Santa Made Me Do It Results

The final race on the 2016 First Mile calendar took place on December 3rd in Bethlehem, CT. The 3rd running of the Santa Made Me Do It brought 170 runners and walkers, many in holiday costumes, to the Bethlehem Town Green.b30a6156

The day’s events started with a Kid’s Fun Run, all winners. Then at 10:00, runners and walkers lined up and started their run through historic Bethlehem.

After completing the rolling course through the rural countryside, runners finished at the Town Green. The overall winners were Rob Polansky of Meridenimg_3081 in 19:39 and Natalia Carvalho from Naugatuck in 21:50. The 2nd and 3rd place male winners were Jack Paulin from and John Minervino and the 2nd and 3rd place females were Donna Poliquin and Elizabeth Wright.b30a6042

After the race, many participants stayed for the 36st Annual Christmastown Festival. Go here for complete race results and here for race photos.