MADD Dash 5K, 2 Mile Lighthouse Stroll, Kids Scamper & Virtual Run

Sat August 3, 2019 Stratford, CT US 06615 Directions
Short Beach Park 1 Dorne Rd.
Stratford, CT US 06615


Thanks for being with us at our 30th anniversary celebration! It was a great day and a fine late rush got our numbers close to 300 which will help MADD to fund its educational programs and support all victims and their families. 

At our awards ceremony we saluted our TWO - 93 years young participants: Betty Holroyd and Herman Bershtein. They are amazing! 

Thanks- and remember it’s never too late to donate to this great organization that has been supporting victims and being and advocate for over three decades.


Results- we do apologize that our results aren’t available online and won’t be till next week. Our timer was faced with a deadline for a flight to Oakland right after the finish - and didn’t have time to upload the site. If you think you might be an age group award recipient please email me and I can find out. 

PICTURES- donated by John Grant  go to - and click on Photography  

please remember to thank John and all he has done for the MADD Dash and many other races  


Marty Schaivone race director



For 29 years MADD-CT has hosted one of the top events in Fairfield County. We look forward to having you join us for the 30th edition and help the programs and victims that MADD supports.

There are many options and great family friendly pricing for you to enjoy. Our flat and scenic courses are easy to maneuver and great for all ability levels. Last year our participants in the 5k distance ranged in age from 8 to 92! 

                                      We salute our Title Sponsor


                                  Koskoff  Koskoff and Beider PC 
       They have supported this event & MADD CT for many years. 

We thank our presenting sponsor Milford Bank for returning as well as the Town of Stratford and many others who have helped us host a great event for three decades.

We start and finish at the very scenic Short Beach in Stratford. When you are done it's just a 25 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 offer great commemorative shirts to pre registered by July 21 to guarantee sizing. After that date your sizing MAY NOT be available, There may be shirts at late reg 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 database 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 are awards, trophies or prizes for the 5k male & female champions. The top three in each age group will also earn awards: 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ and beyond if they are pre registered  

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!

Sunday July 21- Guaranteed T-shirt sizing ends. 

Friday 8/2
2-6pm pre reg pickup and late reg at Crunch Fitness 1100 Barnum Ave.

Saturday 8/3 
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

Event Fees Schedule - for the 5K and walk -
2/26-5/31 Early bird pre reg $24 for 19 & older/$18 for 18 & under
6/1- 7/31 (closes 8pm) pre reg fee $27/$18

8/2 at early pickup and 8/3 on event day reg fees are $30 for 19 & older, $20 for 18 & under 

Event Directors-
Michelle Lettieri has been with MADD since 1993 and has been a staunch advocate for victims and their families.
Marty Schaivone has directed the MADD Dash since 1993 under the guidance of Michelle Lettieri of MADD. He also directs 45 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 2019 schedule: 
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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