UPDATE: Darien Dash for this year is canceled

Winners of last year’s Darien Dash included Whitney Scallon, left, Kiera O’Brien, Jim O’Brien, Sophia Condon and Lindsey Turner. For more information, visit darienct.gov/yc or call 203-656-7388.

UPDATE: Darien Dash for this year is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances. Any registrations will be refunded.

Registration is open for the Darien Youth Commission’s third annual town-wide scavenger hunt, the Darien Dash, which takes place on Saturday, March 9 from 1 to 3 p.m.

Teams partaking in the scavenger hunt will compete to score the most points by answering town-based riddles and visiting participating merchants based on clues. The Darien Dash begins at the Town Hall gym and ends at The Depot Youth Center on Heights Road, where points will be tallied and prizes given to winners.

Participation in the Darien Dash is open to all ages, but requires a vehicle and driver to travel about town, based on answers to riddles. Participants will be limited to the first 25 vehicles to register. Team members may not exceed the number of seatbelts in vehicles and signed waivers are required for all participants (parent/guardian must sign waiver for participants under the age of 18). First, second and third place prizes will go to the teams with the most points. In the event of a tie, prizes will be given based on earliest arrival at The Depot.

The Darien Dash is one of many events hosted by the Darien Youth Commission, which develops enrichment programs and activities for youth. It is comprised of both adults and high school students.

“We are happy to host this event, which has received such a positive response, for the third year, and are thrilled to offer this exciting activity to families and the youth of the town. Since it is open to all ages, it’s a great way to include everyone in on the fun,” said Alicia Sillars, Youth Director of the DYC.

Registration forms for the Darien Dash are available at darienct.gov/yc until March 7, or until the maximum number of 25 registrations are taken. Registration fee is $25 per vehicle. For more information, visit darienct.gov/yc or call 203-656-7388.