Road Race set for Sunday
DARIEN — The 37th annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sunday at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 10K and 1.5-mile loop. The race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, food trucks, sponsor booths, a silent auction and an awards ceremony.
The race supports the Community Fund of Darien. The race has raised almost $1 million in the past and all money raised will benefit local nonprofits and community initiatives. in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien. Community Fund grants target youth success, self-sufficiency, basic needs and Darien programs.
The race is made possible by local business sponsors and volunteers. The title sponsor for the 2016 Darien Road Race is the Darien Sport Shop. Gold sponsors are UBS, Eagle Point Credit, Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group and Vineyard Vines. In addition, 2016 sponsors include Baywayter Properties, Christine Hamilton-Hall MD, Corbo’s Deli, CST 50, Darien Rowayton Bank, Farrell Construction, Fox Hill Builders, Halstead Property, Heights Pizza, Hutchinson Tree, Kumon, Methodist Family Center, Northwestern Mutual, Palmer’s Market, Pear Tree Point School, Perpetual Insights, Professional Physical Therapy, Pure Barre, Southfield Center, Stamford Hospital, TD Bank, and Thomas Costello Landscaping. The Goose, Fleet Feet Stamford, Crystal Rock, The Darien Boat Club, Runner’s Roost, and The Darien Times also donated to the annual race.
The registration fee is $45 ($50 on race day) and $15 for children 12 and under. The first 400 registered runners will receive an official 2016 Darien Road Race performance T-shirt on race day. Runners can register in advance and pick up their T-shirts and numbers on Friday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Runner’s Roost, 25 Old Kings Highway North.
Parking at Pear Tree Beach is limited. Access to the beach and road will be closed at 12:30 p.m. on Sunday or when the lot is full. Runners are advised to look for off-site parking or car pool.
For details, or to register for the Darien Road Race, go to darienroadrace.org or call 203-655-8775.