Join us for the 'greatest little neighborhood run' that's not quite so little anymore! With over three decades of fun the word is out- Black Rock is a great place to run and walk. The community of Black Rock has a complete day of celebration every year as part of the Barnum Festival. Our Run/Walk starts the list of events on "Black Rock Day". It is followed by a bed race, the parade at high noon, and an entire day of family activities and great food.
Almost half of the 3.1 mile course runs directly alongside the harbor and Long Island Sound. The water views are terrific and the roads are flat. You won't forget the view at the finish and the post race party at the Norden Club. We welcome walkers & all level of participants. There will also be a free kids 1/10 mi fun run 15 minutes before the 5k start.
This is one of the oldest races in Fairfield County. You have an opportunity to experience a piece of the Bridgeport Community you will never forget! The course is flat & scenic through 2 miles, runs along Ash Creek and above the sea wall at St. Mary's. It is an absolutely spectacular view of Black Rock Harbor & the Fayerweather Lighthouse. The 3rd mile starts up "Old Battery Rd" for 1/10 mile. After that you'll enjoy a great downhill then it is absolutely flat to the finish the last half mile. All mile splits are marked. Reminder - Walkers are welcome and encouraged!
Go tohttp://www.hitekracing.com/runfortherock/ for all the race info you need AND WATCH THAT SITE FOR UPDATES AND REGISTRATION CLOSURE. THIS EVENT IS ABSOLUTELY LIMITED to 550 PARTICIPANTS for SAFETY, and PARKING SO THAT YOU CAN HAVE THE BEST EXPERIENCE POSSIBLE. PLEASE DO NOT WAIT -you may get shut out.Last year we were filled and closed pre registration the Monday before the race!
Pre-Reg bib & shirt pickup is on SATURDAY JUNE 9 from 3pm-6pm at the BRYAC RESTAURANT3074 Fairfield Ave. Bridgeport 06605. YES you CAN pick up for other people and we would encourage that you do.
WE MAY HAVE LIMITED LATE REG at full pricing if we are not sold out.Do NOT call BRYAC restaurant for any reason concerning this race or for pickup info.They are a host venue only & NOT part of the race committee. Bring exact cash or check. No cc's please. $35 for 19 & older, $20 for 18 & under and 70+. Tshirts are not guaranteed Saturday or race day.
RACE DAY REG IF AVAILABLE- starts 7:30am.$35 for 19& older, $20 for 18 & under and 70+. Our great T-shirts may have run out by then so please register early. Bring exact cash or check- no cc's please.
There will be plenty of food & fluids when you are finished including fruit, bagels, snacks and the TACO LOCO TRUCK giving out chips, salsa and FREE margarita coupons!
PARKING IS EXTREMELY LIMITED- it is mostly street parking so please try to car pool. There are various lots in the area that will add about a quarter mile walk to your warmup. This is the type of event you really do need to plan & get to early!
COURSE MAP- We have tweaked the course this year to insure a cleaner and safer start and finish. The little .15 mi horseshoe that we added after the downhill (on Pearsall Way) allows us to move the start down Seabright and away from the Norden Club This will allow for much easier loading with a full field of 550+.