The LAST CHANCE For Romance

Sat February 23, 2019 Stratford, CT US 06614 Directions
5800 Main St.
Stratford, CT US 06614

THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS, THE STRATFORD POLICE AND POLICE EXPLORERS - it was a great day to run.  Terrific soup & chili from Krissy’s Korner, Knapp’s Landing and Cutspring Deli, donuts & muffins from Donut Inn, and lots of candy! Thanks to you all for supporting our event and for the $250 in extra donations. 

Looking forward to next year - and likely starting earlier either at 9:30am or 9am. Sound good? As a returnee you’ll get a special discount for this and other races produced by MSRP.  


BIB, MUG, & any GOODY PICKUP IS ONLY ON THE DAY OF THE EVENT Sat 2/23 AT OUR VENUE- Boothe Park - 5800 Main St Putney in Stratford.  PICKUP STARTS 8:30am  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! 

Did you forget and/or mess up on Valentine's Day? 


SINCE this run /Walk is the weekend after V-Day in February you get to makeup for any little oversight that may have occurred! You can bring your partner, your spouse, your friend, a running buddy...or if you really messed up- just yourself! We just want you to join us.

We start the 3 miler at 10am. If weather and conditions permit we will will have the Free Kids Little Beating Hearts Run at 9:45am.

We will have interesting individual awards for the M&F champions as well as three deep in eight age groups. We will also have 'partner/team' awards by combined age groups.

There will be GREAT FOOD- hot soup, chili, chips, salsa and fluids when you are done.

The first 150 registered will receive great "LAST CHANCE FOR ROMANCE" commemorative mugs & the valentine candy that you earned by running off the related calories! Don’t be the 151st - REGISTER NOW! 

We do not give shirts for this event (you get a special race mug and good swag). There are awesome  shirts that can be purchased from our online store on this website UNTIL FEB 17. 

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: 

If you already have a running partner for the race, you can create a team (you can make up a creative name or just use your last names) and have your partner join it when he or she registers - it will make our job easier on race day! There may also be some folks that would like to partner on race day - you never know!

You can  also run or walk this event as an individual- you do NOT need a partner. IF it is a spectacular day (weather wise) and there are any kids (6th grade and under only) we will add on a short distance, non competitive kids fun run.

We will have awards (medals, candy, or whatever fun things we can find) in some form for the men's and women's champion as well as three deep in eight age groups. Team age group awards are computed by adding the two ages - and then we add their times together for the award placement. First place in team age groups get the prize. 

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). 

Pre reg donation for the run, walk, & virtual event:

$24 for 19 years & over - $20 for 18 years & under. THE RACE PAYS YOUR ONLINE FEE! 

Race day fees increase to $28 and $22 respectively. The Kids Little Beating Hearts run is free. 

Race Director
Marty Schaivone, with 29 years of experience will coordinate this event. MS Running Productions directs & consults on more than 45 races in CT, 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 for terrific opportunities to sponsor this event as well as any others.  The 2019 schedule is at


Race Contact Info
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