Arrive early to take in the scene – a dazzling sight of hundreds of santas! All shapes, all sizes and all ages! We’ll have cocoa and cookies available, our Bank Street merchants will be open and festive holiday music will fill the air. Your eyes – how they’ll twinkle! Your dimples – how merry! And don’t forget to bring a bag full of paper goods to support the Covenant Shelter.

Please note:  No baggage check available on race day.


  • Water Street Garage
    • 160 Water St, New London, CT 06320
  • Eugene O’Neill Drive Parking Lot
    • 1-11 Eugene O’Neill Dr, New London, CT 06320
  • Green Street Parking Lot
    • 126-160 Green St, New London, CT 06320
  • On Street Parking is also available throughout downtown New London
    • See local street signs for restrictions (DO NOT PARK ON BANK STREET)

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Packet Pickup
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Race Start Times
The race steps off at 10:30 am with the littlest santas in the HMF FitKids Run. The 2.5 mile run starts right after at 11:00 am.


HMF will donate a portion of each entry fee to the Covenant Shelter of New London to help operate a temporary warming center for women with no other place to go in the cold weather. Covenant Shelter will make space to accommodate 15 sleeping bags and mats during the cold weather period of November 15th – March 15th for single women. These spaces are not shelter beds, but a one night at-a-time emergency place to avoid freezing.

Your additional donation will help keep these women warm and safe by covering the cost of sleeping bags, laundry and staff to monitor the center. Please consider adding a donation to your registration.