Parking & Directions

Directions to Early Packet Pick-Up Location @ Fairfield University Quick Center:

  • Regina A. Quick Center for the Arts at Fairfield University is located at 1073 North Benson Rd., Fairfield, CT
  • If using GPS for directions, enter the following address that brings you to Fairfield University’s Barlow Road entrance: 200 Barlow Road, Fairfield, CT, 06824
  • Enter through the stone gates and take second right at the pond. The Quick Center is on left and the parking lot is on right.

Parking at Jennings Beach:

  • 5K parking is available ONLY at Jennings Beach (880 South Benson Road). NO SHUTTLE SERVICE from Fairfield Downtown Train Station on Saturday.
  • Half marathon parking is extremely limited at Jennings Beach! We encourage participants to arrive in Fairfield before 6:30AM as these lots fill by 7AM. Anyone arriving after 7:00 should drive directly to Fairfield Downtown Train Station. Depending upon traffic, cars arriving after 7:10 AM may be directed to alternate parking areas at the discretion of Fairfield Police and/or race officials. We urge participants to car pool or take Metro-North. Vehicles remaining at the beach after the event are subject to being ticketed.

**FAIRFIELD DOWNTOWN TRAIN STATION SHUTTLE SERVICE ONLY AVAILABLE FOR HALF MARATHON**

Directions to Jennings Beach (880 South Benson Road, Fairfield) by Car – arrive before 7AM

From New York and West

  • Approximately 25 minutes from NT/CT border. Take the Round Hill Road exit 22. Continue straight across Round Hill Rd. onto Walls Drive for .3 miles. Turn right onto North Benson Rd. Go straight across US1 onto South Benson Rd. for .9 miles to Jennings Beach.

From New Haven and East

  • Approximately 20 minutes from New Haven.  Take exit 23 Kings Highway onto US1 for .85 miles, then turn left onto South Benson Rd. for .8 miles to Jennings Beach.

Directions to Fairfield Downtown Train Station (165 Unquowa Road) by Car

From New York and West (Fairfield Downtown Train Station – 165 Unquowa Rd.):

  •  Via I-95 N – 25 minutes from NY/CT border.  Take exit 21 Mill Plain Rd. Turn right onto Mill Plain Rd. for .2 miles then be directed left into train station just prior to RR overpass.

From New Haven and East (Fairfield Downtown Train Station – 165 Unquowa Rd.):

  • Via I-95 S – 20 minutes from New Haven.  Take exit 21 Mill Plain Rd.  Turn left onto Mill Plain Rd. for .2 miles then be directed left into train station just prior to RR overpass.

Don’t wait for the last bus at noon! Expect lines.

If Arriving By Train to Fairfield Downtown Train Station

If you are arriving by train, get off at the Fairfield Downtown Train Station located at 165 Unquowa Road. Buses will be parked at the station and you simply hop on. Volunteers will be standing by to hand out clear plastic bags for those needing the baggage claim area at the beach. NOTE: the last shuttles leave the beach area at noon.

For current Metro-North timetables & schedule information, click here.