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Wed July 17, 2024 Fairfield, CT 06824 US

Events

Fairfield Police Sunset 5K Run - Presented by MONECO Advisors

$40 6:30PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT
Increases to $45 after the first 600 people register. (87 spots left) Registration ends July 16, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT
Open to ages 1 - 99.

Fairfield Police Sunset ONE MILE untimed WALK - Presented by MONECO Advisors

$35 6:30PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT Registration ends July 16, 2024 at 11:59pm EDT

FOOD TRUCK TICKET- NON REGISTERED ONLY - Presented by MONECO Advisors

$15 6:30PM EDT - 9:00PM EDT Registration ends July 17, 2024 at 9:00pm EDT

Course Map & Sponsorships

Course Map: To view the course map, go to www.fpdcops.com/5kcourse.

Sponsorship Opportunities:  For information on how to become a sponsor, go to www.fpdcops.com/5ksponsorship.

Place

880 South Benson Rd.
Jennings Beach Parking Lot
Fairfield, CT US 06824

Description

 

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Thank you all for your support of our past events and
charity causes. We are preparing for another record breaking crowd for 2024!

Presented by MONECO Advisors - all proceeds will be donated to the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund & The Fairfield Police Foundation. You can run (3.1 miles) or walk (1 mile) course.

 

Get ready for the best night of the summer! 


This year we will be raising the bar once again and will accept over 1000 runners & walkers.


We invite all abilities to run our 3.1 mile scenic & flat course or walk our separate 1 mile course, that we have designed for you.
 

Starting and ending at Jennings Beach (new this year), this summer spectacular will include t-shirts, food truck rodeo, treats for the kiddos, fluids and adult libations for those of age.  

 

THERE WILL NOT BE ANY RACE DAY REGISTRATIONS IF WE SELL OUT (and we do expect to sell out!)


IMPORTANT DETAILS - The 5K distance is a computer chip timed event. You may run or walk in this event but must complete the entire distance or be disqualified.


The one mile walk IS NOT timed
- there are no awards for this event. It starts at the same time & location as the 5K but is a different course after the first half-mile of the 5K. 

All 5K and one-mile participants receive the same shirts and amenities. 

          $35  ALL AGES in the 5K for the first 200 registered

          $40  ALL AGES in the 5K- registrants from 201 - 600

          $45  ALL AGES in the 5K- registrants from 601 - 1000   
                   and on
race day IF NOT SOLD OUT

          $35 flat fee, ALL AGES in the one-mile untimed walk.  
                  This fee remains $35 through 7/17. 

$15 Food truck ticket FOR NONREGISTERED only. Spectators, friends, & family will need to pay for this ticket to access any food and fluids. Must be done by 6 pm on July 17th


Pre-Registered (PAID) participants in the 5K & one-mile walk DO NOT NEED TO BUY A FOOD TICKET - it’s included in your fee!


Calendar

March 8 - Registration opens

June 13 - Shirt size guarantee ends (after that  only "As Available" - and we could run out)

July 15 - 3-7 pm  Early bib/shirt pickup at Marathon Sports/SoundRunner, Post Rd in Fairfield

July 16 - 11:30am-1pm AND 3-6pm Early bib/shirt pickup at Marathon Sports/SR

July 17 - 4:45pm - 6:15 pm bib/shirt pickup - Located at the Registration Tent at Jennings Beach

6:20pm - Introduction & National Anthem and Team Triumph start

6:30pm - START of timed 5k distance and One-mile untimed walk

6:35pm - Food trucks open, water, fluids & a variety of adult beverages (21 & over only, ID REQUIRED) & entertainment. Male and Female Champions will be introduced ASAP after finishing.

7:00pm -   First Place men's and women's will be recognized and awarded prizes at the Star 99.9 tent. All other 5K Marathon Sports /SoundRunner age group awards distribution from the finish line area only-
 Anyone missing this distribution can pick up their award at Marathon Sports/SR in Fairfield, later in the week and beyond.

Shirt size choices will not be guaranteed after June 11th- after that only sizes ‘as available’ will remain - and we may run out.

The Jennings Beach area is scenic, quiet, and surrounded by a welcoming neighborhood of supporters. There will be ample parking in the Jennings Beach parking lot.  We want to thank the neighbors and friends in the area for their support and patience while we host this fundraising event. All runners & walkers, please be courteous & thank them for welcoming us all into their neighborhood.

PLEASE NOTE: Parking at Jennings Beach for RACE/WALK participants will NOT REQUIRE A BEACH STICKER FOR NON RESIDENTS.

Our 5k and One mile walk events will both start at 6:30 pm giving you a full 2 hours before sunset AND another half hour of wonderful twilight! 

The 5k Run (or you can walk) will be computer CHIP timed

5k Awards are based on ‘net time’ which starts when YOU cross the start, not at the horn. If you plan to try to win an award you need to be as close to the start line as possible. 

MARATHON SPORTS/SOUND RUNNER 5K AWARDS
First place trophies and $25 MARATHON SPORTS/SoundRunner Gift Cards to the 5K overall male & female champions.
Marathon Sports gift card awards ($15/$10/$5) to top 3 in age groups 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, & 10-year groups to 80+
Anyone missing this can pick up their award at Marathon Sports in Fairfield, later in the week and beyond.

Reminder- there are NO awards for the one-mile walk- it is non-competitive.

 

REMEMBER- paid participants in the 5k event and one-mile events are welcome to enjoy our post-event food and fluids - it’s included in your registration fee.

We ask any family or friends not to take items that are for our paid participants. They can buy a $15 food ticket and join us. Thank you.

 

COSTS- With fixed costs and prepayment of many items, we CAN NOT under any conditions REFUND any registration fees. Our commitment to our charity partners will be maintained. We hope you can support this commitment and join us.

 

IF YOU CANNOT ENJOY OUR EVENT YOU CAN PICK UP YOUR SHIRT AND SWAG ON 7/15 & 7/16 at Marathon Sports/SoundRunner. Or you can ask a friend to pickup for you. 

 

DONATION DETAIL -There is a 1000-person limit for this 5k event (BUT OUR DONATION BUTTON ALWAYS REMAINS OPEN).

We encourage everyone to donate any additional amount to our charity partners. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. 

 

MODIFICATIONS FOR A SAFE START- We will be using a chip-timed, "open start" format which has been successfully used in various races around the state. We will start our full field of 1000 all at once.

 

YOUR ‘CHIP TIME’ STARTS WHEN YOU CROSS THE START LINE. If you are more comfortable starting a distance behind the “group” your 5K course time will start only when you cross the line. AWARDS ARE BASED ON NET/CHIP TIME.

 

PLEASE PREPARE FOR A SAFE START- If you are truly at a speedier running level (6-7min pace per mile or under), we urge you to be at the start early and ready to go at 6:30 pm. This will avoid crowding on the course and help everyone to run more safely. Thanks!

 

NEW COURSE MAPS


We have a new course this year. http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7741944 Starting and ending in the Jennings Beach parking lot.

 

Our new, slightly altered one-mile (untimed) course map- https://www. TBD

 

AWARDS DISTRIBUTION THIS YEAR-

ONLY THE FIRST PLACE male & female champions and first place police division, will be asked to be part of the awards ceremony. 

ALL Marathon Sports/SoundRunner AGE GROUP AWARDS will be distributed at the Finish Line table next to the computer timer. You must pick it up there.

If you leave early the awards will be available for pickup at Marathon Sports/SoundRunner in Fairfield starting 7/19.
No awards will be mailed. 

All finishing times will be available online ‘in the cloud’ & posted when available on-site, after the completion of the event. You can also opt-in to receive your results by text. 

TERRIFIC PICTURES FROM THE PAST:

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MONECO Advisors (www.monecoadvisors.com), based in Fairfield, CT with offices in New Jersey, Rhode Island, New Canaan, Hamden, Wallingford, Glastonbury & Shelton, was founded in 1980, at a time when transactions ruled, and clients’ best interests were often lost in the shuffle. Since its inception, the team at MONECO always felt that clients deserved more. The firm was built to provide a truly client centric approach: In-depth financial planning that puts each client’s needs, priorities and goals at the center of its relationships.The firm strives to use its diverse experience, resources and a deep understanding of today’s financial planning topics to help give clients confidence, knowing that their financial future is in good hands and on track.

The Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund was started in 2014. Scholarships are awarded to the children of Fairfield Officers as well as students at both public high schools. In addition, scholarships will be offered at Fairfield Prep, Notre Dame, Fairfield Ludlowe & Fairfield Warde in the honor of the late Judge Dan Caruso. Please visit www.fpdcops.com/scholarship for more information.

Fairfield Police Foundation CT was founded in 2021. The mission of the foundation is to raise and distribute funds to the Fairfield Police Department for equipment, wellness and training that typically is outside of the municipal budget, as well as costs associated with Officer Wellness. In addition, the foundation supports the town’s K-9 Unit and the care and costs of the dogs that make it up. To learn more or get involved please visit https://fpdct.com/foundation/. 

Deputy Chief Keith Broderick (ret) is the Event Coordinator & Police Liaison. Eric Johnson, Partner, at MONECO Advisors, is our Co-Coordinator & Title Sponsor.

Race management provided by MS Running Productions & Marty Schaivone. MSRP directs over 39 charity events in CT each year. 

YES, WE ARE RUNNING AND WALKING IN ANY WEATHER unless it is lightning - then we will delay it until the police say OK. Please don't email on race day because we likely won’t see it.  We can't postpone to another date and we can't refund. But WE CAN HAVE FUN and enjoy the food trucks, adult hydration and 1000 friends who understand that weather reports are wrong more than half the time! 

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Sponsors

Sponsorship

We have several great Sponsorship opportunities!  Take a look below at the various sponsor levels and download the form.  We thank you for your continued support!

  • Gold Shield Sponsor - $5,000:
    • Company logo and name on banner, Logo and acknowledgment on all electronic advertisement, Logo on all printed material
    • Lawn signs at mile markers
    • Extra-large company logo on back of up to 1000 shirts
    • 10 free race entries
    • 5 addition shirts
    • 5 food truck tickets
    • Table at event
  • Silver Shield Sponsor - $2,500:
    • Company logo on banner
    • Large company logo on up to1000 shirts
    • Lawn signs at start & Finish of race
    • 5 race entries
    • 5 free shirts
    • 5 free food truck tickets 
    • Table at event 

  • Bronze Shield Sponsor - $1,000: 
    • Company logo on Banner
    • Large company logo on up to1000 shirts
    • 5 free shirts
    • 5 free food truck tickets
    • Table at event 

  • Partner Sponsor - $400:
    • Company logo on up to 1000 shirts. Table at event. 

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Race Website

Additional race information can be found at http://www.fpdcops.com/5ksponsorship.

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