Beach Bunny 5K

Sat April 8, 2023 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! 

IMPORTANT DATES & EVENT TIMES

January 1st: Registration Opens 
February 28th: Last day of Early Bird Registration Fee
March 24th: Guaranteed shirt sizing ends March 24th. After this date, "As Available" and we could run out. 
April 3rd - April 6th: T-Shirt & Bib Pickup at Fairfield Parks & Recreation 10:00AM - 6:00PM 
April 7th: T-Shirt & Bib Pickup at Fairfield Parks & Recreation 10:00am - 2:00pm
April 8th: Event Day. All registration is online only. No paper/cash onsite. 
     8:00am Pickup & late registration (online only) for the 5K 
     8:45am Introduction & National Anthem 
     9:00am Start of Beach Bunny 5K 
     10:00am Start of Family Bunny Hop 
     10:40am Children's Easter Egg Scramble (children 6 & older) 
     *10:50am Children's Easter Egg Scramble (children 5 & younger) *New Time! 

EVENT FEES

BEACH BUNNY 5K                    ALL PARTICIPANTS
1/1/23 - 2/28/23                                    $30
3/1/23 - 4/8/23                                      $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 and T-Shirt. 

FAMILY BUNNY HOP                 ALL PARTICIPANTS
1/1/23 - 4/8/23                                    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
1/1/23 - 4/8/23                                    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 & older starts at 10:40am sharp!  The Easter Egg Scramble for children 5 & younger starts at 10:50am sharp! Please note this event is BYOB (Bring your own Basket!) 

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?! Breakfast Sammies will be available to purchase from The Tasty Yolk. Coffee, tea, hot chocolate, smoothies and additional assorted beverages and light bites will be available to purchase from Candlewood Market. PopCentric will be onsite selling fruit ice pops and fresh cold pressed juices. Complimentary 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. We ask you to stay towards the back of the line to allow runners to pass easily.  Show us your spirit!! Costumery & stroller decoration strongly recommended!

Are dogs permitted? Yes! Furry family members are allowed at our 5K run/walk as long as they are leash trained and do well in crowds. We also ask that pet parents take care of pet duties responsibly. Show us your spirit!! Costumery is 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 at the Pavilions at Penfield Beach (323 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824) and walk over. Arrive early! We expect lots to fill! 

Do I need to bring a basket for the Easter Egg Scrambles?  Yes! If you plan on participating in our complimentary children's Easter Egg Scrambles, please plan to BYOB (Bring your own basket!) 

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 at The Pavilions at Penfield Beach (323 Fairfield Beach Road, Fairfield CT 06824) and walk over. Arrive early! 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 Softstyle shirt! This awesome 50/50 cotton/polyester blend comes in Graphite Heather and is the type of shirt you wear long after the 5K! 

Shirt size choices will not be guaranteed after March 24, 2023. After that only "As Available" and we could run out. Shirt & Bib pickup available at Parks & Recreation April 3 - 6, 9:00am - 6:00pm. Additionally, Shirt & Bib pickup available at Parks & Recreation Friday April 7, 2023 10:00am - 2:00pm. 

AWARDS

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

Grand Prize Cookier Platters will be provided to the overall fastest Male & Female Runners, courtesy of Alina's Cakes and Cookies.
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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