Beginner Friendly Running Events in Bridgeport

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APR27
Greens Farms Academy Dragon Dash
Westport, CT, United States

We invite you to lace up your sneakers for a family friendly 5k (3.1mi) run and walk from Greens Farm Academy. You'll be going through a great, scenic location with beautiful water views. The Dragon Dash features a gentle 5k course that winds along Long Island Sound. All ages and fitness abilities are welcome and encouraged.

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Greens Farms Academy Dragon Dash

Westport, CT, USAView event
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We invite you to lace up your sneakers for a family friendly 5k (3.1mi) run and walk from Greens Farm Academy. You'll be going through a great, scenic location with beautiful water views. The Dragon Dash features a gentle 5k course that winds along Long Island Sound. All ages and fitness abilities are welcome and encouraged.

$12 - $28
Greens Farms Academy Dragon Dash
APR28
YMCA 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Marcie Mazzola
Huntington, NY, United States

Proceeds from the run/walk help send kids to YMCA Summer Day Camp.

Together, the YMCA and Marcie Mazzola Foundation have helped thousands of vulnerable children gain access to the services and resources they need to overcome obstacles and lead positive lives. Generous sponsors and runners have helped to fund such vital programs, including scholarships to YMCA Summer Day Camp for children in need. At YMCA Summer Day Camp, children build the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential, in a safe and stimulating environment, while making friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

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YMCA 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Marcie Mazzola

60 Main St, Huntington, NY 11743, USAView event
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Proceeds from the run/walk help send kids to YMCA Summer Day Camp.

Together, the YMCA and Marcie Mazzola Foundation have helped thousands of vulnerable children gain access to the services and resources they need to overcome obstacles and lead positive lives. Generous sponsors and runners have helped to fund such vital programs, including scholarships to YMCA Summer Day Camp for children in need. At YMCA Summer Day Camp, children build the skills and confidence they need to reach their potential, in a safe and stimulating environment, while making friendships and memories that will last a lifetime.

$25
YMCA 5K Run/Walk in Memory of Marcie Mazzola
JUL26
Trumbull Rotary Sunset Run
Trumbull, CT, United States

This premiere event brings out family and friends of all ages, and is a great way to bring our community together while raising funds that are channeled back into our community.

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Trumbull Rotary Sunset Run

Twin Brooks Park, Brock St, Trumbull, CT 06611, USAView event
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This premiere event brings out family and friends of all ages, and is a great way to bring our community together while raising funds that are channeled back into our community.

Free - $25
Trumbull Rotary Sunset Run
APR28
RYE Derby 5M/5K

A fun, active day for the whole family! The Rye Derby is a fundraiser to raise money for our Y Cares Financial Aid Program which enables us to keep a powerful promise to the communities we serve: no one will be turned away from a Y program or activity because he or she cant pay. In 2018, the Rye Y awarded nearly $420,000 in financial assistance to individuals and families in need.

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RYE Derby 5M/5K

1074 Boston Post Rd, Rye, NY 10580, USAView event
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A fun, active day for the whole family! The Rye Derby is a fundraiser to raise money for our Y Cares Financial Aid Program which enables us to keep a powerful promise to the communities we serve: no one will be turned away from a Y program or activity because he or she cant pay. In 2018, the Rye Y awarded nearly $420,000 in financial assistance to individuals and families in need.

$20
RYE Derby 5M/5K
JUL27
Woodmont 5K
Milford, CT, United States

Race at Trubee Doolittle Park!

SAME GREAT POST RACE FOOD. PLUS NEW PANCAKE STATION!

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Woodmont 5K

Trubee Doolittle Park, Milford, CT 06460, USAView event
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Race at Trubee Doolittle Park!

SAME GREAT POST RACE FOOD. PLUS NEW PANCAKE STATION!

$22
Woodmont 5K
MAY18
Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy
Oyster Bay, NY, United States

Join us for the Annual Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy to benefit children in need in the New York area. The 5K Run/Walk will be held at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Oyster Bay. We invite children age 8 and under to participate in the 1/4 Mile Fun Run, and there will be plenty of fun activities for kids after the race has finished!

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Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy

150 W Main St, Oyster Bay, NY 11771, USAView event
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Join us for the Annual Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy to benefit children in need in the New York area. The 5K Run/Walk will be held at Theodore Roosevelt Elementary School in Oyster Bay. We invite children age 8 and under to participate in the 1/4 Mile Fun Run, and there will be plenty of fun activities for kids after the race has finished!

$10 - $20
Brooke Jackman Race for Literacy
MAY11
St. Vincent’s Hospital Spring Sprint 5K
Harrison, NY, United States

Your participation or donation will support St. Vincents mental health and chemical dependency recovery services. Help us fight the drug epidemic and addiction.

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St. Vincent’s Hospital Spring Sprint 5K

275 North St, Harrison, NY 10528, USAView event
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Your participation or donation will support St. Vincents mental health and chemical dependency recovery services. Help us fight the drug epidemic and addiction.

$20 - $25
St. Vincent’s Hospital Spring Sprint 5K
MAY18
5K Run / Walk To End Addiction
Patchogue, NY, United States

This event is being held to raise money for Hope House Ministries, an organization that helps lead the fight against addiction on Long Island. Suffolk County has the most heroin overdose deaths in the State, and it is the hope of the run to end addiction to bring awareness, compassion and financial support to an organization battling this issue on the front lines.

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5K Run / Walk To End Addiction

Patchogue, NY 11772, USAView event
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From the organiser

This event is being held to raise money for Hope House Ministries, an organization that helps lead the fight against addiction on Long Island. Suffolk County has the most heroin overdose deaths in the State, and it is the hope of the run to end addiction to bring awareness, compassion and financial support to an organization battling this issue on the front lines.

$27
5K Run / Walk To End Addiction
MAY19
AHRC Suffolk ’s Run For A Reason 5K Run/Walk
Shirley, NY, United States

Come out and run (or walk) and help support the programs and services AHRC Suffolk provides!

AHRC Suffolk is a not for profit organization which provides programs and services to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities on Long Island. Currently more than 2,500 people receive educational, vocational, residential, employment, and respite services through AHRC's forty two facilities.

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AHRC Suffolk ’s Run For A Reason 5K Run/Walk

Shirley, NY, USAView event
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Come out and run (or walk) and help support the programs and services AHRC Suffolk provides!

AHRC Suffolk is a not for profit organization which provides programs and services to children and adults with intellectual and other developmental disabilities on Long Island. Currently more than 2,500 people receive educational, vocational, residential, employment, and respite services through AHRC's forty two facilities.

$20
AHRC Suffolk ’s Run For A Reason 5K Run/Walk
JUL15
Summer Blaze 5K Run/Walk for a Cause
Hamden, CT, United States

Get ready for the Third Annual Summer Blaze 5K Run/Walk for a cause. Enjoy a day filled with music and refreshments while benefiting a great cause!! Come out to Run and Walk with family and friends.

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Summer Blaze 5K Run/Walk for a Cause

Hamden, CT, USAView event
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Get ready for the Third Annual Summer Blaze 5K Run/Walk for a cause. Enjoy a day filled with music and refreshments while benefiting a great cause!! Come out to Run and Walk with family and friends.

$20
Summer Blaze 5K Run/Walk for a Cause
JUN16
The Ray Downey ‘Forever Running’ Memorial 5K Run/Walk
Deer Park, NY, United States

We are getting ready for our 18th Annual Father's Day Run. For those of you that have been there in the past, we would like to thank you for your support. You know what a great time it is. For those of you that haven't been there, please consider joining us this year.

We have donated over $750,000 the last 15 years to many different organizations and provided scholarships. Thank you for your help in making this day another huge success.

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The Ray Downey ‘Forever Running’ Memorial 5K Run/Walk

Deer Park Knights of Columbus Council #4428 Our Lady of The Rosary, 759 Long Island Ave, Deer Park, NY 11729, USAView event
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From the organiser

We are getting ready for our 18th Annual Father's Day Run. For those of you that have been there in the past, we would like to thank you for your support. You know what a great time it is. For those of you that haven't been there, please consider joining us this year.

We have donated over $750,000 the last 15 years to many different organizations and provided scholarships. Thank you for your help in making this day another huge success.

$22
The Ray Downey ‘Forever Running’ Memorial 5K Run/Walk
SEP22
Miles for a Mission 5K Run/Walk
Stamford, CT, United States

Join us for the 7th Annual Miles for a Mission Race and Dogapalooza on Sunday, September 22, 2019! Enjoy a beautiful USATF certified North Stamford 5K course, and combine fitness and fun while raising money for a great cause.

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Miles for a Mission 5K Run/Walk

2810 Long Ridge Rd, Stamford, CT 06903, USAView event
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Join us for the 7th Annual Miles for a Mission Race and Dogapalooza on Sunday, September 22, 2019! Enjoy a beautiful USATF certified North Stamford 5K course, and combine fitness and fun while raising money for a great cause.

$25
Miles for a Mission 5K Run/Walk
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.

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Floyd’s 5K Run or Walk

J Defrancesco & Son Inc, 336 Forest Rd, Northford, CT 06472, USAView event
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From the organiser

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
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!

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The Smithtown Running of the Bull 5K

26 New York Ave, Smithtown, NY 11787, USAView event
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From the organiser

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
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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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