Healthy Families 5K Run/Walk

The JLEFC 4th Annual Healthy Families 5K Run & Walk @ Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo
Sunday, April 22, 2018 @ 9:00am

Register here: https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Bridgeport/TheHealthyFamilies5KRunWalk

See below for REGISTRATION FEES & DEADLINES,  EVENT SCHEDULE, RACE DETAILS, SPONSOR OPPORTUNITIES and MORE.

Proceeds to benefit the Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County, its mission and Healthy Families, Healthy Futures community outreach projects.

This fun event is for participants of all ages! The computer-timed, winding 5K Run/Walk course
features two loops thru Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo with a loop around the entirety of Beardsley
Park.

New this year is an untimed, noncompetitive and open-to-all-abilities 1.5K Wellness Walk!
You’ll see the tigers, prairie dogs, anteaters and exotic birds, whether you choose to run or walk
in the 5K or 1.5K. Both courses take you through the zoo, and finish near the historic carousel.

Food, fluids, entertainment and more will be at the finish. Join us in celebrating Earth Day with a
special activity during the Post Race Party! Plan to stay and tour the zoo as guests when we are
done!

Keep us posted on your training progress and share photos on race day using our race hashtag
#JLEFC5K

Can’t run this year but still want to participate and donate to the JLEFC? Join in on our
VIRTUAL RACE! Run or walk from any location you choose! You can run, jog, or walk on the
road, on the trail, on the treadmill, at the gym or on the track (or even at another race). You get to
run your own race, at your own pace, and time it yourself. Keep us posted on your virtual run by using our virtual run hashtag #away5k.

Back by popular demand, our FREE KIDS FUN RUN will happen before the 5K! Offering a
noncompetitive, 1/4 mile race for kids 6th grade and younger – weather permitting! Please
note commemorative shirts will be given out only to children who have purchased a run or walk
ticket.

*Every entrant will get a free pass to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

*A commemorative shirt will be given to all entrants (sizes are guaranteed if you register by
April 1, and will be supplied after that time if available)

*Your 5k RUN will be computer-timed

*Bring a group of 10 or more for special pricing. Contact Emily Ackerman for details at
Emily.E.Ackerman@gmail.com

*Plenty of parking will be available in lots and designated areas. We ask you to be respectful
because the zoo is open to the general public–be sure to follow traffic flow rules and be mindful
of parking restrictions.

AWARDS

*Awards or prizes to top male & female finisher and three deep in (9) age groups

*Best Costume Awards: Let’s see what you’ve got! Lion? Tiger? A marsupial of your choice?

REGISTRATION FEES

Registration for the 5K RUN/WALK will close at 500 people, so sign up now, before it’s too
late!

February 5- April 18: $25 for ages 19 & over; only $18 for ages 18-13; only $12 for ages 12 &
under. Advanced registration will officially close on April 18 at 8pm.

April 20: Pre-reg pickup & late registration from 12:00am- 5:00pm at soundRUNNER in
Fairfield $30/ $20/ $15

April 21: Pre-reg pickup & late registration from 10:00-2:00pm at soundRUNNER in Fairfield
$30/ $20/ $15

April 22: Race Day: $35/ $20/ $15 Registration & pre-reg pickup opens at 7:45am

EVENT SCHEDULE

Friday, April 20: 12:00-5:00pm – Packet, bib & shirt pickup and late registration with
cash/check, available if the race hasn’t reached capacity, at soundRUNNER, 1596 Post Rd.
Fairfield

Saturday, April 21: 10:00am-2:00pm- Packet, bib & shirt pickup and late registration with
cash/check, available if the race hasn’t reached capacity, at soundRUNNER, 1596 Post Rd.
Fairfield

Sunday, April 22:

7:45-8:55 am Late registration and packet pickup at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo

8:30am Kids Fun Run

8:30am Warm Up

9:00am Healthy Families Run & Walk starts

9:30am Post-race party begins with food, activities and music!

10:00am Awards

SPONSOR & PARTNER OPPORTUNITIES

If you or your company would like to partner with us, please contact Emily Ackerman at
Emily.E.Ackerman@gmail.com

For vendor commitments, or to supply entertainment/volunteers on the course, please also
contact Emily Ackerman at Emily.E.Ackerman@gmail.com

We encourage the participation of community/neighborhood groups of all ages!

RACE DIRECTOR

Marty Schaivone, coordinator of more than 30 races in CT, including the Aquarion/Barnum
Festival 5k & 10k in Bridgeport, the Colony Grill Hot Oil 5K and Bigelow Tea Community Challenge
in Fairfield, the Great Pumpkin Classic at Trumbull High School, and many more races in
Fairfield County. MS Running Productions is available for event consulting & directing at
msrunningproductions@yahoo.com

For any course questions or concerns please contact Marty Schaivone directly at:
msrunningproductions@yahoo.com