Wed July 21, 2021 Fairfield, CT 06824 US
Course Map & Sponsorships

Course Map: To view the course map, go to www.fpdcops.com/5kcourse.

Sponsorship Opportunities:  For information on how to become a sponsor, go to www.fpdcops.com/5ksponsorship.

Place
323 Fairfield Beach Road
Penfield One Pavilion
Fairfield, CT US 06824
Description

The 3rd Annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5K is Presented by MONECO Advisors. All proceeds will be donated to the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund & The Friends of the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities. You can run (3.1 miles) or walk (1 mile) course.

 

After a one-year hiatus, we are back and planning another great, family-friendly evening in Fairfield. Don't miss out. 

This year we are limited to 500 runners & walkers in keeping with the CT State guidelines. We will follow and exceed all of the safety protocols mandated and bring you the highlight of the summer! 

We invite all abilities to run our 3.1 mile scenic & flat course or walk our separate 1 mile course, that we have designed for you. 

Starting and ending at Penfield Beach, this summer spectacular will include t-shirts, food & fluids (if allowed by race day Covid guidelines). We will update our offerings as more details become available.

 

PLEASE READ THE SAFETY MODIFICATIONS THAT ALIGN WITH CT STATE GUIDELINES - THEY ARE OUTLINED BELOW.

OUR REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. THERE WILL BE A LIMIT OF 500 FOR OUR 5K EVENT AND WE EXPECT TO SELL OUT.

IMPORTANT DETAILS - The 5K distance is a computer chip timed event. You may run or walk in this event but must complete the entire distance or be disqualified.

The one mile walk IS NOT timed and is a different course than the 5K. 

All 5K and one mile participants receive the same shirts and amenities. 

We will offer online-only registration only for these events. If it is not sold out then online registration will be open until 15 minutes before the start on July 21.

No paper/in-person registration will be available on the day of the event.

 

4/1-  $30  ALL AGES in the 5K for the first 100 registered

         $35 all ages in the 5K- registrants from 101 - 400

         $40 all ages in the 5K- registrants from 401 - 500  
                and on
race day IF NOT SOLD OUT

         $35 flat fee, for all ages in the one mile untimed    
                walk. This fee remains $35 through 7/21.

Calendar

April 1- Registration opens

July 1- T-shirt size guarantee ends (after that  only "As Available" - and we could run out)

July 20- Early bib/shirt pickup (location to be determined) in Fairfield from 3-7 pm. 

July 21- 4:45pm - 6:15 pm bib/shirt pickup & late online registration-IF NOT SOLD OUT!        Located at the Jacky Durrell Pavilion on Fairfield Beach

6:25pm - Introduction & National Anthem

6:30pm - START of 5k and One mile walk followed by food, fluids & entertainment. 
                                                                       (if allowed by race day Covid protocols).

There will not be race day registrations if we have reached our 500 limit.

An announcement will be made on this page if the registration has closed prior to July 21.

Shirt size choices will close on July 1 - after that only sizes ‘as available’ will remain- and we may run out.

The Penfield Beach area is scenic, quiet, and surrounded by a welcoming neighborhood of supporters. There will be ample parking right nearby as well as just 3/10 mile down the road at Jennings Beach. We want to thank the neighbors and friends in the area for their support and patience while we host this fundraising event.
Our 5k event will start at 6:30pm giving you a full 2 hours before sunset AND another half hour of wonderful twilight! 

The 5k Run (or you can walk) will be computer CHIP timed

There are NO 5k Awards this year - following Covid protocol guidelines

REMEMBER- paid participants in the 5k event are welcome to enjoy our post-event food and fluids (if available per race day Covid protocols). We ask any family or friends not to take items that are for our paid participants. Thank you.

Register Now! Don't get shut out. We want you to enjoy a great evening! 

COVID CONCERNS- Thanks to the Town Departments of Fairfield, we will be able to present a completely outdoor event. Safe distances and safety protocols will be in place, and state guidelines will be adhered to.

HOWEVER-We will be prepared for any change that can happen at any time, which may mean a suspension of this live event, and result in a 'virtual' run. 

Costs-With fixed costs and pre-payment of many items, we CANNOT under any conditions REFUND any registration fees. Whether we are live or virtual, our commitment to our charity partners will be maintained. We hope you can support this commitment and join us.

IMPORTANT DETAIL- There will be a 500 person limit for this 5k event. We encourage everyone to donate any additional amount to our charity partners. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. 

MASKS REQUIRED- We must adhere to all safety protocols, so please help us by keeping masks on prior to the start line and immediately after you finish. And of course, keep a safe distance when you arrive, warm-up, chat with friends, and after you are done.

MODIFICATIONS FOR A SAFE START- We will be using a chip-timed, "open start" format which has been successfully used in various races around the state. We will determine the numbers going off at the line and intervals, so that a field of 500 can safely clear the start on a scheduled time (based on race day Covid protocols).

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR A SAFE START- If you are truly at a speedier running level (6-7min pace per mile or under), we urge you to be at the start early and ready to go at 6:30 pm. This will avoid crowding on the course and help everyone to run more safely. Thanks!

ON THE COURSE- We ask you to stay safe, announce if you are passing from behind, and not to run in groups. Our course map: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7227937   

NO AWARDS THIS YEAR- This is in compliance with state guidelines that do not allow for award ceremonies, nor timed results being posed on paper. All finishing times will be available online, after the completion of the event.

TERRIFIC PICTURES FROM THE PAST: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipPaLjfuwLt6jOi7uPcKCWLj8kdhltHoZqQLEEXMYbySvoSi1OlP23n3FA1K5xMx8Q?key=bm8wMklhU2Ffd1ZIbzBySTVZZFFuOU5xUENQLW9R 

MONECO Advisors (www.monecoadvisors.com), based in Fairfield, CT was founded in 1980, at a time when transactions ruled, and clients’ best interests were often lost in the shuffle. Since its inception, the team at MONECO always felt that clients deserved more. The firm was built to provide a truly client centric approach: In-depth financial planning that puts each client’s needs, priorities and goals at the center of its relationships.The firm strives to use its diverse experience, resources and a deep understanding of today’s financial planning topics to help give clients confidence, knowing that their financial future is in good hands and on track.

The Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund was started in 2014. Scholarships are awarded to the children of Fairfield Officers as well as students at both public high schools. New this year we will be scholarships offered at Fairfield Prep and Notre Dame in the honor of the late Judge Dan Caruso. Please visit www.fpdcops.com/scholarship for more information.

The Friends of the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities  is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit volunteer organization.  The mission of “the Friends” is to provide funding for enhancements to the programs, services, and facilities of the Senior Center of Fairfield, CT. In addition, the organization hosts fundraising events, promotes community awareness and supports the Senior Center through advocacy initiatives.

Captain Keith Broderick is the Event Coordinator & Police Liaison. Eric Johnson, VP of MONECO Advisors, is our Co-Coordinator & Title Sponsor.

Race management provided by MS Running Productions & Marty Schaivone. MSRP directs over 45 charity events in CT each year. Proceeds in these events totaled over $250,000 in charitable donations in 2019. 

YES, WE ARE RUNNING AND WALKING IN ANY WEATHER unless it is lightning- then we will delay it until the police say OK. Please don't email unless it is an emergency - in which case you should be dialing 9-1-1 & not emailing a race director! We can't postpone to another date and we can't refund. But WE CAN HAVE FUN and enjoy the food trucks, adult hydration (if available per Covid guidelines on race day), and 500 friends who understand that weather reports are wrong more than half the time! 

Race Contact Info

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Sponsors
Sponsorship

We have several great Sponsorship opportunities!  Take a look below at the various sponsor levels and download the form.  We thank you for your continued support!

  • Gold Shield Sponsor - $5,000:
    • Company logo and name on banner, Logo and acknowledgment on all electronic advertisement, Logo on all printed material
    • Lawn signs at mile markers
    • Extra-large company logo on back of 1000 shirts
    • 10 free race entries
    • 5 addition shirts
    • 5 food truck tickets (if restrictions are lifted)
    • Table at event (if restrictions are lifted)
  • Silver Shield Sponsor - $2,500:
    • Company logo on banner
    • Large company logo on 1000 shirts
    • Lawn signs at start & Finish of race
    • 5 race entries
    • 5 free shirts
    • 5 free food truck tickets  (if restrictions are lifted)
    • Table at event  (if restrictions are lifted)

  • Bronze Shield Sponsor - $1,000: 
    • Company logo on Banner
    • Large company logo on 1000 shirts
    • 5 free shirts
    • 5 free food truck tickets (if restrictions are lifted)
    • Table at event  (if restrictions are lifted)

  • Partner Sponsor - $400:
    • Large company logo on 500 shirts. Table at event.  (if restrictions are lifted)

  • Supporter Sponsor - $250:
    • Small company logo on 500 shirts

Click the icon below to download the attached PDF.

PDF
Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.fpdcops.com/5ksponsorship.

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