The 33rd Annual Darien Road Race will take place this Sunday, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. at Pear Tree Beach. The race route, which stretches along scenic waterfront roads, includes two wheel measured events, a 10-kilometer (6.2 miles) and a 1.5 mile fun run called “The Loop.”
Following the race, awards will be presented to the runners with the fastest finish times. Other awards include the Jim Fixx Award which goes to the individual who collects the most in contributions to the beneficiaries of the race. This award was inaugurated to honor the memory of the late author and running guru, Jim Fixx, an organizer of and participant in previous Darien Road Races. The Darien Road Race benefits The Community Fund of Darien, as well the Bennett Cancer Center at Stamford Hospital and The Whittingham Cancer Center at Norwalk Hospital.
Atria Darien Awards are awarded to the oldest and youngest runners with the best finish times in the 10-K or the Loop events. Atria Darien, is Darien’s independent and assisted living residence.Darien Road Race Map GRY 09-13
The 2012 Darien Road Race is made possible due to the generous sponsorship of Halstead Property, Atria Darien, Equinox Fitness, UBS Private Wealth Management as well as other sponsors including, BMW of Darien; Heights Pizza; The Moore Center for Rehabilitation; Christine Hamilton-Hall, DMD, MD; The Merrill Lynch Darien; Tibbett’s, Keating & Butler, Attorneys-at-Law and Methodist Center Family Preschool.
Longstanding friends of the Darien Road Race also provide significant donations of products and services. The Darien Boat club will provide a tent and use of its beachfront property while the Darien Lions Club is providing refreshments and food. The Darien Times is the official media sponsor for the race. Also supporting the race will be 95.9 The FOX, Runners Roost and Crystal Rock. The Goose restaurant hosted the DRR sponsor thank you and kick off gathering.
There is a pre-entry fee of $30. Race day fee is $40 for individuals over 12, $20 for individuals younger than 12.
Enter online active.com or complete the entry form at The Community Fund of Darien, 701 Post Road, Darien.
Race day check-in and registration is at Pear Tree Point Beach from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cash, credit cards (Master or Visa only), or personal check made payable to Darien Road Race.
Runners can pre-register and pick up their T-shirts and numbers on Saturday, Sept. 15 from 10 to 2 at Equinox Fitness, 72 Heights Road.
Parking at Pear Tree Beach is limited. Access to the beach and road will be closed at 12:30 or when the lot is full. Runners are advised to look for off-site parking or car pool.
More info: 655-8775, email@example.com or DarienRoadRace.org