Faxon Law Fairfield Half Marathon receives numerous national honors

The 2015 Faxon Law Fairfield Half Marathon has been honored with a number of media awards this year. The race was recognized by Dailyburn.com, Trip Advisor, BestRoadRaces.com, and Active.com (world’s largest online registration service for running events). For each of these honors, the Faxon Law Fairfield Half Marathon was Connecticut’s only event recognized.

Below are media outlets, marathon honors and links:

Dailyburn.com — One of the Country’s top half marathons, http://dailyburn.com/life/fitness/best-half-marathons/

Flipkey — 50 Top Marathons and Races Worth Traveling by Trip Advisor, http://www.flipkey.com/blog/2014/04/09/50-states-series-top-marathons-races-worth-traveling-for/

BestRoadRaces.com — One of the Country’s Best Road Races, http://www.bestroadraces.com/2014/stratton/faxon Active.com — 9 Spectacular Summer Destination Races, http://www.active.com/running/articles/9-spectacular-summer-destinations-races

This year’s event takes place on Sunday, June 28. The Faxon Law Road Races also feature a 5K on Saturday, June 27 (the day before the half marathon). The half marathon has been recognized for many years as one of the best races in America, offering participants views of stately mansions and picturesque beaches. The race was also selected by Runner’s World Magazine as the “Race of the Month” in June 2008. Half marathon runners will enjoy bands and cheer groups at 23 locations on the course.

Nearly 4,000 participants have already entered the half marathon and the 5K is nearly half full. The half marathon is limited to 5,000 entrants and the 5K is limited to 2,000 entrants. Participants are encouraged to register now as both races are expected to sell out.

After the races participants are encouraged to enjoy the best post-race beach party yet! Featuring delicious snacks from Chabaso Bakery, Pure Protein bars, smoothies by Robeks, cookies from Izzy B’s, pizza and live music, this is one party you do not want to miss. Runners will also enjoy technical running shirts, bands along the race course and numerous water stops.

The Fairfield Road Races are a non-profit organization that, with the help of its participants, has contributed over $4 million to non-profit groups in the past. Race Director Steve Lobdell states, “This past year alone a record amount of $400,000 was raised for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Giant Steps, Operation Gift Cards, John Patrick Flanagan Foundation, Fairfield YMCA and a number of other local charities.” Runners can receive a complimentary entry into this year’s race by raising money for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp.

For event information, visit fairfieldhalf.org or call 203-481-5933. Faxon Law Group, LLC became the event’s Title Sponsor in 2007. The Faxon Law Fairfield Road Races are hosted by the Fairfield Firefighters and presented by Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield. O’Reilly Electric LLC, Crystal Rock, Timex, Fairfield University, Connecticut Tank Removal, The Connecticut Post, 95.9 The FOX, Star 99.9, News 12 Connecticut, Connecticut Sports Massage Team, The Boston Company, Integrated Medical Center of Fairfield, The John Patrick Flanagan Foundation, Wade’s Dairy, Seix Advisors LLC, Blue Buffalo, Select Physical Therapy, Woodbridge International, OrthoFast, Orange Theory Fitness, Lander Health Sciences, Fleet Feet Sports Stamford and Robeks Premium Fruit Smoothies also support the Fairfield Road Races.

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