Annual Darien Road Race returns in September

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Runners start off at the Darien Road Race.

Runners start off at the Darien Road Race.

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DARIEN — The Community Fund of Darien’s 41st annual Darien Road Race will be kicking off Sept. 19 at Pear Tree Point Beach.

This year’s race will begin at 9 a.m. for the 1.5-mile Fun Run and 9:45 a.m. for the 5-mile race. The race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, sponsor booths, raffle items and an awards ceremony.

The Darien Road Race — the Community Fund of Darien’s signature event — has raised more than $1.1 million over the years to benefit those with critical needs in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien. All proceeds from the race will be allocated to local nonprofits and community initiatives that support youth programs and services.

The Community Fund’s community investments target basic needs, community health, youth success and workforce development. Community initiatives include the Thriving Youth Task Force. The Human Service Planning Council (HSPC) and the Touch-a-Life program.

To learn more about the local nonprofits who will benefit from the event proceeds, visit

Race registration will open in early August. Further details will be announced in the next few weeks, including options for team vs. team fundraising and participation.

For questions or more information, email or check Instagram and Facebook @communityfunddarien.