The 39th annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16, at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 1.5 “Fun Run” and 5-mile race. This year’s race will begin at 9 a.m. for the 1.5 mile Fun Run and 9:30 am for the 5 mile. The race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, sponsor booths, silent auction and an awards ceremony.
The race is made possible by local business sponsors. The title sponsor for the 2018 Darien Road Race is Newport Academy. Bankwell is the platinum sponsor of the Fun Run. The gold sponsors are Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group and Vineyard Vines.
In addition, 2018 sponsors include: Atria Darien, Baywater Properties, BMW of Darien, Christine Hamilton-Hall, DMD, MD, Club Pilates, Corbo’s Corner Deli, Darien Boat Club, Darien Signature Health, Endurance House, Equinox Fitness, Farrell Construction, Fox Hill Builders, Greenwich Sports Medicine, The Goose, Halstead, Heights Pizza, Hutchinson Tree Care Specialists, Kumon, Laurel Road Bank, Little Bites, Mercedes-Benz of Greenwich, Methodist Family Center, Mini of Fairfield County, Noroton Presbyterian Church, OsteoStrong, Ox Ridge Riding and Racquet Club, Palmer’s Market, Pepsico, Performance Physical Therapy, The Southfield Center, Trader Joe’s and Trinity Church.
The Darien Road Race supports The Community Fund of Darien. “The Darien Road Race brings together families, athletes and adults to celebrate the spirit of the community and support a great cause,” a press release said.
To learn more about where the fund-raising dollars will go and to register for the race, visit communityfunddarien.org. The registration fee is $45 ($55 on race day) and $15 for all children 12 and under. Runners will be allowed to sign-up on-site the morning of the race. However, they will be required to self-register at https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Darien/DarienRoadRace and should bring their cell phones (they can also Google 2018 Darien Road Race). The first 500 registrants will receive t-shirts.