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We hope you’ll join us and help donate to the Stratford Police Explorers Post. A terrific group of young men and women who want to help in our community and work in law enforcement.
FYI - WE ONLY ORDERED 144 of THIS YEAR'S MUGS - so don’t get CUTOFF. WE MAY HAVE SOME OF LAST YEAR'S (or from other races) AND OTHER SWAG TO GIVE OUT AFTER THAT.
THERE IS A WHOLE NEW WAY OF RUNNING EVENT BUSINESS TO KEEP SAFE AND CT COVID COMPLIANT. We will NOT have interesting, edible prizes this year.
THERE WILL NOT BE ANY INDIVIDUAL NOR TEAM AWARDS as we had in the past. With ‘wave’ starting and no formal post race gatherings (state mandates) when you’re finished it’s just not possible.
There will be FOOD (packaged and sealed, bananas, etc) and sealed, bottled fluids when you are done with your run, walk, or stroll.
Again we must follow all Stratford Health Dept. guidelines so we can’t have people thisclosetogether! The SHD has been very supportive! Be aware, be safe and be separated by six feet or more.
The first 144 registered will receive great "FIRST CHANCE IN CT" commemorative mugs & any candy that you earned by running off the related calories!
Don’t be the 145th - REGISTER NOW! PLEASE REG BY FEB 26 so we can make sure you get a mug. We ordered 144 mugs so don't delay.
We do not give out shirts for this event because you already have enough. Instead, you get a special race mug and good swag.
BIB, MUG, & any GOODY PICKUP IS ONLY ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT Sat 3/6
At Boothe Park - 5800 Main St Putney in Stratford. PICKUP STARTS 8:45am and the 3 miler starts at 10am
Take exit 53 off the Merritt Parkway, go south on Rte 110 Main St- and be ready for the right fork at the light just past the northbound exit ramp!
Our 3 mile course is a simple loop with right-hand turns. It starts downhill for most of the first mile. The second mile is pretty much flat and quiet. At the start of the third mile there is a good climb for about 3/10 mile (we like to be truthful). BUT that's followed by a flat section and then a solid 2/10 mile downhill as you fly down to our flat finish! Here is our course map: http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=6765078
You can run, walk or stroll this event as an individual- you do NOT need a partner.
IF it is a spectacular day (weather-wise) and there are any kids (5th grade and under only) we will add on a short distance, non-competitive kids fun run. You can accompany your little tyke to avoid potential drama.
PLEASE HELP US RECRUIT PARTICIPANTS! We need a minimum of 125 people to be able to have this event.
We also offer a VIRTUAL Run/Walk for those who can't be physically with us that day- but want to help support the Stratford Police Explorers. VIRTUAL registrants will get the commemorative mug, a run bib, and a finisher's certificate by mail (or you can pick up- we will send details). VIRTUAL REG CUTOFF FEB 28.
Pre-reg donation for the run, walk, & virtual event:
$25 for 19 years & over - $20 for 18 years & under. THE RACE PAYS YOUR ONLINE FEE!
Race day fees increase to $28 for 19 & over but stays the same $20 for the school-aged kids.
REGISTRATION IS COMPLETELY ONLINE ONLY, EVEN ON RACE DAY UP TILL 9:45am.
The Kids Little Beating Hearts run for 5th grade and under is free- if weather permits.
Race Director and Founder
Marty Schaivone, with 30+ years of experience will coordinate this event. MS Running Productions has directed & consulted on more than 40 races a year in CT (prior to COVID) including the MADD Dash & Turkey Trot in Stratford, Great Pumpkin in Trumbull & the Colony Grill Hot Oil & Bigelow Tea Community Challenge in Fairfield.
Contact Marty at email@example.com for terrific opportunities to sponsor this event, volunteer at this run as well as any others. The very modified and constantly changing 2021 schedule (if it ever happens) will be posted at www.hitekracing.com/msrunning.
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