THE FAIRFIELD POLICE SUNSET 5K, presented by Rocco & Associates Wealth Management, one mile walk, and Kids & Cops Scamper

5K, 1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Wed, Jul 24, 2019


Fairfield, CT


Activity Today Later

Fairfield Police Sunset 5K Run or Walk- a timed event (Includes Dinner Ticket)

$35 $35 Closed

Fairfield Police Sunset One Mile Walk- a NON TIMED event (Includes Dinner Ticket)

$35 $35 Closed

Fairfield Police Free Kids & Cops Scamper

$0 $0 Closed

Fairfield Police Sunset Dinner Ticket (If not registered for run or walk)

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

The 2nd annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5K is presented by Rocco & Associates Wealth Management. All proceeds will be donated to the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund & the Friends of the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities.


Last year the newest family evening in Fairfield was a huge success! Over 700 runners, walkers and kids participated in a terrific event that was the highlight of the summer! Many friends, family, and neighbors in the area came to watch and join in the fun. Don't miss out this year.

We invite all abilities to run, walk, scamper or stroll the scenic & flat courses we have designed for you. 

Starting and ending at Penfield Beach, this summer spectacular will include food trucks featuring Colony Grill, Taco Loco, Micallizi's Italian Ice, Saugatuck Sweets & Sierra Nevada Beer for anyone 21 and over. There's even more food, activities for kids, entertainment and family fun.


Online only Registration info for the 5k & walk:

4/1- 4/30      $30- 19 & over    $25- 18 & under

5/1- 7/22      $35                        $25 

7/23 & 7/24  $40                        $30

4/1 - 7/24      FREE Kids & Cops Scamper

Your Dinner Ticket is included with every  5k & walk registration only- but NOT with the Kids & Cops scamper.
Anyone can purchase a separate meal ticket for $10. This includes all food trucks & beer.
You will need a food ticket for spectators, friends and family unless they are 5k/walk registered.



April 1- Registration opens

May 1- Fees increase

July 10- T shirt size guarantee ends (after that  only "As Available" - and we could run out)

July 22- Online registration closes

July 23- Early bib/shirt pickup & late registration at SoundRunner in Fairfield from 3-7pm. Includes a sale of 15% discount on all items

July 24- 4:45pm - 6:20pm bib/shirt pickup & late registration- Penfield II building on Fairfield Beach Rd.

                6:15pm - Kids Scamper starts on Fairfield Beach Rd.

                6:25pm - Introduction & National Anthem

                6:30pm - START of 5k & Walk followed by our great post-race party, with food trucks, beer, & entertainment.

                7:15”pm- Awards presented

There will not be race day registrations if we have reached our 1000 limit. An announcement will be made on this page if the registration has closed. Shirt size choices will close on July 10 - after which will be ‘as available’ if any remain

A Dinner ticket is included with every run & walk registration. If you register for the 5k event or one mile walk our fabulous food buffet and beer (21 & over only) IS part of your registration. Enjoy!


The Penfield Beach area is scenic, quiet, and surrounded by a welcoming neighborhood of supporters. There will be ample parking right nearby as well as just 3/10 mile down the road at Jennings Beach. We want to thank the neighbors and friends in the area for their support and patience while we host this fundraising event.

Our 5k event and one mile walk will start at 6:30pm giving you a full 2 hours before sunset AND another half hour of wonderful twilight! Awards OR prizes will be given to overall M&F champions and in 9 age groups (see event details).

The 5k Run (or you can walk) will be computer CHIP Timed & eligible for awards. The one mile walk IS NOT TIMED & no awards are given. 

5k Awards will be given to the top male & female champions and the 1st, 2nd, 3rd in age groups 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69 and 70+ (don't worry- if we have anyone over 80 or 90 PRE-registered we WILL have awards for them!)
We may choose to introduce only the overall champions and top M&F Police finishers. All other awards will be given out separately on site in a location near the finish line timing van.

Our FREE Kids & Cops Scamper (1/10mile) will start at 6:15pm and end at our finish line of the 5k course.

This scamper is not timed - it is a non-competitive event limited to 5th grade & under.  

We have also added a dinner alternative for friends, family members and spectators who are NOT registered. 

For just $10, anyone who has not paid an entry fee for the 5k or one mile can join us for our great  post race dinner. We will be featuring Colony Grill Hot Oil pizza truck, the Taco Loco truck, Sierra Nevada Beer, and much more that will be included in our awesome buffet. Since the run and walk will finish just around dinner time, this is a great way to bring family and friends to watch, volunteer or just enjoy a post event meal together.  REMEMBER- paid participants in the 5k run or one mile walk are already included in the dinner.

KIDS REGISTERED IN THE FREE FUN RUN DO NOT HAVE DINNER INCLUDED- The $10 dinner ticket is a great option for them and any friends or family that want to join you.

                        Register Now! Don't get shut out. We want you to enjoy a great evening. 


Rocco & Associates Wealth Management, Inc. was founded in Fairfield in 1973 to assist individuals and families across all aspects of their financial lives. The firm provides life planning and seeks to create financial stability and independence for each client. In doing so, Rocco & Associates has earned a reputation for excellence within the community by providing high-touch, personalized, service. Our team has provided objective advice and guidance for over 40 years. Please visit for more information.

The Friends of the Bigelow Center for Senior Activities  is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit volunteer organization.  The mission of “the Friends” is to provide funding for enhancements to the programs, services, and facilities of the Senior Center of Fairfield, CT. In addition, the organization hosts fundraising events, promotes community awareness and supports the Senior Center through advocacy initiatives.

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. New this year we will be scholarships offered at Fairfield Prep and Notre Dame in the honor of the late Judge Dan Caruso. Please visit for more information.

LT. Keith Broderick is the Event Coordinator & Police liaison. Eric Johnson with Rocco & Associates Wealth Management is our Title Sponsor & Co-Coordinator.

Race management provided by MS Running Productions & Marty Schaivone. MSRP directs over 47 charity events in CT this year. Proceeds in these events totaled over $250,000 in charitable donations last year. The 2019 MSRP schedule link: 

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 unless it is an emergency - in which case you should be dialing 9-1-1 & not emailing a race director! 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 over 1000 friends who understand that weather reports are wrong more than half the time! 

Discuss This Activity