Fall Distance Festival

Sun September 22, 2019 Stratford, CT US 06615 Directions


7:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT


7:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT


7:30AM EDT - 10:30AM EDT
1 Dorne Drive
Short Beach
Stratford, CT US 06615
LOCATION: Short Beach, Pavilion #1 just past the guard house entrance, Stratford, CT
Pre Reg Online Race Fees:     $14 - 10k      $17 - 20k       $20 - 30k

Race Day Fees in CASH WE TRUST or a check not as much:
                                 $15 - 10k      $20 - 20k       $25 - 30k
Reg/pre reg opens at 6:45am at the pavillion. Of course it is rain or shine.


WATER & FLUIDS - at least 3 locations on our 10K course- and they will stay in place for three hours.

Whatever food we can get which usually includes bagels, bananas, grab & goes & more if YOU want to DONATE any snacks or SOME OF THOSE FAMOUS BAKED GOODS I’VE HEARD SO MUCH ABOUT! 
The ubiquitous BIC Razors will be in ample supply as well as shave jell samples  
Lots of parking & bathrooms, but arrive EARLY and ready to run. NO finisher's medals nor shirts- you already have enough and we can keep the cost down! But if I have some good leftovers from other races you can take them! SORRY- NO DOGS or other mammals or pets. See below. 

Multi-distance option. You can run 10k, 20k or 30K. But the 30K is the featured event and has been for 20 years. 

OUR NEW COURSE MAP - https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7412992 slightly different than last year, just tweaked 9/20
RESULTS/timing: so here’s the deal...this event was going to be canceled this year because we couldn’t get the pavilion. But it became available aug 10. Meanwhile, I didn’t contact a timer until we found this out. Unfortunately, all of the four primary ones that I use are booked. I’m trying for new ones but it might come down to ‘creative self/manual timing’ which will still be great. And I’ll still get the results up on the internet- I promise. 


1. make sure you are wearing a watch that you can rely on! I will have a running clock at the finish.

2. When you finish your event you will be given a place card. On this card, you will PRINT your name, sex, age, the distance you finished (10k, 20k, or 30k) and THE TIME ON YOUR WATCH THAT YOU STARTED WHEN WE YELLED GO! Then place that card in the corresponding distance box.

3. I will get the names, times, and finish placement up and on the internet as soon as I can that evening.

AWARDS: I am working on it...
DIRECTIONS: use the Beach House restaurant on Dorne Rd in your GPS- go past the restaurant, down the driveway to the beach.
FROM 95 NORTH: North exit 30 Lordship Blvd. Bear right off exit. Stay on this road thru 7 lights & bear left at 7th light-about 1 mile from Rte 95 & continue straight! At the last light (you will see a Dunkin Donuts/strip mall on the left) take RIGH There onto Main St. Go approx 4/10 mile (past airport runway on right) & take next left on Dorne Rd. to Short Beach entrance. Drive to the back lot.
DIRECTIONS FROM 95 SOUTH: Take Exit 31- South Ave. Left off exit, under 95, and proceed 1/2 mi to 4 way light. Take right at light onto Main St. Stay straight on Main St. approx 1 mi, past airport runway (on right) to first left – entrance to Short Beach.
Merritt Parkway N/S: - Get to Rte 95 somehow (like Rte 25 or Rte 7) & follow directions above- it’s a lot easier…
SORRY- NO PETS ALLOWED AT THE PARK - not my rules- don't shoot the messenger. BUT it is a great course to push a baby stroller. The roads are open, but they are very flat and it is a quiet neighborhood.
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