If you're prepping for New York (or Steamtown, Chicago,
Hartford, or any other fall marathon)
and want to do a long run with some company and comfort, this is it.
We've found some of the flattest, most scenic roads around lower Fairfield
and mapped out 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!
Starts and finishes at Short Beach (same as MADD Dash).
FROM 95 NORTH: 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. $20 post entry if 150 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
Mile & 5 km, half marathon and mile to go splits marked.
Times for all, some out of the ordinary awards & stuff.
Entry fees: $15 by September 5, $18 after, $20 race day.
Click below for a printable application to mail: