Residents are invited to run or walk in the Winter Sprinter to benefit the Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut. The run will be held in Downtown Milford on Sunday, Dec. 4. It will convene at the Parsons Gymnasium from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m. for registration. The timed three-mile challenge will begin at 11:15 a.m. and end at the Parsons Auditorium in a grand finale filled with awards for runners and walkers for fastest, best costume and many more. There will also be a one-mile challenge for people to participate in at 11 a.m. The registration fee is $30. The course is mostly flat with two small hills. In addition to Santa, there will be holiday music, candy and cookies. The race is rain or shine. There are no refunds. Participants are invited to dress in costume. Children under 5 are free. Every participant will receive a goodie bag. Also, the Milford Fire Department will be collecting new, unwrapped toys for this year\u2019s Toys for Tots campaign. The mission of the Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut is to provide services at no cost to any individual who wishes to learn the English language or enhance their reading, writing, speaking and math skills necessary to lead productive lives. Their programs reach more than 100 adult students each year and more than 1,200 children. \u00a0\u00a0\u00a0Literacy Volunteers of Southern Connecticut is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is funded through donations from individuals, businesses, foundations and special events. To learn more, visit their website at lvsct.org or call 203-878-4800.