Monday, March 4, 2024

The 4th Annual Short Beach 5K Run


Saturday, August 5th Beginning at 8:00 a.m.

Short Beach Park, 1 Dorne Drive, Stratford


MS Running Productions & Marty Schaivone welcome you to the fourth edition of this Lordship – Short Beach community event! There were close to 200 participants last year and we plan to sprint past that number this year, so come and join us!!

This event was formerly named the MADD DASH. Four years ago it was redesigned by MS Running Productions. Our charity partner remains MADD CT (Mothers Against Drunk Driving). All donations help MADD fund their programs and continue their mission to support and represent victims and their families.

We will also be collecting non-perishable foods for the Sterling House Community Center food bank. Please bring your donations to pre-pickup on Friday, August 4th noon to 3:30 p.m., or at the event on Saturday.

The 5K Run and the 1.3 Mile Walk will start at 8:30 a.m,

Awards presentation is at 9:30 a.m.


ALL ABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED! You can run or walk this 5K (3.1mi) course.

The 5k run is limited to 350 people, and will be computer-timed and eligible for awards. The 1.3 mile untimed walk is limited to 100 people. The Kids Fun Run (9 and under) on the beach is ALWAYS FREE


Entry Fees:

$32.50 July 24th-August 3rd ($22.50 for 18 & under)

$35 August 4th & 5th ($25  for 18 & under)

Race day registration is online only & ends at 8:25 a.m. on August 5th.

On race day the gates to Short Beach open at 7:15 a.m.

Please arrive by 8 a.m. on race day, August 5th, so that you will have free access to the beach. (Unless you have a resident town sticker)

No dogs are allowed into any area of the park.

We truly appreciate the support given to us by the Stratford Town Departments.  We could not host this event without our friends from Stratford-Recreation,Police Department, Fire Department, Health Department, EMS, and the Deprtment of Public Works.


For more complete information and to register go to:


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