1 barnum dyke,
Bridgeport, CT 06604

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Bridgeport Youth Lacrosse Present You Run For Peace Bridgeport will host First Annual 5K (3.11mi) Walk & Run For Peace in the Community at Seaside Park this Summer! We hope to bring the community together through a morning of active fun in one of Bridgeport's most beautiful and historic public spaces.

WE OFFER THREE EVENTS DESIGNED TO ENCOURAGE ALL ABILITY LEVELS- all three are entirely within the park and closed to traffic.

Our accurately measured 5K (3.11mi) route will leave from the monumental Perry Memorial Arch. The course provides a scenic tour along the coast on very flat and accessible roads and sidewalks. You can run or walk in our timed 5K event, all abilities are encouraged and welcome. Our courses are well marked with signs, cones, mile splits & volunteers. It has been designed to keep you safe and free from traffic.  5K finishers ONLY are eligible for awards.

Our One Mile Walk is a wonderful alternative for those not wanting to take on the 5k distance. Families, youngsters, adults, strollers...enjoy a great one mile loop within Seaside Park. Finishers at this distance are not eligible for awards.


AFTER YOU ARE FINISHED-  you can enjoy snacks, refreshments and fluids. You’ll meet other community members on the lawn. We hope this event will bring people together, promote connections and join in support of our charities. At times running and walking can feel like an individual sport, but not when you’re running with the BYL . 


 Any proceeds and donations will help us fund our summer camp and going back to school events.

BYLSA is a year-round, school and community-based, holistic mind-body-spirit program that provides academic intervention, behavioral support, mentoring, leadership training, and sports instruction to students throughout the Bridgeport Public School system and public camp programs. We currently serve over 250 students in six elementary schools and hope to expand BYLSA into a city-wide program. We offer summer programs to children of various ages including a wide range of sports and other activities.

REGISTRATION FEES- all ages for the 5k and one mile (kids run is free)

OPEN Registration April 20th 1st : $35 

April. 31th $35

Kids Fun Run FREE Age 0-10

June 1/10th: $40 ON RACE DAY!

AWARDS -5K finishers only  

Overall M & F champions 

First place    M & F Bridgeport resident 

1st place      M & F in age groups: 9 & under, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

5K Course Map 

One Mile Walk Course- is the first mile+ of the run course. Both events start in the same place at the same time.

Schedule on Event Morning 

7:45-8:55 am: Check-In, Bib Pickup, 9:45 am: FREE kids run for 9 year old & under 

8:55 am: Announcements

9:25 am: Start of the 5K walk & run, same place, same time, in front of the arch

10:45 am: Awards presentation 



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