Beach Bunny 5K

Sat April 16, 2022 Fairfield, CT 06824 US
Description

Join Fairfield Parks & Recreation for our Annual Beach Bunny 5K! 

 

We are excited to invite you and your loved ones to participate in Fairfield Parks & Recreation's "Beach Bunny" 5K. Run, walk, skip, hop. It doesn't matter. We want you to get out, have fun, get moving, enjoy the outdoors and, most of all, share the experience with us, your friends and family! 

Please note, we have opted to restrict registration to 600 participants for our Beach Bunny 5K. This was a difficult decision to make, however, we decided it would be in the best interest for all parties involved. We are so incredibly appreciative of your support for this upcoming community event and look forward to an Egg-cellent Day together!

IMPORTANT DATES & EVENT TIMES

January 1st: Registration Opens 
February 28th: Last day of Early Bird Registration Fee
March 31st: Guaranteed shirt sizing ends March 31st. After this date, "As Available" and we could run out. 
April 13th - April 14th: T-Shirt & Bib Pickup at Fairfield Parks & Recreation 10:00AM - 4:00PM 
April 15th: T-Shirt & Bib Pickup at Sound Runner 10:00am - 2:00pm
April 16th: Event Day. All registration is online only. No paper/cash onsite. 
     7:45am Pickup & late registration (online only) for the 5K and Bunny Hop
     8:45am Introduction & National Anthem 
     9:00am Start of Beach Bunny 5K & Family Bunny Hop 
     10:00am Winners Announced 
     10:30am Children's Easter Egg Scramble (children 6 & younger) 
     10:45am Children's Easter Egg Scramble (children 7 & older) 

EVENT FEES

BEACH BUNNY 5K                    ALL PARTICIPANTS
1/1/22 - 2/28/22                                    $30
3/1/22 - 4/16/22                                    $35

The Beach Bunny 5K is a 5K, 3.1mi distance, computer chip-timed event. Participants of all abilities are welcome to run or walk this event. Registration fee includes Computer Chipped-Bib. 

FAMILY BUNNY HOP                 ALL PARTICIPANTS
1/1/22 - 4/16/22                                    FREE 

The Family Bunny Hop is a 1mi, free event. It is not timed and registration does not include a T-Shirt or bib. This one mile walk is perfect for the entire family! Costumes encouraged! Let's see those Bunny Ears! 

EASTER EGG SCRAMBLES     ALL PARTICIPANTS
1/1/22 - 4/16/22                                    FREE 

The children's Easter Egg Scrambles are free community events taking place on Jennings Beach. Parents, please take note. The Easter Egg Scramble for children 6 & younger starts at 10:30am sharp! The Easter Egg Scramble for children 7 & older starts at 10:45am sharp!  

FAQ

Who is hosting this event?  The event is hosted by Fairfield Parks & Recreation. All proceeds raised from The Beach Bunny 5K will be used to fund future Parks & Recreation programs and events. Your generous support and financial contribution enable us to put together a full calendar of community events and programs. 

Will there be food?! Yes, Breakfast Sammies will be available for purchase from Tasty Yolk and beverages will be available for purchase from Candlewood Market.  Additionally, water, granola bars and bananas will be available for runners. 

Are strollers permittedYes! Runners and walkers are invited to participate while pushing a baby jogger and stroller. Show us your spirit!! Costumery & stroller decoration strongly recommended! 

What is your Refund Policy?  Due to the fundraising nature of this event, please note that refunds are not available. 

Rain or Shine?  Please note our 5K will be taking place, rain or shine. In the case of inclement weather, we will cancel our Children's Easter Egg Scrambles and Family Bunny Hop.

Parking: Complimentary Parking is located onsite at Jennings Beach 880 South Benson Road, Fairfield CT 06824. Or, if you prefer to stay further removed from the festivities, you can always park at Ash Creek Open Space Parking Lot (471 Turney Road, Fairfield CT 06824) or Penfield Pavilion (323 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824) and walk over. Arrive early! With over 1,000 registered participants, we expect lots to fill! 

PARKING

Complimentary Parking is located onsite at Jennings Beach 880 South Benson Road, Fairfield CT 06824. Or, if you prefer to stay further removed from the festivities, you can always park at Ash Creek Open Space Parking Lot (471 Turney Road, Fairfield CT 06824) or Penfield Pavilion (323 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824) and walk over. Arrive early! With over 1,000 registered participants, we expect lots to fill! 

SWAG

Whether you are running, walking, skipping or hopping our Beach Bunny 5K, you're sure to live "hoppily" ever after in your new shirt! This awesome High Performance T-Shirt comes in Sports Graphite and features both moisture-wicking and UV - protection properties...the type of shirt you wear long after the 5K! 

Shirt size choices will not be guaranteed after March 31, 2022. After that only "As Available" and we could run out. Shirt & Bib pickup available at Parks & Recreation April 13 - 14, 10:00am - 4:00pm. Additionally, Shirt & Bib pickup available at Sound Runner April 15, 2022 10:00am - 2:00pm. 

AWARDS

We are egg-stremely  egg-cited to offer the following awards: 

Overall Fastest Man & Woman will receive a BE Egg-Stravagant; one foot tall magnificent and delectable Easter Egg courtesy of BE Chocolat of Fairfield, located in Greenfield Hill Commons. This edible masterpiece is almost too beautiful to eat... ALMOST! 

First, Second & Third Place Edible Medallions, care of Noteworthy Chocolates, will be awarded to the age groups 9 & under, 10 - 13, 14 - 18, 19 - 29, 30 - 39, 40 - 49, 50 - 59, 60 - 69 and 70+.  

 

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RACE CONSULTANT: Marty Schaivone

Marty Schaivone, veteran race director, has over 30 years of experience in the industry and will help coordinate this event. His company, MS Running Productions, directs and consults on over 30 of the most popular Run & Walk Events throughout Fairfield County including the Hot Oil 5K, Fairfield Police Sunset Run, Bigelow Tea 5K, the Great Pumpkin Classic in Trumbull, the Vicki Soto Run in Stratford and many others in Bridgeport, Milford and beyond. 

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