Community Fund kicks off 37th annual Darien Road Race

The 37th annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 11 at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 10K and 1.5 mile Loop. The race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, food trucks, sponsor booths, silent auction and an awards ceremony.

The Darien Road Race supports The Community Fund of Darien. The race has raised almost $1 million to benefit our neighbors with critical needs in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien. All money raised in the race will benefit local nonprofits and community initiatives. The Community Fund grants will target youth success, self-sufficiency, basic needs and Darien programs. The Darien Road Race brings together families, athletes and adults – young and old – to celebrate the spirit of our community and support a great cause.

The race is made possible by local business sponsors and many wonderful volunteers. The title sponsor for the 2016 Darien Road Race is the Darien Sport Shop. Our Gold sponsors are UBS, Eagle Point Credit, Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group and Vineyard Vines. In addition, 2016 sponsors include: Baywater Properties, Christine Hamilton-Hall MD, Corbo’s Deli, CST 50, Darien Rowayton Bank, Farrell Construction, Fox Hill Builders, Halstead Property, Heights Pizza, Hutchinson Tree, Kumon, Methodist Family Center, Northwestern Mutual, Palmer’s Market, Pear Tree Point School, Perpetual Insights, Professional Physical Therapy, Pure Barre, Southfield Center, Stamford Hospital, TD Bank, and Thomas Costello Landscaping.

In-kind donations are supplied by The Goose, Fleet Feet Stamford, Crystal Rock, The Darien Boat Club, Runner’s Roost, and The Darien Times.

Registration for the Darien Road Race is now open at www.darienroadrace.com. The registration fee is $45 ($50 on race day) and $15 for all children 12 and under. The first 400 registered runners will receive an official 2016 Darien Road Race performance t-shirt on race day. For more information or to register for the Darien Road Race go to www.darienroadrace.org or call 203-655-8775.