Fairfield Road Races Half Marathon & 5K

Sunday, June 4, 2023 • Fairfield, CT • Course Map

More than 3,000 runners flock to the Jennings Beach area along the Connecticut shoreline each year for the annual running of the Faxon Law Fairfield Road Races Half Marathon & 5K, which have taken runners on a course along the waterfront and back every summer since the race’s first running in 1981.

The 5K and the half marathon are run on separate days — the 5K takes place on Saturday while the 13.1-mile race is run on the morning of Sunday.

The Fairfield Road Races Half Marathon course was redesigned a few years ago, which starts and finishes near Jennings Beach. To reduce congestion at the starting line, the women and men have separate starting areas, and the two fields merge together by the time runners reach the first mile marker.

After that, all runners share the same route for the rest of the race, and run together all the way in to the finish line at Jennings Beach.

The out-and-back course for the half starts and finishes at Fairfield’s Jennings Beach, and takes runners past stately mansions as well as scenic beaches and bridges through Fairfield, Southport and nearby Greenfield Hill.

The race often sells out, so runners are encouraged to sign up early to make sure they successfully gain entry to the race — the half marathon is limited to the first 2,500 entrants, while the 5K is limited to the first 1,500.

Race Weather & Climate

Located about 20 minutes from Stamford and 10 minutes from Bridgeport (and an hour’s drive from New York City), Fairfield typically enjoys mild to moderately warm weather in June, which has brought record temperatures here as low as 41 degrees (in 1967) and as high as 96 degrees (in 1994).

  • June 4 average low temp: 59ºF
  • June 4 average low temp: 72ºF

Past Results

Course Map

See the race route map for the Fairfield Road Races Half Marathon here.

Starting Time

8:00 AM

Course Time Limit

3 hours, 15 minutes


  • $62 and up – half marathon
  • $30 and up – 5K


To reserve your spot in the 2023 running of the Faxon Law Fairfield Road Races Half Marathon or 5K race, register online at RunSignUp.com here.

Official Race Website



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