2.5 Mile


A festive holiday jog through the historic district of New London. The run starts and finishes on Bank Street and loops around historic Fort Trumbull State Park.

Event Records:
Male: 13:45 – set by Michael Vesci in 2018
Female: 15:02 – set by Elizabeth Fengler in 2019

Course Suitability for Disabled Athletes:
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This event is timed by Bay State Race Services and uses the B-Tag timing system (timing chip is attached to the back of the race bib). Please wear the race bib on the front of the shirt.


  • Top 3 Overall Male and Female
  • Male Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Female Age Group – 9 & under, and 5-year age groups from 10-80+
  • Clydesdale (men 200+lbs.)
  • Athena (women 150+lbs.)
  • Disabled Athletes More…


  • Commemorative Awards to the Top 3 in Each Division
  • Get your Santa on in style! Decorate, embellish, bedazzle or jolly-up your Santa suit – awards will be provided for the most festive adult and child costume.
  • Overall awards based on gun time, all others awarded on chip time
  • No “double dipping”
  • To collect an award after race day, click here


  • You will be well supported on the course by New London police officers, volunteer course monitors and our top notch medical team.
  • And do stop for a cup of cheer along the course at our Hot cocoa station. Marshmallows are optional.
  • Event alert system notifications in the pre-race area and at the water station. More...


No dogs (service dogs must be identified as such at all times). No unregistered runners or walkers. Headphones discouraged. No bicycles, rollerblades, skateboards, or motorized vehicles.

While we do allow baby jogger/strollers in this event, participants must follow the stroller policy detailed HERE.