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 a healthy environment that vulnerable children and families need to have the opportunity to reach their full potential.
We have enabled nearly 4,000 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 programs and college preparation assistance for inner-city teens, helped economically disadvantaged immigrant women and children learn English and life skills, helped children battling cancer, have 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©(3) tax-exempt organization, Tax ID number 26-4783810.
For more information about JPFF, visit our website www.jpff.org.
EVENT FEATURES & HIGHLIGHTS
Our ‘chip-timed’ 5k event takes place in Greenfield ‘Hill’ but our 3.1 Mile course is not hilly! The gently rolling course is shaded on tree-lined streets, going past sweeping stone walls, horses, and open spaces. It is a truly picturesque setting!
The Shamrock Sprint is hosted on-site at the CT Audubon Nature Center. After you’re finished we encourage you to walk through the great trails on the Audubon property. It is a perfect cool-down activity with friends, family or on your own to enjoy the native flora and fauna. CT Audubon memberships are available!
The after-race party features Garden Catering serving terrific food along with Stew Leonard’s baked goods and Alene’s Ice Cream Truck. There will be many family-friendly activities including children’s games and a bounce house from 9:30 am – 11:00.
StretchLab and CycleBar will be on-site offering complimentary services.
This event will be held rain or shine.
Shamrock Sprint Event Schedule Saturday, June 20:
7:30 Bib pickup opens. NO RACE DAY REGISTRATION IF SOLD OUT
8:55 Check-in closes
9:00 5K Race & 5K walk start
9:30 Post-race party
10:15 Awards ceremony
Friday, from 4:30 – 7 p.m. Bib pick up - at soundRUNNER, 1596 Post Road, Fairfield.
Avoid the lines on Saturday & join us to pick up your bib, shirt, goodies AND take advantage
Our donation fee is $35 for adults 19 and over, $25 for 14 & under.
This 5k event is timed by the ChronoTrack B-Tag RFID (chip) system.
Great t-shirts for all pre-registered runners.
Awards for top finishers in all age groups.
Medals for all child participants.
Special prizes and awards will be distributed to the overall men’s and women’s champions
Trophies to top 3 males & females in each age group:
5-7, 8-10,11-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39. 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
Sponsorship Opportunities are available:
For sponsorship details, please contact [email protected]
Click here to view racecourse.
The course will be marked with flour arrows on the road, turning signs, cones & mile markers. Police are on duty but roads are open.
The race will start and finish at the CT Audubon Society Center.
RACE AND WALK FEES ARE THE SAME
Newly designed – t-shirts – for all Pre-Reg Runners and as available on Race Day.
Please register by June 8th 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.