an emergency shelter for families in need. Please also consider a donation of paper goods (paper towels, napkins, toilet paper etc.) to help with urgent needs of the shelter.

HO HO HOliday Series! Celebrate the season by running all three HMF holiday-themed races: Norwich Winterfest, Blue Back Mitten Run and Run for a Claus. Register by November 30 for all three events to guarantee a HO HO HOliday Series ornament. 


Bank Street
New London, CT 06320
United States




(860) 652-8866

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