While many longtime Darien residents may profess to having driven down every street in town, there are probably not many who can say they’ve gone down every street on foot.
There might be just one, actually, who can make that claim, and that is 40-year old Bill Ozanne, who recently completed what he has named “The Every Street Project” in Darien.
Over the course of 35 days, Ozanne ran down 350 streets in town. In 27 1/2 hours, he ran 187 miles. He’s run down about 250 of the town’s public streets and 100 private streets. He ran the entire distance by himself. He finished on April 7, running 1.3 miles from his current house to the home he grew up in on Deepwood Road.
Ozanne first got the idea for his challenge in November 2018, when he read on Twitter about a man named Rickey Gates who ran all the streets in San Francisco.
“I thought I could probably do that in Darien very easily. I’ve lived in Darien forever so I thought it would be kind of cool to do this,” said Ozanne, a Darien High School graduate who works as an accountant. He and his wife Erica, a nurse practitioner, have two young children.