Connecticut we want to get you moving!

It’s all part of the One Billion Steps challenge here at News 8. Each week we’ll be recognizing a walk that you can take part in. 

We are joined by Amanda Flanagan, Chairperson of the John Patrick Flanagan Foundation to tell you all about the 3rd Annual Shamrock Sprint 5k.

The Shamrock Sprint 5k, in its third year, is the run takes place in Greenfield ‘Hill’ section of Fairfield, the 5K (3.1 Mile) course is not hilly! The gentle course is shady and beautiful with sweeping stone walls, horses, open space, and tree-lined streets — a truly picturesque setting! The race is chip timed for all participants.

Shamrock Sprint 5K:

Connecticut Audubon Society

2325 Burr Street, Fairfield

Saturday, August 11th 9:00 A.M

The Shamrock Sprint after-race party hosted on-site at the CT Audubon Society’s Nature Center. They will be serving Garden Catering, B Good salads, Chabaso Breads, MUGSHOT Coffees and Teas, and Alene’s Ice Cream Truck and will include many family-friendly activities including children’s games and bounce house from 9:30 am – Noon.

Race will be held rain or shine.  Lower pricing for children ages 14 and under.



Special prizes and awards to overall men’s and women’s champions.

T-shirts for all participants and medals for children.

Trophies to top 3 finishers in each category (male & female)

1-6, 7-9, 10-13, 14-18, 19-29, 30-39. 40-49, 50-59, 60+

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JPFF makes grants to Connecticut-based charities and focuses on supporting programs that help vulnerable children and families.

Click Here to join the challenge. Be sure to let us know about your steps to a healthier lifestyle on social media #billionstepsCT.