Where it all Began
The Santa’s 3.5 Mile Run began in 1978. The first race had 53 runners! Although the finish line has changed a bit through the years due to construction, the distance and main course remain the same to this day.

T-Shirts became a tradition in 1985. Each year, the Glastonbury High School Commercial Arts class designs potential "looks" for the shirts. A design is chosen that is given to a printer who turns the design into a digital image.

Sponsorship of Santa's 3.5 Mile Run began in the early years. Quality Name Plate, Inc. joined on as a sponsor in the early years and has remained committed to this event through it's 36 years.