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The COURSE MAP- https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7430560 (subject to small changes once certification is complete)
5k (3.1 miles) of "flatness" starting in the City Near Murphy's Law and running straight down Broad St through to Seaside Park- one of the most scenic venues on the Connecticut shoreline. This park was designed by the same man who gave us New York's Central Park- Frederick Law Olmsted. Seaside Park was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982. After a short loop in the Park, you'll travel back on Broad St to the finish near Fairfield Ave.
The AWARDS- Prizes for the computer timed 5k will be given to the first place overall male & female champions. Age group awards will be given to the top three male & female in groups 8 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79 and above if pre-registered. Awards can only be given to those completing the entire course and wearing their own bib.
The AMENITIES- T-shirts given to all registered by MARCH 1. After that date t-shirts and any other giveaways will be distributed "if available" only. DO NOT get shut out! Shirts take a minimum of two weeks to order, ship, and print and we cannot guarantee what will be ordered after March 1st.
The FEES- online until 10 AM on March 13.
$30 - ages 21 & over until March 13. Increases to $35 March 14 & 15 (at the event) On-site- cash or check only- no CC's
$15- ages 20 & under until March 13. NO increase! $15 March 14 & 15 (at the event) On-site- cash or check only- no CC's
3/1 T-shirt guarantee cutoff date. After that only as available (with a possibility that they may have sold out)
3/14 Pre-reg pickup: 9 AM to Noon at City Lights Gallery, 265 Golden Hill Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604. YES, you can pick up for other people! Late registration will also be available. CASH or CHECK ONLY- NO CC'S.
Free tour of the gallery of our local Irish art exhibit. City Lights Gallery is located above the Downtown Cabaret Theatre. It is across the street from the Old City Hall on Lyons St. Free street parking on weekends.
3/15 7:30-9:00 am INSIDE MURPHY'S LAW 239 Fairfield Ave, Bridgeport, CT 06604 Pre-reg pickup and late registration
8:40am FREE kids Shamrock Fun Run- 4th grade & under only, if weather permits. approx 1/10 mile to the 5k finish line.
9:00am START of the 5k
9:15am Food & fluids available inside MURPHY'S LAW
10:00am Awards distributed (pick-up might be earlier if results are official and available)
The PARKING- no parking will be allowed anywhere on Broad St where we start and finish. Please consult or course map link above. FREE street parking is available on Fairfield Ave, Cannon St. and other streets in the area. There is also a secure parking garage on Middle St, behind the Holiday Inn- there is a fee to park there. It is about 2/10 mile from Murphy's Law.
TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE ST. PATRICKS DAY PARADE: John Brannelly Chair, Greater Bridgeport St. Patrick's Day Celebration Committee
The RACE DIRECTOR- Marty Schaivone, with 30 years of experience will coordinate this event. MS Running Productions directs & consults on more than 50 races in CT, including the PARK CITY CLASSIC 5k & 5 mileR in Bridgeport May 24, MADD Dash & Turkey Trot in Stratford, Great Pumpkin in Trumbull & the Colony Grill Hot Oil & Bigelow Tea Community Challenge in Fairfield. Contact Marty at email@example.com for terrific opportunities to sponsor this event as well as any others. The 2020 schedule can be found at www.hitekracing.com/msrunning
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