UPDATE: Due to public event capacity limitations, race registration will not open for this event in 2020. Please visit the 12Ks for Christmas virtual challenge for details on this year’s holiday race program. INFO

This festive family 5K tradition welcomes runners and walkers of all ages and abilities to celebrate the season as a community. The 5K winds through West Hartford neighborhoods, lined with homes decorated for the holidays and festive shop windows.

All participants receive a holiday themed warm knit beanie. High-fives from Santa, gourmet hot chocolate and holiday cookies await finishers for post-race merriment in Blue Back Square.

HMF FitKids: Bring the kids to participate in the HMF FitKids run- a ½ mile or one mile dash to Blue Back Square.

Give Back: Please help give back to the community that has opened their streets for participants. Donations of new mittens, scarves or hats will be collected on race day. This year, we’re asking you to “stuff the mittens” with a small cash donation (checks also welcome and made payable to The Town That Cares Fund, a program of the Town of West Hartford’s Department of Human and Leisure Services.)

Interested in more ways to use this or other events to support a charity or cause? Visit the Run for Good page to learn about group and individual fundraising opportunities.

#MittenRun – Share race moments with us and visit the Facebook Event page for updates and connect with other participants.

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