Hundreds of University Runners in Fairfield Half-Marathon, June 26

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Hundreds of University Runners in Fairfield Half-Marathon, June 26

On your mark, get set, STAGS!

Fairfield University is once again a proud sponsor of the Faxon Law Fairfield Half Marathon & 5K taking place on June 25 and June 26, 2016 where approximately 300 Fairfield University affiliated runners will toe the starting line at the Annual FaxonLaw Fairfield Half-Marathon & 5K Run. This year runners are very excited to be part of such an iconic Fairfield tradition, all the while sporting their stag spirit!

According to race organizers, “The Fairfield Road Races are a unique community event in Fairfield, Connecticut with a celebrated history of regional participation and broad-based community support. The races have gained national acclaim and a large international following. The half marathon (13.1 miles) and the 5K (3.1 miles) field over 6,000 runners, including international stars and runners from across the country. Several thousand volunteers and spectators line the course annually to support the runners.”

This year the race has gotten even better! Fairfield University has introduced an exciting new opportunity for runners; the Lucas Challenge . That’s right! Our very own Lucas the Stag is challenging runners to complete both the Half Marathon and the 5K, which requires running a whopping 16.2 miles in 24 hours. Those who complete this challenge will receive, alongside bragging rights, a tech tee, finisher’s medal, custom colored race bib and a bottle of Henkell Sparkling Wine to celebrate!

Registered runners, take a break from your training to pick up your race day packets this Friday , June 24 from 12pm - 6pm & Saturday, June 25 from 10:30am - 4:30pm at the Fairfield University, Quick Center for the Arts, 1073 North Benson Rd. Fairfield, CT. Be sure to stop by our Fairfield University Affiliates Table to grab your free branded sweatband to wear during race day and flaunt your stag pride!

Not running, but still want to be part of the excitement? Make sure to show your support by joining Lucas and other members of the Stag family during the race at our Fairfield University cheer station filled with music, snacks and spirit. Wear your Fairfield University gear and be ready to cheer!

WHEN

Sunday, June 26  8:00am

WHERE

92 Edward Street, Fairfield CT 06824

We are located at the 12.8 mile marker, a prime spot to support our runners through the most grueling part of the race, their finishing kick!

DIRECTIONS

Please park at the Fairfield YMCA located at 841 Old Post Road, Fairfield, CT 06824. The walk is about 10 mintues to the cheer station.

RSVP

pr@fairfield.edu

Our runners and support team are beyond excited for this weekend’s festivities, we’re lacing up our sneakers, putting on our Stag spirit and getting out there to rise to the challenge. Come join us to be part of history in the making! Best of luck to all our runners and as always, Go Stags!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last modified: 05-12-16 12:46 PM

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