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

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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 2mi 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 the jungle that was 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 10k's 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!
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. $20 post entry 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

Mile & 5 km, half marathon and mile to go splits marked.
Times for all, some out of the ordinary awards & stuff.
Entry fees: $16 by September 5, $18 after, $20 race day.
Click below for a printable application to mail:

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