2nd Annual Shamrock Sprint to benefit The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation


Event Date

Sat, Aug 12, 2017


Fairfield, CT


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5K Run/Walk Adult

$32 $32 Closed

5K Run/Walk

$32 $32 Closed

5K Run/Walk Kids

$22 $22 Closed

About This Activity

The Shamrock Sprint begins and ends at the Connecticut Audubon Nature Center, 2325 Burr Street, Fairfield, CT 06824.

Pre-Registration Bib Pickup 4-7 pm Friday, Aug. 11, 4-7 pm at Soundrunner, 1596 Post Road, Fairfield, CT . Soundrunner is offering our runners a 20% discount during these hours.

Although the run takes place in Greenfield ‘Hill’, our 5K (3.1 Mile) course is not hilly! It is a great course with a slight roll up and a lot more flat roads to speed through. Our gentle course is shady and beautiful with sweeping stone walls, horses, open space, and tree-lined streets -- a truly picturesque setting!

Shamrock Sprint Event Schedule:
7:30 Bib pickup & onsite registration opens.
8:45 registration closes.
9:00 Race start time.
9:30-noon post-race party.
10:00 awards ceremony.

The Shamrock Sprint is a 5K road race through the bucolic Greenfield Hill area of Fairfield, CT and an after-race party hosted on-site at the CT Audubon Nature Center 9:30 am - 12 pm. Race will be held rain or shine.  Lower pricing for children ages 14 and under.

Special prizes and awards to overall men's and women's champions
Trophies to top 3 finishers in each category (male & female)
1-6, 7-9, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39. 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Sponsorship Opportunities are available:
For sponsorship details,please contact Susannah.emra@gmail.com

T-shirts and giveaways are guaranteed for the first 150 registered participants.
The post-race party will include many family-friendly activities including children's games and  bounce house, food from Garden Catering, B GOOD and Taco Loco.
Click here to view race course.
The race will start and finish at the CT Audubon Society Center.
The 5K distance is chip timed for all participants.

RACE AND WALK FEES ARE THE SAME ($32 for Adults, $22 for Children)
Newly designed - t-shirts - for all Pre-Reg Runners and as available on Race Day.
Please register early to ensure sizing & availability.
Please bring exact bills or a check to speed up onsite registration.

Remember it is illegal to give or transfer a bib to anyone else.
Doing so will disqualify both people and void any & all claims against the event & its personnel. Using someone else's bib number could delay emergency response teams and compromise the safety of the participant. It will also affect the results of others in the race

Sorry but dogs are not allowed on Audubon property. Bicycles are not allowed on the course. Carpooling is encouraged. Please park along Burr Street in designated areas and on Midlock Road across the street from the CT Audubon Nature Center building.

This race is a fundraiser to benefit the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation, a local non-profit  founded in 2009 in memory of John Flanagan who lost his battle to cancer at the age of 44. JPFF's mission is to help vulnerable children and families by supporting charities that provide the direction, education and healthy environment that vulnerable children and families need to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

We have enabled nearly 3,000 inner-city children to go on field trips to the CT Audubon Society in Fairfield as part of the John Patrick Flanagan Trailblazers program. We've funded programming and college preparation assistance for inner-city teens, helped economically disadvantaged immigrant women and children learn English and life skills, helped children battling cancer, supported children affected by HIV/AIDS, sponsored volunteer attorneys who work to place children in safe permanent homes and given scholarships to children who have a financial need as well as children who have lost a parent to cancer.

Thank you for your support for the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation.
JPFF is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, Tax ID number 26-4783810.
For more information about JPFF, visit our website www.jpff.org.

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