THANK YOU! Together we raised $5,768 and donated 1,000 pounds of non-perishables to Foodshare.

#HMF12KS – Kick off the holiday season with a 12K a day challenge with a team or to take on solo. The goal: log a 12K (7.5 miles) each day from December 1-12, running and/or walking steps count (and help work off those eggnogs and holiday treats!). Let the spirit of festive holiday racing keep you moving – with a cozy holiday hoodie and commemorative ornament to motivate you through those miles!

Participants also have many chances to get rewarded with extra goodies during 12 days of HMF giveaways.


Take on 12Ks of Christmas as a solo challenge or with a team. Run and/or walk an average of 12 kilometers a day (7.5 miles a day) for 12 straight days and accomplish all 144 kilometers (89.5 miles)!

Register and log runs and/or walks between Tuesday, December 1st, and Saturday, December 12th. Individual and team cumulative mileage will be tracked live on the leaderboard.

Race benefits:

  • Custom 12Ks of Christmas hoodie (unisex sizing)
  • Unique, commemorative 12Ks of Christmas finisher ornament
  • Chance to win awesome giveaways and gifts each day of the challenge:
  • Intuitive Tracking & Holiday Run Guide
    • Advanced wearable technology activity tracking
    • Virtual Race Offers
    • Digital Badges to commemorate each day of the challenge
    • Custom HMF Holiday Running playlist curated by the professionals at Powerstation Events
    • Guide to the best holiday decorated Towns in Connecticut

Registration fee is $45 per person.

Visit the 12Ks ToolKit to view the live leaderboard, learn how to upload activities, and to download celebratory digital 12K a day badges to post on social!

* Mileage tracking will not turn off and is not limited to 12K (7.5 miles) each day or 144K (89.5 miles).


Whether part of a team or taking on the challenge solo, all participants can upload their runs to view their progress on the live leaderboard.


  • There is no limit to the number of participants on each team.
  • During the registration process, if you would like to participate as a team, then select “YES”. You will have two options to choose from:
    • Join Team – Here you can search for and join a team that has already been created.
    • Create New Team – If you decide to create a new team, you will be the captain of that team. To create a new team simply type in a team name and select if you want the team to be open to the public or a private team. (If you select a private team, you will be provided with a personalized team link for registration that can be shared).
  • After that, just upload your mileage each day in your personal haku participant account throughout the challenge, then head to the leaderboard to check your team’s progress.


1 in 9 PEOPLE IN HARTFORD AND TOLLAND COUNTIES ARE AT RISK OF HUNGER. More than 119,000 of our neighbors struggle with food insecurity, meaning they lack consistent access to enough food. This frightening fact is why HMF frequently promotes FoodShare as our charity partner.

Your 12Ks of Christmas registration includes a small donation to Foodshare, enough for one meal for a family of five. Please consider making an additional donation during the registration process to feed more families during this holiday time.


Each participant will receive the custom Hoodie (size chart) and a custom finisher’s ornament. Participants can pick up their swag at the following curbside pick-ups. Participants picking up will get a bonus Santa suit to decorate, while supplies last. Those that don’t pick up will be mailed swag after the event.

Curbside Pick-up Dates & Times:
Fleet Feet, West Hartford: 1003 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06107

  • Wednesday, December 2nd – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 5th – 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

HMF Office: 41 Sequin Drive, Glastonbury, CT 06033

  • Thursday, December 3rd – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 10th – 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm


‘Tis the season of giving! With some help from our friends, HMF will reward participants throughout the challenge with gifts each day – 1 prize on the first day, 2 prizes on day 2, up to 12 prizes on the 12th day!

Click here to learn about each day’s prize(s) and how to win!


Kids are encouraged to get out and run, hop, skip or jump 1K each of the 12 days of the challenge to earn their finisher ornament (no specific distance per day required). How many days can they make it?!

Race benefits:

  • Custom Finisher Ornament
  • Customized BIB
  • Customized Finisher Certificate
  • Option to purchase youth 12Ks of Christmas hoodie HERE

Registration fee is $10 per kid.

Visit the 12Ks ToolKit to check out the live leaderboard and to learn how to submit each activity!