Location: Stratford, CT US 06615 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Walk Only, Virtual Race
Event Time Price Details
MADD Dash 5K Run/Walk Registration
9:00AM EDT
Lighthouse Stroll for MADD
8:50AM EDT
Virtual Run or Walk for MADD N/A
MADD DASH Scamper- Kids only run/Walk
8:30AM EDT
Short Beach Park 1 Dorne Rd.
Stratford, CT US 06615
Take advantage of our special offer. We have reduced Online reg $3 until we close registration on Wednesday at midnight. Use code MD3 and save $3 off any registration. (Reduces fees to $24/$15)
Late registrations on Friday and Saturday remain $30 for 19 & over, $18 for 18 & under.
For 28 years MADD-CT has hosted one of the top events in Fairfield County. We look forward to having you join us for the 29th edition and help the programs and victims that MADD supports. There are many options and great family friendly pricing for you to take advantage of and enjoy. Our flat and scenic courses are easy to maneuver and encouraging for all ability levels. Last year our participants in the 5k distance ranged in age from 8 to 91! 
We salute our Title Sponsor - Koskoff  Koskoff and Beider PC  who have supported this event and MADD CT for many years. 
We thank our presenting sponsor Milford Bank for returning along with the Town of Stratford and many others who have helped us host a great event for 28 years.


We start and finish at the very scenic and bucolic Short Beach in Stratford. When you are done it's just a 50 yard walk to the water! So take a cooling dip after your exciting finish. There will be a variety of food and fluids to enjoy with your friends, family and new acquaintances. After the awards ceremony we will have an exciting gift give away so stick around for the prizes.

We would like to welcome MugShot Beverages to our event. Owner Charlie Griggs from Black Rock will be distributing samples of their new products. Be the first on your block to try them and enjoy! 

We offer Dri-Fit shirts to pre registered by July 15 (to guarantee sizing). After that date the sizing will be as available, There are usually shirts available on the day of the event- but don't take that chance- Please pre register! (It helps us to order many items if you are in our data base on time).

The 5k distance- whether you run or walk- will be computer timed. The 2 mile Lighthouse Stroll and the Kids Scampers are untimed and non competitive.

There is plenty of parking at Short Beach- But park rules- NO DOGS/PETS ALLOWED. We are sorry- you cannot run with a dog in our event. Our FLAT courses are, however, very baby stroller friendly- if you are so inclined!

Friday 8/3
2-6pm pre reg pickup and late reg at Crunch Fitness 1100 Barnum Ave.
Saturday 8/4-
Event day- arrive early, avoid the rush, relax and warmup!
7:45am pickup and late reg on site- Short Beach
8:30am free non competitive Kids Scamper
8:50am non competitive 2mi Lighthouse Stroll
9:00am 5K timed run & walk
9:20am Snacks & Fluids
10:00am Awards and give-aways

Race Fees Schedule -
2/26-5/31 Early bird pre reg $24 for 19 & older/$18 for 18 & under
6/1- 8/1 (closes 8pm) pre reg fee $27/$18

Marty Schaivone has directed the MADD Dash since 1993 under the guidance of Michelle Lettieri of MADD. He also directs 40 other events including the Great Pumpkin Run in Trumbull, the Bigelow Tea 5K, the Vicki Soto Run and Turkey Trot in Stratford, the Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K, and many others. The 2018 schedule: 
Michelle Lettieri has been with MADD since 1993 and has been a staunch advocate for victims and their families.
Sponsors & Volunteers-
Every great event needs both of these. Please contact Michelle to develop a partnership on any level. 
Thank you for any help or contacts you can provide.
Special Pricing-
Can you bring a group of ten or more? If so we can provide a group discount. Contact Marty at
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