fdfSunday, September 17

7:30 a.m. Start
Short Beach, Lordship section of Stratford
Limited to 150 runners *


This is a terrific chance for you to get in that long (or shorter) run for whatever distance you might be training for.
•A Fall Marathon: The 30k (18.6 mile) distance is a perfect length to bridge that gap from a half to a 20 miler.
Many of our runners also use this - and add on 2 mi before or after - for that 20 mile goal.
With the 6 mile loop we have designed you can keep on target pace thru the whole run & enjoy water views EVERY mile!
The timing of this race also works well for virtually every October distance event.

•A Fall Half Marathon: The 20k (12.4 mile) distance gets you close enough to a half
but not spoil the fun in case you have your "first half ever" as your goal a few weeks down the road.
And if you bombed in New Haven this year, here's the chance to get a fast 20k time for the year.
You'll love the FLAT roads!

•A Fall 10k or 5 miler?: We always hear the complaint "There aren't any 10Ks anymore in CT!" Well here's our chance to prove that's wrong.
Not only will you encounter nary a hill, and almost no traffic, the scenery of the Lordship by the Sea neighborhood can take your mind off the workout!

• Just want a long run without the stress: That's what we will have for you - along with some company! You will enjoy some of the flattest & most scenic roads around lower Fairfield- sans traffic on a 3-loop course that's about as easy as 30 km can be.

NOTE: The finish line will remain open until 3:06:24 (10 min. pace).
Those planning to run slower please start early - course maps available.

Again this year - Multi-distance option. Run 10, 20 or 30K - decide before or during the run!
AND: Just like in this spring's Boston Blowout, ChronoTrack B-Tag timing will provide your split for each 10K loop!


Starts and finishes at Short Beach (same as MADD Dash).

Exit 30 Lordship Blvd. Bear right off exit. Stay on this road thru 7 lights & bear left at 7th light (about 1 mile from I-95) & continue straight!
At the last light (you will see a Dunkin Donuts/strip mall on the left) take RIGHT onto Main St.
Go approx 8/10 mile (past airport runway on right) & take next left on Dorne Rd. to Short Beach entrance. Drive to the back lot.

FROM 95 SOUTH:  Take Exit 31- South Ave. Left off exit, under 95, and proceed 1/2 mi to 4 way light.
Take right at light onto Main St. Stay straight on Main St. approx 1 mi. past airport runway (on right)
& take next left on Dorne Rd. to Short Beach entrance. Drive to the back lot.

Merritt Parkway N/S: - Get to I-95 somehow and follow directions above- it’s a lot easier…

Check-in starting 6:30 a.m. if runner limit hasn't been reached.
Please bring exact change or check payable to "FDF"

We'll have water, GatorAde, energy bars & gels, and food afterward
And maybe even an early birthday cake for one of the race directors!

Mile & 5 km, half marathon and mile to go splits marked.
Times for all, some out of the ordinary awards & stuff.

Pre Reg Online Race Fees:
$15 for the 10k
$18 for the 20k
$20 for the 30k

Race Day Fees:
$20 - 10k
$23 - 20k
$25 - 30k

Register online right now and save the stamp, a few bucks, and the hassle - it makes it a lot easier for us, too

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