"Stags Run for Stags" Virtual Race Inspires Togetherness Across the Globe

"Stags Run for Stags" Virtual Race Inspires Togetherness Across the Globe

Race participants, the Lee Family Carlton ’23, with parent Daryl P’23 and sister.

Race participants, the Lee Family (from left to right): student Carlton ’23, with parent Daryl P’23 and sister.

Close to 300 runners, walkers, and bikers showed their Fairfield spirit during last month's “Stags Run for Stags” virtual race — and raised more than $3,000 to support current and future Fairfield students.

Hosted and coordinated by Fairfield University’s Student Alumni Association (SAA), the inaugural “Stags Run for Stags” was a great success thanks to the 296 virtual race participants — runners, walkers, and bikers — from 16 states (plus Washington, D.C.) and three countries: U.S., U.K., and the Netherlands. During race weekend, Friday, November 20 to Sunday, November 22, these alumni, parents, and friends of Fairfield came together to raise more than $3,000 in support of current and future Stags’ Fairfield experiences. Due to popular demand, the SAA is already making plans for next year’s event. Save the date for November 19-21, 2021.

During race weekend, participants had the opportunity to participate in several social media photo contests to win prizes. Congratulations to all of the winners in the following categories:

  • Most Fairfield Pride - Kayla Frain ’20, Bill Frain P’20, and Jenny Frain P’20
  • Cutest Future Stag - the child of Michael Tafuto ’14
  • “Stags Who Run Together Stay Together” (for StagMates) - Lindsey Hanley Finelli ’15 and Chris Finelli ’15, MS’16
  • “Stags Are Stronger In Herds” (largest social-distanced group) - Alison Hildenbrand ‘05 & friends

See photos of these winners and other racers by browsing through the “SRFS 2020” highlight story on our Fairfield Alumni Instagram page.

For more information, please visit fairield.edu/StagsRunForStags, or contact the Office of Alumni Relations at (203) 254-4280 or alumni@fairfield.edu.

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Last modified: 12-17-20 9:39 PM

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