Kick off the holiday season with a 12-day running or walking streak! Whether encouraging each other along as a team or taking it on solo, participants in the 12Ks of Christmas can decide their own goal and keep motivated through the holiday season! Take on the ultimate 12Ks challenge and run and/or walk 12 kilometers a day (7.5 miles a day) for 12 straight days and accomplish all 144 kilometers (89.5 miles)!

New – bonus giveaways! Teams with four (4) or more people registered by Black Friday (November 24) will be entered to win a special holiday celebration at a local hot spot – the first round of the post-12Ks party will be on us!


Register and log activities between Friday, December 1 and Tuesday, December 12, to be tracked on the live leaderboard. Activities that require conversions will need to be manually converted and entered DETAILS

Challenge Benefits:

  • Custom 12Ks of Christmas Challenge Medal
  • Chance to win a pair of running shoes from Fleet Feet Hartford on each day of the challenge (choose from Brooks, New Balance, On, Asics, Hoka or a pair of OOFOS).
  • Intuitive Tracking & ToolKit
    • Advanced wearable technology mileage tracking
    • Downloadable conversion chart for activities
    • Custom holiday playlist curated by the professionals at Powerstation Events
  • Virtual Race Enhancements
    • Digital race bib
    • Customizable finisher certificate

Registration fee is $26 per participant.

This event gives participants the flexibility to participate when and where it is convenient. As such, there are no refunds and no deferments for virtual events.


One pair of running shoes from Fleet Feet Hartford will be awarded to a lucky participant each day of the challenge…just complete a daily run or walk and submit it to your haku participant account to be eligible. It doesn’t matter how far, any run or walk counts. Winners may choose from Brooks, New Balance, On, Asics, Hoka or a pair of OOFOS!

NEW! Teams with four (4) or more people registered by November 24 will be entered to win a special holiday celebration at one of two local hot spots – Parkville Market or Urban Lodge Brewing Co.. TWO winning teams will be announced on December 1, and each will receive a $100 gift card toward their 12Ks party!



Each participant will receive a custom 12Ks of Christmas celebratory finisher medal. Those that don’t pick up at the following locations will be mailed their medal after the challenge has concluded – medals can be picked up by others or for the whole team by one member.


Fleet Feet Hartford: 1003 Farmington Avenue, West Hartford, CT 06107

  • Friday, December 1st through Tuesday, December 12th (see website for hours)

Norwich Winterfest 5K, Kelly Middle School, 25 Mahan Drive, Norwich, CT

  • Saturday, December 2nd (8:00 AM – 11:00 AM)

CLA Blue Back Mitten Run 5K, West Hartford Town Hall Parking Lot, West Hartford, CT

  • Sunday, December 3rd (8:30 AM – 10:30 AM)

Custom long-sleeve technical shirt is available for purchase through registration and in the HMF Shop.

*Pre-ordered 12Ks of Christmas technical running shirts will be available for pickup at the CLA Blue Back Mitten Run 5K. Those not picked up will be mailed at the conclusion of the event.


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 medal (no specific distance per day required). How many days can they make it?!

Race Benefits:

  • Custom Finisher Medal
  • Customized BIB
  • Customized Finisher Certificate

Registration fee is $15 per kid.

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