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Santa Made Me Do It 5K

The Santa Made Me Do It 5K will be held Sat., Dec. 7, 2019 at Town Hall on Town Green, 36 Main St., Bethlehem, CT  06751. Parking is at the Bethlehem Fair Grounds, 384 Main St. N.

Buses will shuttle visitors to the Town Green continuously from 8:30 am throughout the day. The race, which includes a 5k run, 2 mile walk and 1/4 mile Kids Fun Run, is part of the Bethlehem Christmastown Festival. The race is organized by The First Mile.

5K and walking participants can register online at

$25 per person plus $2.50 signup fee.  Race day registration $30. The kid’s fun run is free.

T shirts guaranteed if registered by Nov. 29th.

Free  ornaments to the first 200 registrants.

Christmas-themed costumes encouraged.

Or print out entry form at and mail check and form to:

The First Mile                                                                                                                                                        P.O. Box 1303                                                                                                                                       Glastonbury, CT 06033

All participants are asked to bring a non perishable food item for the Bethlehem Food Pantry.

The Kids Run is free for youngsters under 9 years.

The race day schedule is as follows:

8:00 am Shuttle bus begins

8:30 am Packet pickup and race day registration at Bethlehem Fire Station

9:30 am  Kids 1/4 mile Fun Run begins

10:00 am  5K and 2 mile walk begin

Awards and Bethlehem Christmastown Festival.

Awards will go to the top overall male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in each of 9 age groups. Every finisher will receive a custom ornament.

For more information about the race visit

Non perishable food items collected from entrants will benefit the Bethlehem Food Pantry.

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Jingle Bell Run 5K

The 37th Annual Jingle Bell Run 5K, will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, 2019 at Litchfield Intermediate School, 35 Plumb Hill Road, Litchfield, CT.

The entry fee for the 3.1 mile race is $20 per person if registered before Nov. 29th, $25 on race day.

To find registration form go here: then click on “Jingle Bell Run Registration Form”.

Holiday-themed costumes are encouraged.

Walkers are welcome. The course is flat.

The Race day schedule is as follows:

9:30 – 10:30 am Registration

11:00 am  Race begins

Awards following race

The fastest Litchfield residents, male and female as well as top overall finishers will receive a Christmas tree. Prizes to finishers in each of nine age categories.

There will be prizes for best costumes.

Proceeds from the race will benefit programs at the Litchfield Parks and Recreation.

For more information call Litchfield P and R at (860) 567-7569.

Thank you to Litchfield Hills Nursery!

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