The Holiday Run & Walk For Toys

Sun December 12, 2021 Stratford, CT 06615 US Directions
Events

The Holiday Run/Walk For Toys

9:30AM EST - 11:30AM EST

Little Tykes Fun Run

9:15AM EST - 9:20AM EST
Place
The Lot at the Seawall
10 Washington Parkway
Stratford, CT US 06615
Description

WE ARE SOLD OUT. THANK YOU! 

We are proud to have Bridgeport Hospital join us again as the title sponsor for the 
22nd edition of the Holiday Run/Walk for Toys on Sunday, December 12.

 

WE ARE AT A NEW LOCATION IN THE LORDSHIP SECTION OF STRATFORD. (Formerly in Fairfield)

Please read the details below...

 

All toys collected at the event will be donated to the DR. TOM KENNEDY TOY CLOSET in BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL and distributed to children through the holiday season and beyond. Please consider donations to this great charity arm of the Bridgeport Hospital.         

                                         

YOU CAN DONATE DIRECTLY-https://foundation.bridgeporthospital.org/bh-holiday-giving/       

 

Our family-friendly event has a simple goal- to make as many kids as happy as we all can!

To help us achieve this goal, as part of your entry fee, we ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable for children between 1-16 years old.  Thanks for joining us and making a difference in our community.

 

Please note- THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT !

 

We have gone over our 200 limit and are now out of giveaway mugs. 
If you registered from 12/9 through a sell out there will NOT be a mug for you. Sorry!
     But we will have a reusable canvas bag & free beer. 


AS OF 12/8 the WEATHER IS LOOKING GREAT! 

SATURDAY
9:30-11am Pickup at the LITTLE PUB- swag & bibs & goodies.  

SUNDAY  

8-9:25 Pickup across from the LITTLE PUB under the tent.

9:15am The LITTLE TYKES RUN with DONNA CRAMOND! One tenth mile of sheer delight!

9:30am START - THE BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL HOLIDAY RUN FOR TOYS

When you’re done- snacks, fluids, fun and froth (21 & over for the froth please!) and Stratford’s own ATHLETIC BREWING non alcoholic award winning craft brew!

 

 

Awards, prizes, edible items and/or crazy holiday gifts are given to the M&F Champions as well as TWO or maybe even three deep in age groups 9 & under, 10-12, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ (and older if pre-registered)  THIS RACE FREQUENTLY FEATURES LEFTOVER ITEMS AND PRIZES FROM PREVIOUS RACES AND OUR BASEMENT. 

 

Our NEW 5K course travels through the SCENIC, quiet neighborhood along the water in Stratford. It is FLAT, fun, and easily doable even for the youngest runners. Last year our runners ranged from 6 to 81!  This map is basically the course, but not all the way to the lighthouse. It will be a 5k at 3.11 miles. https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7439020 

 THIS EVENT MAY BE REDUCED IN DISTANCE IF ROAD & WEATHER CONDITIONS WARRANT IT FOR SAFETY & at the request of the police.

 

OUR SWAG- for 200 registered people- then we close registration!
1) Special designed coffee mugs. Lead time is almost two weeks so PLEASE register before Dec 1 to ensure a mug...you know, supply chain issues.
2) Special design canvas reusable shopping bags

 

Please see our family-friendly pricing outline below.
Our fees are as low as possible - our event welcomes even the youngest of runners and walkers. 
 
ALL REGISTRATION IS ONLINE ONLY - INCLUDING RACE DAY IF NOT SOLD OUT

We limit this event to 250 people & we are at 200 on 12/8!

$18 for 19-69 thru November 30 at midnight.
$20 from 12/1-12/10
$22 on event weekend. WE ARE SOLD OUT!!

 

$12 for 18 & under AND 70+ through 12/10.
$15 on event weekend 

 

FREE- LITTLE TYKES JINGLE BELL RUN” 15 minutes before the 5K.  This short scamper (150-200 yards) will be held if conditions are acceptable to ensure the safety of our youngsters. Parents can run with the little ones to help prevent any falls, tears, or drama. The ‘Queen of Kids Runs’ Donna Cramond, will be directing the Little Tykes.

THERE WILL BE EARLY BIB PICKUP ON SATURDAY 12/11. We will be at the LITTLE PUB FROM 9am to 11am. Don’t arrive earlier!!  We won’t be there!

 There will be a 10% discount if you stay for brunch! 

 

We will have plenty of snacks, hot fluids, and beer for 21 and older when you are done on Sunday thanks to THE LITTLE PUB TEAM.
We also have a nice BIG TENT to relax in!
 
There WILL be SPECIAL shirts for sale at $15 on race day. 

A Specially designed Holiday Run Long Sleeve shirt will be available if purchased in advance. It will be colorful and just $15. Order in advance- only a limited number MAY be available on race day. Sorry, we have to close sales 12/4 to be able to order, ship & print shirts. We still hope to have a few extra on 12/12.

There may be free massage therapy thanks to TONY TRUJILLO from TONY’S KNEADED Touch 

 

NEW THIS YEAR- OUR MOVE TO STRATFORD THANKS TO THE LITTLE PUB

Our regular venue- the Scandinavian Club of Fairfield was fully booked EVERY Saturday and Sunday in December since the Summer. COVID cancellations from 2020 pushed many events late into this year.

WE THANK THE LITTLE PUB FOR THEIR OFFER TO HOST OUR EVENT AND WORK WITH US TO KEEP OUR TRADITION INTACT. WE COULD NOT HAVE THIS GREAT COMMUNITY EVENT WITHOUT THE SUPPORT OF THE BRIDGEPORT HOSPITAL, LITTLE PUB, AND THE COOPERATION OF THE POLICE DEPARTMENT IN STRATFORD.

 

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