#RUNHMF – Start off the new year moving! Let January Jumpstart give you the motivation and framework to track streaks of daily activity, with a wide range of activities available to help build your streak. Feel good about what you can accomplish for your own physical and mental health, with some extra rewards to inspire you along the way – including daily prizes, custom swag and a give-back donation to support mental health services.

Jumpstart begins when you choose, starting anytime January 1 through 31. You can set your own goal for an active streak and track your progress. Can’t start on January 1? Miss a day along the way? No problem! Your active days will continue to be tracked moving forward based on daily submissions. Participants may also track their total mileage/mileage conversions through the system.

After the first week of activities are underway, January Jumpstart participants are eligible to win daily prizes after each activity submission – the more days you are active, the more chances to win (details below).

Registration fee ($31) includes a custom winter beanie hat for active use and $5 donation you assign during registration, with option to purchase a long-sleeve technical shirt.


There will be two ways for participants to track their efforts: Streak Tracker will display the number of active days for each participant; Activity Tracker will show total mileage or mileage equivalent submitted by each participant throughout the month.

Register and log daily activities between Monday, January 1, and Wednesday, January 31, to be included on the Streak Tracker and Activity Tracker. Activities that require conversions will need to be manually converted and entered DETAILS

Optionally, for participants that prefer to aim for more specific streak goals, there are also tiers of individual goals (note: participants are not required or limited by a tier):

  • 7 Days of Activities
  • 14 Days of Activities
  • 21 Days of Activities
  • 31 Days of Activities


Registration fee is $31 per participant (includes $5 donation). Optional long-sleeve technical shirt is available for purchase.

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.

Visit the Jumpstart ToolKit to view the trackers and learn how to upload or convert activities.


To celebrate good things to come in 2024 and keep you motivated throughout your streaks of activity, HMF is partnering with amazing friends and partners to award participants with great prizes! One awesome prize will be awarded each day to a lucky participant starting January 8 through the end of the month. Just complete a daily activity and submit it to your haku participant account to be eligible. It doesn’t matter how far, how long, or what type of activity* was logged, it all counts to stay motivated and kick off 2024 strong! DETAILS

* All activities must be converted to run/walk miles before submitting, see ToolKit for submission details.


Each participant will receive a custom winter beanie hat, perfect for active use. All participants that get their swag at one of the pickup dates/times below will also receive a $5 gift card to Bear’s Smokehouse! Grab your friends, get in a daily activity, then head to Bear’s to pick up your swag and enjoy something tasty! If you aren’t able to visit an in-person swag pickup, your beanie will be mailed to you after January 31.


Bears Smokehouse – Hartford: 25 Front Street, Hartford, CT

  • Saturday, January 13 /// 11 AM – 10 PM

Bears Smokehouse – New Haven: 470 James Street, New Haven, CT

  • Saturday, January 20 /// 11 AM – 9 PM

Custom long-sleeve technical shirts are available for purchase through registration and in the HMF Shop

*Shirts purchased before January 8, 2024 will be mailed during the second week of January. Shirts purchased after January 8, 2024 will be mailed out at the conclusion of the event.


Kids are encouraged to get moving too! Run, walk, build snow forts, shovel or snowshoe! Just stay active for as many of the 31 days as you can. Kids also earn a winter beanie hat (no specific distance per day is required).


  • Custom winter beanie
  • Customized BIB
  • Customized Finisher Certificate

Registration fee is $15 per child (16 and under)

Visit the ToolKit to check out the trackers and to learn how to submit each activity!