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2022 The Fairfield Police Sunset 5K...

  • 5K Run:- Run 3.1 Miles
  • 1 Mile Walk:- 1 Mile Walk
Wednesday, July 20, 2022
Penfield One Pavilion
323 Fairfield Beach Road

_ The 2022 Fairfield Police Sunset 5K - Presented by MONECO Advisors:

The 4th Annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5K is Presented by MONECO Advisors. All proceeds will be donated to the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund & The Fairfield Police Foundation. You can run (3.1 miles) or walk (1 mile) course.

We are back and planning another great, family-friendly evening in Fairfield. In our humble opinions, the best night of the summer! 

This year we are raising the bar again and will be accepting the first 1000 runners & walkers.

We invite all abilities to run our 3.1 mile scenic & flat course or walk our separate 1 mile course, that we have designed for you. 

Starting and ending at Penfield Beach, this summer spectacular will include t-shirts, food truck rodeo, treats for the kiddos, fluids and adult libations for those of age.  


IMPORTANT DETAILS - The 5K distance is a computer chip timed event. You may run or walk in this event but must complete the entire distance or be disqualified.

The one mile walk IS NOT timed and is a different course than the 5K. 

All 5K and one mile participants receive the same shirts and amenities. 

We will offer online-only registration for this events. If it is not sold out then online registration will be open until 15 minutes before the start on July 20th.

We will make a call if same day/in person registration will be made available based on registrants at a later date if needed.

3/15 - $30  ALL AGES in the 5K for the first 200 registered

          $35 all ages in the 5K- registrants from 201 - 650

          $40 all ages in the 5K- registrants from 651 - 1000   
          and on 
race day IF NOT SOLD OUT

          $35 flat fee, for all ages in the one mile untimed    
                walk. This fee remains $35 through 7/20. 

         $15 Food truck ticket FOR NONREGISTERED onlySpectators, friends, & family will need to pay for this ticket to access any food and fluids. Must be done by 6pm on July 20th
Registered (PAID) participants DO NOT NEED TO DO THIS - it’s included in your fee!


March 15 - Registration opens

June 20 - Shirt size guarantee ends (after that  only "As Available" -  and we could run out)

July 18 - Early bib/shirt pickup at SoundRunner, Post RD. in Fairfield from 3-6 pm. 

July 19 - 11:30am-1pm Early bib/shirt pickup at SoundRunner  AND 3-6pm at Soundrunner

July 20 - 4:45pm - 6:15 pm bib/shirt pickup - Same day registration (if needed)  Located at the Jacky Durrell Pavilion on Fairfield Beach

6:20pm - Introduction & National Anthem and Team Triumph start

6:30pm - START of timed 5k distance and One-mile untimed walk
6:35pm - Food trucks open, water, fluids, Athletic Brewing non alcoholic craft beer,      

                Sierra Nevada (21 & over only, ID REQUIRED) & entertainment. 

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 prior to July 20th.

Shirt size choices will not be guaranteed after June 20th - after that only sizes ‘as available’ will remain - and we may run out.

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. As runners & walkers, please be courteous to them for welcoming us all into their neighborhoods.

Our 5k event will start at 6:30pm giving you a full 2 hours before sunset AND another half hour of wonderful twilight! 

The 5k Run (or you can walk) will be computer CHIP timed

There are 5k Awards this year! We will have:

First place trophies to overall male & female, medals to top 3 in age groups 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, & ten year groups to 80+

REMEMBER- paid participants in the 5k event and one mile events are welcome to enjoy our post event food and fluids - it’s included in your registration fee.

We ask any family or friends not to take items that are for our paid participants. They can buy a $15 food ticket and join us. Thank you.


COSTS- With fixed costs and prepayment of many items, we CANNOT under any conditions REFUND any registration fees. Our commitment to our charity partners will be maintained. We hope you can support this commitment and join us.

IMPORTANT DETAIL -There will be a 1000 person limit for this 5k event. We encourage everyone to donate any additional amount to our charity partners. Your donation is fully tax-deductible. 

MODIFICATIONS FOR A SAFE START- We will be using a chip-timed, "open start" format which has been successfully used in various races around the state. We can now start our full field of 1000 all at once. YOUR CHIP TIME STARTS WHEN YOU CROSS THE START LINE. If you are more comfortable starting a distance behind the “group” your 5K course time will start only when you cross the line. 

WE NEED YOUR HELP FOR A SAFE START- If you are truly at a speedier running level (6-7min pace per mile or under), we urge you to be at the start early and ready to go at 6:30 pm. This will avoid crowding on the course and help everyone to run more safely. Thanks!

ON THE COURSE AND COURSE MAPS- We ask you to stay safe, announce if you are passing from behind, and not to run in groups.

Our 5k (timed) course map: https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7227937   
Our one-mile (untimed) course map  https://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=7385464 


ONLY THE FIRST PLACE male & female, and first place police division, will be asked to be part of the awards ceremony. 
ALL AGE GROUP AWARDS will be distributed at the Finish Line table next to the computer timer. You must pick up there.

If not they will be available for pickup at SoundRunner in Fairfield starting 7/25.   No awards will be mailed. 

All finishing times will be available online & posted when available on site, after the completion of the event. You can also opt-in to receive your results by text. 

TERRIFIC PICTURES FROM THE PAST: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO4EqXHW01FWgLZVRNOe0xhrpia8DXVQ4bhxWmiGKvXu6l242lofkmD6Q4Kr3iJpQ?pli=1&key=aFRLV09PcEF4UTlTajdfUVRKMV85TmY3TTZ4cWpB

MONECO Advisors (www.monecoadvisors.com)based in Fairfield, CT with offices in Avon, New Canaan, Hamden, Wallingford & Shelton, was founded in 1980, at a time when transactions ruled, and clients’ best interests were often lost in the shuffle. Since its inception, the team at MONECO always felt that clients deserved more. The firm was built to provide a truly client centric approach: In-depth financial planning that puts each client’s needs, priorities and goals at the center of its relationships.The firm strives to use its diverse experience, resources and a deep understanding of today’s financial planning topics to help give clients confidence, knowing that their financial future is in good hands and on track.

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. In addition, scholarships will be offered at Fairfield Prep, Notre Dame, Fairfield Ludlowe & Fairfield Warde in the honor of the late Judge Dan Caruso. Please visit www.fpdcops.com/scholarship for more information.

Fairfield Police Foundation CT was founded in 2021. The mission of the foundation is to raise and distribute funds to the Fairfield Police Department for equipment, wellness and training that typically is outside of the municipal budget, as well as costs associated with Officer Wellness. In addition, the foundation supports the town’s K-9 Unit and the care and costs of the dogs that make it up. To learn more or get involved please visit https://fpdct.com/foundation/

Deputy Chief Keith Broderick is the Event Coordinator & Police LiaisonEric Johnson, Director of Marketing & Communications at MONECO Advisors, is our Co-Coordinator & Title Sponsor.

Race management provided by MS Running Productions & Marty Schaivone. MSRP directs over 45 charity events in CT each year. Proceeds in these events totaled over $250,000 in charitable donations in 2021. 

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 1000 friends who understand that weather reports are wrong more than half the time! 

Other Info

-) 2022 race registration is open • Registration Information 


2021 Results at: athlinks.com 
2020 Results: not available ???
2019 Results at: runsignup.com
2018 Results at: runsignup.com


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