WELCOME TO THE FIRST EDITION of the PARK CITY CLASSIC 5K and 5 Mile run & walk
Our new name reflects the nick-name of our city. Bridgeport was dubbed the Park City because of the many parks it has inside its borders. You will be running through one of the most well known- Seaside Park- on the 5k and 5 mile courses.
On this same weekend 15 years ago we started as the Bridgeport Hospital Homerun 5K. The last three years it was the Aquarion/Barnum Festival 10k & 5k.
Please note- the start time of the 5K & 5 mile events has been changed to 9 am.
We want to thank our new sponsors in helping us to keep this event going- and thank you for running in our city.
The Vazzy restaurant group has been a vital part of Bridgeport. The family has had deep roots in the community & in the surrounding towns for many decades. https://www.theoriginalvazzys.com/ Their food will be a highlight after your run.
AMR Ambulance Service in Bridgeport, CT provides emergency medical services to the residents and visitors of Bridgeport and Fairfield, CT. They also provide emergent and non-emergent medical transportation service for all of Fairfield County.
The Webster Bank Arena is our host venue. A fabulous location for all of our activities!
Brewport will be hosting a post-race party starting at 10:30 am. Join us for a free beer (21 & over) or soft drink.
A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE BRIDGEPORT PARKS DEPT AND POLICE FOR THEIR SUPPORT & COOPERATION TO STAGE THIS EVENT!
YOU CAN ADD YOUR NAME OR BUSINESS TO THIS TEAM. We are in need of many more partners on all levels to make this a success and you can help. Any contacts you have that might like to join us would be appreciated. Contact our race director Marty Schaivone - information below.
Last year over 500 people had a great time in our events. We have the room for many more. With the loss of our title sponsor we need to reach 300 pre-reg to pay our bills and not dip into the Race Director's retirement account!
MORE IMPORTANTLY we want make substantial donations to our primary charities.
OUR BENEFICIARIES are both located in the City-
Donations can also be made directly to them online, by check, or on race day.
New charities will be added as we partner with other groups within Bridgeport.
Donate $75 0R MORE AND RECEIVE A FREE ENTRY TO THE EVENT. Please email the race director if you do this online or plan to do this by check. email@example.com
Vazzy's 5K AMR 5 mile
4/1-4/30 $25 - 19 & over $22- 18 & under $30- 19 & over $22- 18 & under
5/1-5/23 $28 / $25 $33 / $25
5/25 & 5/26 $30 / $25 $35 / $25
Active Military and Veterans are FREE for both distances
SPECIAL OFFER- GET 5 FRIENDS TO SIGN UP AFTER YOU REGISTER AND YOUR RACE FEE WILL BE REFUNDED. Details will be in your confirmation email.
AWARDS & PRIZES*
The overall male & female winners of both race distances will receive awards or a prize.
Top 3 finishers in the 5K and 5 mile - 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+
Best Costume Awards – let's see what you got (within reason- remember this is a family event!). We will have something special for you. Our panel of judges will have the final decision.
FOOD AND FLUIDS*
You can count on Vazzy's for some great food including pizza. There will be the usual bagels & bananas and Aquarion water. We expect to add more as sponsors join us.
Our plan is to bring the beer garden back - permits pending. We are also working on a post party plan at a nearby watering hole.
*Would you like to add to this- or direct us to someone who can? Please let us know.
INCLUDED IN YOUR ENTRY FEE
*Flat, fast, & scenic courses- with great views of Long Island Sound thru Seaside Park.
*Aquarion water station on each course
*Computer chip B-tag timing system.
*Accurately measured courses - 5k http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7355895
5 miles https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7355897
*Courses are wheelchair/racing chair friendly.
*After your run or walk enjoy our family activities, vendors & inflatables for the kids.
*Post-race party on site with great food from Vazzy's, Bagel King, refreshments, the Taco Loco truck, music & more!
*A great shirt for all entrants (size guarantee by May 12, then as available).
*FREE Kids Fun Run on the field in front of WEBSTER BANK ARENA Noncompetitive, Ribbons for all finishers, for kids 5th grade & under.
*Plenty of free parking.
*Pre & post race sports massages.
*JUST ADDED- POST RACE CELEBRATION STARTS AT 10:30am at BREWPORT- Get your free beer for 21 & over
SPONSOR/PARTNER INFO- The minimum expenses for our event are over $7000. The costs of shirts, computer timing, insurance, awards, tents, tables & much more need to be offset so we can raise needed funds for our charities. Contact our Race Director below for details on how you can become a partner. All levels of sponsorship are available. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sat. May 25 8:30am – Noon Pre-race packet, bib & shirt pickup. Late registration cash or check only. LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED
7:30-8:55am Late Registration and packet pick up.
8:35am Kids Fun Run & Race Warm Up Activities in front of the Arena
8:50am Announcements & National Anthem
9:00am 5k & 5mi Start
9:15am Post race party begins with great food & music, maybe a 2nd kids run after 5 mile finishers are in
9:55am 5k awards
10:15am 5 mi awards
10:30am Brewport - doors open for free beer
Marty Schaivone, coordinator of over 45 races in CT including the "Run for the Rock', Bigelow Tea Community Challenge, The Great Pumpkin Classic in Trumbull , Colony Grill Hot Oil in Fairfield & many more, is proud to direct this event.
Contact Race Director Marty Schaivone for information and sponsor opportunities. We need your help!! email@example.com
Did you know that the man who designed Central Park in NYC also designed Seaside Park? You can look it up!* https://bportlibrary.org/hc/architecture/the-foresight-of-seaside-park/