Beginner Friendly Running Events in Bridgeport

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JUN22
Shamrock Sprint
Fairfield, CT, United States

Although the run takes place in Greenfield Hill, our 5K (3.1 Mile) course is not hilly! Our gentle course is shady and beautiful with sweeping stone walls, horses, open space, and tree-lined streets -- a truly picturesque setting! Race is chip timed for all participants.

$32
Shamrock Sprint
JUL14
Savin Rock 5K
West Haven, CT, United States

Our annual running of the Savin Rock 5K has returned in sunny July! Enjoy a flat run along the beach on the Savin Rock Boardwalk with nice coastal breezes. No cars to worry about on the boardwalk!

$30
Savin Rock 5K
SEP2
Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
New Haven, CT, United States

The Faxon Law New Haven Road Race features half marathon, half marathon relay, 20K, 5K, and Kids Fun Run! The event hosts the 20K National Championships. The event is limited to 7,500 runners. Don't miss the post race party on the Green with live music, kids activities, food & beer for 21+.

$8 - $80
Faxon Law New Haven Road Race
OCT20
Great Pumpkin Classic
Trumbull, CT, United States

Welcome to our 29th Annual Great Pumpkin Classic 5K Run, a 2 Mile Walk For Health & Kids Fun Runs. The run, walk & kids committees, sponsors and volunteers truly appreciate you being here with us. You will be helping to add to our proceeds which have totaled over $300,000 since our start in 1991.

$10 - $30
Great Pumpkin Classic
SEP15
Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run
Woodbridge, CT, United States

Our USATF Certified Course starts on the JCC Campus and winds up through the JCC Day Campus and into a beautiful residential Woodbridge neighborhood. At the same time, a two-mile Family Fitness Walk and Kids' obstacle course will be held. Groups are encouraged to participate both in all three events. Free race event t-shirts are provided to pre-registered participants of both the 5K and Family Fitness Walk. Awards for the top three men and women overall and in each age group will be given.

$25
Murray Lender 5K Bagel Run
AUG4
Floyd's 5K
Northford, CT, United States

Coach Floyd was a beloved and respected coach in North Branford for over three decades. This will be the annual Floyd's 5K cross country race & fun run, an event in which we will celebrate the life and spirit that Floyd brought to his athletes & community. These events are a testimony to Floyd and the lasting effect he had on kids and adults alike. The committee dedicates many hours to put this together and is lead by his three children Jennifer, Todd and Dave. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Floyd Parness Scholarship Fund. Each May, two North Branford seniors will receive the scholarships. These students have run indoor track, outdoor track and/or cross country, the sports in which Floyd coached. They exhibit traits which Floyd felt so strongly about including heart, dedication and perseverance.

$15 - $25
Floyd's 5K
OCT27
Reservoir Run Half Marathon
Weston, CT, United States

The Weston Kiwanis Club is honored to host the eighth year of the Reservoir Run Half Marathon, 5K, and Kids Fun Run. We encourage you to join us for the Kiwanian's premier event. The Weston Community, Police, Town and Schools join together every year to bring you one of the finest events in CT.

Free - $50
Reservoir Run Half Marathon
NOV28
Stratford Turkey Day Trot
Stratford, CT, United States

The Stratford Turkey Day Trot has become one of the largest of its kind in the area. From its humble start 18 years ago with under 100 people in Stratford Center our event has grown each year to now over 1000 people each year.

$28
Stratford Turkey Day Trot
OCT6
Anda 5K For Haven Free Clinic
New Haven, CT, United States

Register to run, walk, or simply cheer for HAVEN Free Clinic's annual 5K event. Your registration fee and each dollar you raise will enable us to provide quality, comprehensive care to patients in New Haven. Every step you take will bring us closer to a happier and healthier community. ANDA! Come on!

$25
Anda 5K For Haven Free Clinic
SEP14
Floyd’s 5K Run or Walk
Northford, CT, United States

The original PoCo Fest 5K was created by Floyd Parness in 2009. Coach Floyd was a beloved and respected coach in North Branford for over three decades. This will be the 3rd annual Floyd's 5K cross country race & fun run, an event in which we will celebrate the life and spirit that Floyd brought to his athletes & community. These events are a testimony to Floyd and the lasting effect he had on kids and adults alike. The committee dedicates many hours to put this together and is lead by his three children Jennifer, Todd and Dave. A portion of the proceeds will go towards the Floyd Parness Scholarship Fund. Each May, two North Branford seniors will receive the scholarships. These students have run indoor track, outdoor track and/or cross country, the sports in which Floyd coached. They exhibit traits which Floyd felt so strongly about including heart, dedication and perseverance.

$10 - $25
Floyd’s 5K Run or Walk
DEC7
NIA Jingle Bell Run
Trumbull, CT, United States

Join us for the annual NIA Jingle Bell Run, on a scenic rolling hill 5K course through the heart of the Nichols community, with one of the best race finishes in Fairfield County. Walkers are welcomed to participate in a our Health Walk on the rolling hills of Nichols.

$21
NIA Jingle Bell Run
SEP28
The Smithtown Running of the Bull 5K
Smithtown, NY, United States

The cool fair weather provides the perfect atmosphere for accomplishing a personnel best. Located in the middle of Long Islands north shore it is easy to get to. This race never disappoints with great food from the local businesses after the race. Not just bagels! Bring the family and plan on walking around town to the many restaurants or a visit to Smithtowns Winery afterwards!

$10 - $25
The Smithtown Running of the Bull 5K
NOV2
APK (Capt Andrew Pedersen-Keel) 5K
Guilford, CT, United States

This is the Annual APK 5K Run/Ruck/Walk and kids fun run in memory of Capt Andrew Pedersen-Keel. All proceeds of this years race will benefit the Special Forces Charitable Trust, Fisher House - West Haven, The APK Endowment Fund (Madison and Guilford Foundations), Spike's K9 Fund and Wounded Warriors Family Support.

$10 - $25
APK (Capt Andrew Pedersen-Keel) 5K
OCT27
Michael Sena’s Run for Hope
Deer Park, NY, United States

Fast & Flat course through Deer Park, NY. Our annual run/walk begins and ends at Deer Park High School. All proceeds to benefit Michael Sena Memorial Fund, Inc a 501(c)(3) public charity focused on raising awareness about drug addiction, while sharing knowledge and resources for those battling addiction and their families.

$25
Michael Sena’s Run for Hope
MAY10
Lightfoot Mother’s Day 10K
Norwalk, CT, United States

After meeting with the Norwalk Police, we have come up with a revised course that keeps the best elements of the original and eliminates many of the headaches. Gone are the construction and hill on East Wall Street, fighting angry motorists at Exits 15 and 16 of I-95, dodging cars and trying to figure out which way to go at the traffic circles at the ends of Gregory Boulevard, and passing by two large Catholic churches. Instead, you'll be treated to a few miles of the paved Norwalk River Valley Trail through Matthews and Oyster Shell Parks.

$12 - $22
Lightfoot Mother’s Day 10K

What you need to know about Beginner Friendly Running Events

Whether you’re completely new to running or just getting back into the swing of things, we’ve got some great race recommendations to get you started. Chosen by our team, these are some of our favourite events for first-timers. 5k races & 10k races are perfect for beginners, they tend to be relatively flat (always check the elevation just in case) and there’ll usually be a great crowd to cheer you on.

Find the right running event for you

To keep motivated try to run with friends and to organise a race a few months away as something to work towards. Running as a sport is very inclusive, people love to chat and give a boost to those around them! Practice makes perfect so with the right training you can achieve anything. Start small and it won’t be long before you’re a total professional tackling the bigger races.

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