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

     WE ARE SOLD OUT AS OF NOON JULY 15!

 

    WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT AND APPRECIATE WHAT YOU HAVE DONE FOR OUR CHARITIES.  

 

IF YOU MISSED OUT THIS YEAR WE HOPE YOU’LL JOIN WITH US EARLIER NEXT YEAR AND ENJOY ONE OF THE BEST EVENTS IN TOWN! 


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 650 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.

 

OUR REGISTRATION IS OPEN. THERE WILL BE A LIMIT OF 650 FOR OUR 5K EVENT AND WE ARE NEARLY SOLD OUT AS OF JULY 7. 

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. 

         $10 Food truck ticket FOR NONREGISTERED only. Spectators, friends, & family will need to pay for this ticket to access any food and fluids. Must be done by 6pm on July 21st.
Registered (PAID) participants DO NOT NEED TO DO THIS - it’s included in your fee!

Calendar

April 1- Registration opens

July 6- Tshirt size guarantee ends (after that  only "As Available" - and we could run out)

July 19- Early bib/shirt pickup at SoundRunner, Post RD. in Fairfield from 3-6 pm

July 20- 11:30am-1pm Early bib/shirt pickup at SoundRunner  AND 3-6pm at Soundrunner

July 21- 4:45pm - 6:15 pm bib/shirt pickup  NO REGISTRATION- WE ARE SOLD OUT!  Located at the Jacky Durrell Pavilion on Fairfield Beach

6:20pm - Introduction & National Anthem   and Team Triumph start

6:30pm - START of timed 5k distance and One-mile untimed walk.
6:35pm - Food trucks open, water, fluids, Athletic Brewing non alcoholic craft beer,      
                Sierra Nevada (21 & over only, ID REQUIRED) & entertainment. 

There will not be race day registrations if we have reached our 650 limit.

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

Shirt size choices will not be guaranteed after July 6- 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 5k Awards this year! We will have:
First place trophies to overall male & female, Medals to top 3 in age groups 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, & ten year groups to 80+

 

REMEMBER- paid participants in the 5k event and one mile events are welcome to enjoy our post-event food and fluids- it’s included in your registration fee.

We ask any family or friends not to take items that are for our paid participants. They can buy a $10 food ticket and join us. Thank you.

 

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

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 650 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 IF YOU ARE NOT VACCINATED. Please 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 can now start our full field of 650 all at once. YOUR CHIP TIME STARTS WHEN YOU CROSS THE START LINE. If you are more comfortable starting a distance behind the “group” your 5K course time will start only when you cross the line. 

 

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 AND COURSE MAPS- We ask you to stay safe, announce if you are passing from behind, and not to run in groups.
Our 5k (timed) course map: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7227937   
Our one-mile (untimed) course map  https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7385464 

 

AWARDS DISTRIBUTION THIS YEAR-

ONLY THE FIRST PLACE male & female, and first place police division, will be asked to be part of the awards ceremony. 
ALL AGE GROUP AWARDS will be distributed at the Finish Line table next to the computer timer. You must pick up there.

If not they will be available for pickup at SoundRunner in Fairfield starting 7/26.   No awards will be mailed. 

All finishing times will be available online, after the completion of the event. You can also opt-in to receive your results by text. 

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! 

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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

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

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