Over 1,500 Expected at Dec. 3 Christopher Martin’s Christmas Run

New Haven, CT: Christopher Martin’s Christmas Run for Children 5K celebrates its 39th anniversary at its 2023 event this Sunday, Dec. 3 in New Haven. Over 1,500 people are expected to participate. In the past three decades, the event has enabled the donation of over 60,000 toys to children in need in the New Haven area during the holiday season. With the help of race participants, the event will donate hundreds more toys and thousands of dollars to the Friends of Rudolph Toy Drive. As an additional incentive to donate, participants are offered 20% off their purchase at Woodbridge Running Company when they donate a toy during early packet pick-up. Toys must be new and unwrapped, and can be dropped off at Woodbridge Running Co., or presented race morning. The event is presented by Lynch, Traub, Keefe & Errante, Attorneys and Counselors at Law (LTKE). 

LTKE Managing Partner, Hugh Keefe says, “It’s True. Your gift does make Christmas unforgettable. LTKE is proud to be the Presenting Sponsor of the annual ChristopherMartin’s Christmas Run for Children. Our firm is committed to making a positive impact in the community. While we take great pride in standing for the rights of injury victims, we are also proud to help local causes. This run is particularly important to us as all kids deserve to experience the joy of Christmas. We hope to make Christmas a little brighter for children in need by not only providing the joy of receiving a toy; but showing them that someone cares.”

The new route, debuted at the 2022 race, has fewer turns and runs on State Street and Orange Street before passing the historic New Haven Green. The race starts and finishes in front of Christopher Martin’s Restaurant. The 5K kicks off at 10:30am. Participants are encouraged to bring their holiday spirit and run in a festive costume! Following the 5K race, Christopher Martin’s Christmas Run for Children hosts one of the nation’s best post-race parties! Live entertainment, food, and refreshing beer for 21+ are provided by Christopher Martin’s Restaurant.

The event is organized by JB Sports and the team at Christopher Martin’s Restaurant. “New Haven has been great to our restaurant over the years. This event is a small way to show our appreciation and give back to the community during the holiday season,” stated Chris Vigilante, co-owner of Christopher Martin’s Restaurant in New Haven. JB Sports, one of top event management companies in Connecticut, also coordinates the Faxon Law New Haven Road Race and PLR Shamrock & Roll 5K. To learn more about Christopher Martin’s Christmas Run, visit www.jbsports.com or email jody@jbsports.com.

The event is sponsored by Christopher Martin’s Restaurant, LTKE Attorneys and Counselors at Law, Catalyst Construction Services, Orange Theory Fitness of New Haven, Osterman Community Foundation, Performance Environmental Science, Tito’s Vodka, Woodbridge Running Company, CT WaveRunners, New England Brewing Company, Skyy Vodka, Eder Brothers, Slocum & Sons, Haven Hot Chicken, GoNetSpeed, The Russell Hall Company, Security Services of CT, Modern Apizza, Michaelina’s Apizza, Silver Creative Group, Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Centers, Access Audio Visual, Elm City Drip, For Cameron, Vengeance Vodka, Knights of St. Patrick, Attorney Edward L. Walsh and 99.1 PLR.

Submitted by Fairfield, CT

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