The Community Fund of Darien would like to express our sincere thanks to those who made the 40th annual Darien Road Race a wonderful success and congratulate the over 450 runners of all ages who participated this year! We are grateful to the residents of The Delafield Island Association, Long Neck Point and Pear Tree Point for their continued support of the event, the Darien Boat Club, Post 53, and the Darien Police Department, especially Captain Jeremiah P. Marron, Jr. & Lieutenant Alison Hudyma.
Many thanks to our Title Sponsor, Newport Academy, and Platinum Sponsor for the Fun Run, The Residence at Selleck’s Woods, as well as our Gold Sponsors Orthopedic and Neurosurgery Specialists, The Darien Boat Club and Hollow Tree Self Storage. We also appreciate the support of our Silver Sponsors Tooher-Ferraris Insurance Group, Vineyard Vines, Baywater Properties, Kumon, Laurel Road Bank, Palmer’s, Performance Physical Therapy, Trinity Church and Bankwell, Bronze Sponsors The Southfield Center for Development, Christine Hamilton-Hall, DMD, MD, Hutchinson Tree Care Specialists, Methodist Family Center Preschool, JetBlue and Sheree Frank/Houlihan Lawrence and Butler Tibbetts, Valued Sponsors OrangeTheory Fitness and American Family Care Urgent Care.
This year’s Silent Auction raised over $5,500 to benefit The Community Fund of Darien’s community initiatives and, through its grant program, local nonprofits serving the critical needs of our neighbors in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien. We thank the following businesses and individuals for their donations to the auction: Haute Healing Oasis, FMG City Fun Group, The Adventure Park @ the Discovery Museum, Chick-fil-A Norwalk, Jerry’s Artarama, The Handwork School, Maria Fiore, Hank May’s, Massage Green Envy, MyGym Stamford, OsteoStrong, Lanphier Day Spa and Salon, Music Theatre of Connecticut, Precisely Pilates, Songs for Seeds, C2 Education, The Bar Method, Bareburger, Pure Barre, JA Elite Soccer Academy, The Country Club of Darien, Wee Burn Country Club, Christine Hamilton-Hall, DMD, MD, Goodfit Fitness Studio, Dance on the DL, Ten Twenty Post, Runner’s Roost, Hands on Pottery, SipStirs, Splash Car Wash, Neat Coffee, Sugar Bowl, Fisherman’s Net, OrangeTheory, Fairfield Comedy Club, Calme-New Canaan, Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Darien Cheese & Fine Foods, Residence Inn-Norwalk, Blue Man Group NYC, Williams & Company, Dental Arts of Darien, Discovery Museum, Crescendo Music, Bodega Taco Bar, The McKittrick Hotel NYC, Andrew Stefanou Salon & Spa, Darien Grille, BMW of Darien, MN Acting Studio, The Melting Pot, HAYVN, Stress Factory Comedy Club, Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, STOMP-NYC, Kumon, Restore Hyper Wellness & Cryotherapy, Gofer Ice Cream, JoyRide Cycling Studio and Infinity Fitness.
In addition to our generous sponsors and many volunteers, we would like to recognize our dedicated race committee members: Liz Houchin, Kristine Miller, Sandi Sufrin, Chris Gugelmann, Kathy Cronin, Debi McGahren, Sheree Frank and Hayley Ackers, all of whose time, energy and talents made for a memorable and successful event.
Your support allows us to help our community by funding critical needs such as mental health, homelessness, hunger, academic achievement for at-risk youth, domestic violence, and substance abuse. Please visit our website to learn more about the work we do, to make a donation or to volunteer at: www.communityfunddarien.org.