5K

 

The 4th Annual Sound Tigers 5K, benefiting Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Fairfield Police Scholarship Fund, and Griffin Hospital Health Initiative for Men, will take place on Thursday, April 5, 2018. The race will begin and end at the Webster Bank Arena, and run through beautiful Seaside Park. 


Those who register prior to March 1 pay just $30, registrations throughout the month of March will cost $35 and those who register on race day will pay $40.  All participants will receive a race performance t-shirt, a chip-timed bib, a ticket to the Sound Tigers game on April 15th against the Charlotte Checkers, and much more!


 REGISTER HERE 


 

WHAT: 2018 Sound Tigers 5K

WHEN: Thursday, April 5. Registration opens at 5:00 p.m.

                 Tentative Kid's Fun Run at 6:15 p.m.

     5K begins at 6:30 p.m.

WHERE: Webster Bank Arena and Seaside Park

COURSE MAP COMING SOON!  

WHO BENEFITS: Net proceeds of the race will benefit Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters Foundation, Fairfield Police Scholarship Fund, and Griffin Hospital Health Initiative for Men

The Bridgeport Fallen Firefighters Foundation was created to help families of firefighters who lost their lives in the line of duty.

The Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund was established in 2014 and benefits the children of Fairfield Police Officers.  Each year, scholarships are awarded to the children of a current Fairfield Police Officers.  The Fund began with an initial contribution of $10,000 and has grown substantially through a combination of fundraisers and donations. In addition, all Fairfield Police Officer make a contribution to the fund from their weekly pay.

Griffin Hospital launched the Health Initiative for Men (HiM) in June 2011 to help inspire men to have an annual physical and raise awareness about men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and colorectal cancer. Ansonia businessman Frank Michaud and his wife, Judy, established a special "Health Initiative for Men Fund" at the Valley Community Foundation which enabled the hospital to roll out its first men's health campaign: cards that could be given to men encouraging them to "get to the doctor" for their annual check-ups. Approximately 20,000 of these free cards, which included men's health screening guidelines and checklists, were distributed at Griffin Hospital, local businesses, and through area schools.


This year's race is being directed by 

Marty Schaivone-MS Running Productions. MSRP partners with 3 other Bridgeport events and 35 more in CT. The 2018 schedule link is www.hitekracing.com/calender/

 

 REGISTRATION:

·      $30 through Feb. 28 at 11:59 p.m.

·      $35 from March 1 through April 4 at 11:59 p.m.

·      $40 day of race (Credit Card and Cash only on Race Day)

·      Kids registering for 5K will receive $5 off each price

·      Kids Fun Run around the Arena is free of charge

Note: Administrative and processing fees not included

ALL PARTICIPANTS RECEIVE: 

  • Race T-shirt
  • A Chip Timed Bib
  • Finisher's Medal
  • 1 Ticket to the Sound Tigers game on April 15th against the Charlotte Checkers
  • Post-Race Refreshments

PACKET PICKUP:  The above items and more will be available for pickup at Webster Bank Arena on Thursday, April 5th beginning at 5:00pm.  Teams will be able to coordinate separate packet pick-ups if necessary.

POST RACE DINING OPTIONS- COMING SOON!

OVERALL RACE WINNERS GET:

  • Special Prize Certificates
  • Tickets to future Sound Tigers games
  • The chance to participate in the ceremonial puck drop at the Sound Tigers game on April 15th

AGE DIVISION WINNERS GET:

  • Special Prize Certificates
  • Tickets to future Sound Tigers games
  • Age Divisions for Male and Female:
    • 9 and under
    • 10-12
    • 13-18
    • 19-29
    • 30-39
    • 40-49
    • 50-59
    • 60-69
    • 70+

PARKING: Available in the flat lot across the street from the Arena at no charge on the day of the race 

PHOTOS: Will be available on soundtigers.com and social media.  Finish photos and video will be available with event results.

Refund and Transfer Policy: Consistent with the running industry standard all entry fees are NON-refundable and cannot be deferred toward a future event. Bib numbers are NON-transferable. The selling and/or giving away of a bib number is not allowed and will result in disqualification of both the original bib owner and the runner using the bib number. Both runners will be prohibited from participation in this event for a minimum of two years. Transferring or accepting another bib not only delays our emergency services, it also effects the results of every participant.

Severe Weather & Cancellation Policy: This event is being held rain or shine. Weather forecasts are tracked for heavy rain, thunder and lightning, high winds, snow, etc. If there is a possibility of threatening weather, information will be posted on our web site and social media pages to alert participants of possible changes. We will also do our best to send an e-blast to all pre-registered registrants that have supplied us with a viable email address. Severe weather or a forecast to become severe during the event could change the race start time. This event could be postponed or cancelled. No Refunds given if the event is delayed, postponed, or cancelled due to severe weather or by direction of Facility Directors, Park Services, Police, or State Officials.”

NON-RUNNERS: Additional game tickets at discounted rates are available by calling 203-345-2300 ext. 7.