We are very happy to be hosting the second edition of our Lordship - Short Beach community event. Last year it was the first running event in town after restrictions were lifted. Over 160 people enjoyed a safe, modified run. This year we plan to double that number! Don’t get shut out.
Thanks to the terrific cooperation of our Stratford town departments we will host this event from our scenic Short Beach in Stratford CT, Saturday, Aug. 7th.
*We will have protocols in place for safety, and will follow all best practices as set forth by our town and state.
This event is limited to 350 people.
*We are counting on you to help in carrying out all safety procedures on your end so that we can have a very successful event, and do this again with the town's approval!
ALL ABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED. You can run or walk this 5K (3.1mi) course. Everyone that enters is part of our computer timed event & eligible for awards. If you chose NOT to be timed please let us know when you pick up your bib.
We do not offer a shorter walk option this year. Instead the WALK LIKE MADD follows the 5K at 10am as a separate event. Information & details: www.walklikemadd.org/fairfield
We truly appreciate the support given to us by the Stratford Town Departments. We could not host this event without our friends from Stratford-
RECREATION, HEALTH, EMS, POLICE, FIRE & DPW
PLEASE NOTE - this 5K event is NOT the MADD DASH. This is the second year for the event designed and owned by MS Running Productions. This year our charity partner is MADD CT which will use donations to help them with their programs.
Sorry for any confusion !
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PLEASE ARRIVE BY 8 AM OR YOU MAY NOT BE ALLOWED FREE ACCESS INTO THE BEACH. (Unless you have a resident town sticker)
The town policy is 'resident's cars only' into the park. The Recreation Department has been a wonderful supporter and granted us access BEFORE the beach officially opens at 8 am. In order for us to have you ready and safe, please be here by 8 am.
TOWN ORDINANCE- SORRY BUT NO DOGS ARE ALLOWED INTO ANY AREA OF THE PARK.
THIS EVENT WILL BE LIMITED TO 350 ENTRANTS,
In keeping with the state guidelines group gatherings will follow up-to-date safety protocols and procedures.
THIS race website will indicate when there are 10 or fewer spots left.
ONLINE registration ONLY will close at 8:15 am race morning or sooner when the 350 limit is reached.
RACE REG INCLUDES ALL CHARGES. NOTHING IS ADDED ON TO THE FEES BELOW. YOUR PAYMENT INCLUDES THE CREDIT CARD FEE AND STATE TAX (which the race will absorb.)
$25 until June 13 ($22.50 18 & under through Aug. 5)
$30 June 14 - July 25 with guarantee of shirts/mugs/swag choice availability
$32.50 July 26 - Aug 5 (swag may not be available after 7/26)
$35 Aug 6 & 7 ($25 18 & under)
Race day registration is online only & ends at 8:15am.
THERE IS NO IN PERSON PAPER REGISTRATION nor cash ON SITE on RACE DAY
Please do not arrive at bib/swag pickup if you’re not pre-registered.
You will be asked to leave if you can’t produce your online code.
All registration must be done in advance, online, using this site. Registration will remain open until 8:15am on 8/7 (sooner if sold out)
Please register only if you are sure you plan to run.
COMMEMORATIVE SWAG CHOICE- first come/first served choices will include commemorative mugs and shirts.
**CUTOFF DATE IS JULY 25 AT MIDNIGHT- NO EXCEPTIONS. WE MUST ORDER ON 7/26 in time for delivery.
PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AT OUR EVENT IF YOU HAVE ANY COVID SYMPTOMS. YOU SHOULD BE IN GOOD HEALTH AT LEAST THE PRIOR 14 DAYS! We need you to get well and not to risk the health of others.
AWARDS, TROPHIES OR MEDALS
As of June 15 we can have awards gatherings after you finish. This is subject to change. Thanks for understanding. We plan to give out awards starting by 9:30am.
Awards: 1st M&F trophy and gift cards from Nikki’s Beach House Grill
age groups 3 deep: 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, and ten year age groups through 80+ (With a stand alone 90+ award!)
Also - First place Stratford resident M&F will receive gift cards from NIKKI’S BEACH HOUSE GRILL
FRIDAY AUG 6 from 2pm - 5pm
THERE WILL BE ADVANCE BIB & SWAG PICKUP AT NIKKI’S BEACH HOUSE GRILL 1 Dorne Dr. Stratford 06615
$5 specials for house wine & martinis from 2-5pm only!
DO NOT call Nikki’s for any event related questions!
SATURDAY AUG 7
7:15 am Gates open, free parking, bib/swag pickup
8:15 am FREE Kids Fun Run (5th grade & under) directed by
8:25 am Announcements
8:30 am START 5K run/walk
9:30 am Awards
YOU MUST WEAR A MASK AT ALL TIMES IF YOU HAVE NOT BEEN VACCINATED (CT guidelines as of 6/14) PRIOR TO CROSSING THE START LINE AND SOON AFTER YOUR FINISH. THAT INCLUDES WHILE STRETCHING, WARMING UP, WAITING FOR A BATHROOM, ETC. (Subject to change with CT guidelines update).
We encourage masks for anyone who may feel safer with one.
The goal of the event is to provide a truly fun running experience for the participants while adhering to all CT safety guidelines.
AS OF 6/15 WE CAN HAVE A MASS, TRADITIONAL START. *Each participant's start time will be “Chip” recorded as they cross the starting line. The start and finish line will be in the Short Beach lot near the registration pavilion.
If anything changes the event will switch to a time-trial type set up which will allow runners to start individually or in small groups of associated participants (family members or participants that cohabitate) from 8:30am - 8:45 am. The course remains open until 9:30 am.
* After participants finish they will receive an email link to access their finishing time.
A list of overall finishing times for all competitors will be continually updated while the race is in progress. By 10 AM, the final race results should be posted.
THE AQUARION WATER TRUCK WILL BE ON SITE FOR YOU AT THE FINISH
Additionally, all participants must adhere to the following requirements:
*Participants are required to be completely self-sufficient. There may be a water stop on the course as of 6/14 CT guidelines. Carry your own fluids and please DO NOT DROP them on the course!
*Participants must follow all CDC guidelines.
*Participants are asked not to congregate or conduct any race preparation (warm-ups, stretching, adjusting or changing apparel, etc.) in the starting area.
*Except for passing, participants should always remain safe to the left side of the road unless otherwise indicated by cones, signs, or volunteers. Most of the course is measured and set up to the left side, facing traffic, as directed by state law.
*Participants passing one another on the course must adhere to “no drafting” rules KEEPING DISTANCE between other runners at any time.
*Please follow all instructions of the course marshals and only cross the street when instructed to do so by the police or course volunteers.
*WHEN COMPLETING YOUR RUN AND CROSSING THE FINISH YOU MUST CONTINUE MOVING AS DIRECTED.
AFTER YOU ARE DONE WITH YOUR RUN OR WALK
We will provide granola bars and/or packaged snacks, banana & a sealed bottle of water.
THE AQUARION WATER TRUCK WILL BE ON SITE FOR YOU AT THE FINISH
Thank you in advance for your cooperation and adherence to all safe practices so that we are able to offer competitive events like this in the future.
This event is produced by MS Running Productions & Marty Schaivone, with great help from Jim Gerweck (timer), the MADD-CT staff, and the town departments of Stratford. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with any event questions.
Thank you for your help so that our sport can make a comeback. We look forward to seeing you here and in the future.