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Join Black Rock as we celebrate 375 years with our annual Run for the Rock 5k and kid’s fun run!
Black Rock’s history spans nearly four centuries beginning with our colonial settlement and including our pivotal role in the War for Independence, our growth as a major trading and shipbuilding center, our transition to a thriving community linked to the growth of Bridgeport as an important industrial center and the development in the post-industrial years of a vibrant and close-knit community uniquely positioned to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our annual run/walk starts the events for "Black Rock Day", including a bed race, parade at high noon, and an entire day of family activities and great food.
Almost half of the 3.1 mile course runs through St. Mary’s by the Sea directly alongside the harbor and Long Island Sound. The views are terrific and the roads are flat. It is an absolutely spectacular view of Black Rock Harbor & the Fayerweather Lighthouse. The 3rd mile starts up "Old Battery Rd" for 1/10 mile. After that you'll enjoy a great downhill then it is absolutely flat to the finish the last half mile. All mile splits are marked. Walkers & all level of participants are welcome. There will be a free kids 1/10 mi fun run 15 minutes before the 5k start.
THIS EVENT IS ABSOLUTELY LIMITED to 550 PARTICIPANTS for SAFETY, and PARKING SO THAT YOU CAN HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT -you may get shut out. Last year we were filled and closed pre-registration the Monday before the race!
Shirt sizes will be offered until May 29. If you register late, you might not get a shirt in your size OR YOU MAY NOT GET A SHIRT AT ALL. We must order and print shirts a min of 10 business days in advance of the event.
Pre-reg bib & shirt pickup is on SATURDAY JUNE 8 from 3pm-5pm at Harborview Market, 218 Harborview Ave. Bridgeport 06605. YES, you can pick up for other people and we encourage that you do! Please do NOT call Harborview Market for any reason concerning this race or for pickup info. They are a host venue only & NOT part of the race committee.
WE may have limited registration available on packet pick up day at full price if we are not sold out. Please bring exact cash or check. No cc's please. $35 for 19 & older, $20 for 18 & under. T-shirts are not guaranteed Saturday or race day.
RACE DAY REG IF AVAILABLE- starts 7:30am. $35 for 19& older, $20 for 18 & under. Our great T-shirts may have run out by then so please register early. Bring exact cash or check- no cc's please.
There will be plenty of food & fluids when you are finished including fruit, bagels, and snacks.
PARKING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED- it is mostly street parking so please try to car pool. There are a few lots in the area that will add about a quarter mile walk to your warm-up. This is the type of event you really do need to plan & get to early!
COURSE MAP- Here's the course map link: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7214408
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