Santa Made Me Do It

Bethlehem, CT, USA
02 Dec, 2023 (Sat)


2 mi


5 km


About the event

Santa Made Me Do It! is a 5K road race, 2 mile walk and 1/4-mile kids fun run on December 2, 2023 in Bethlehem, CT. This race is organized by The First Mile and will be held in conjunction with the Bethlehem Christmastown Festival.

Location and parking

The race starts in front of the Memorial Hall on the Bethlehem Town Green.

Parking will be at the Bethlehem Fair Grounds, 384 Main St North, Bethlehem, CT. Shuttle buses will bring runners and spectators to the Town Green beginning at 8:30 AM. The shuttle buses will run continuously throughout the day, so runners and their families can stay after the race and check out the festival.

There will NOT be parking available at the Green and the road will be closed to traffic. Runners may also be dropped off at the Green.

Race Day Information

The 5K race and 2 mile walk start together at 10 AM. There is a free kids' fun run at 9:30 AM.

Packet pick-up and day-of-race registration starting at 8:30 AM in front of the Bethlehem Town Hall.

Awards: Overall Male/Female/Non-Binary finishers.                                                                                                                                                                                            Top three in the following age groups: 12 and under, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+ 


Pre-Registration: $25                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Race Day Registration: $30                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Kids 12 and Under: $10

T-Shirts for everyone registered by November 27th, 2023 (Must be present to receive)

Free Santa Made Me Do It 2022 Ornaments for the first 200 registered.

Special - previous years “Santa Made Me Do It” Ornaments for purchase at $2 each (2014-2021)

Additional T-Shirts for Sale at $9.00 each (if ordered by November 28th , 2022. Must be present to receive)

Races offered by this event

You have 8 weeks to prepare

5K Road Race

02 Dec, 2023 (Sat) - 10:00
5 km
On site

2 Mile Walk

02 Dec, 2023 (Sat) - 10:00
2 mi