Darien Road Race Coming Sept 16, Raises Money for Community Fund of Darien

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Picture from the Darien Road Race website

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The 39th annual Darien Road Race is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 16 at Pear Tree Point Beach and includes a 1.5-mile Fun Run and, new this year, a 5-mile race.

This year’s race will feature “The Finish Line” tent with music, games, sponsor booths, silent auction and an awards ceremony. The race, organized by the Community Fund of Darien, has raised a significant amount of money over the years to benefit our neighbors with critical needs in Stamford, Norwalk and Darien.

— an announcement from the Community Fund of Darien

This year’s race will begin at 9 a.m. for the 1.5 mile Fun Run and 9:30 a.m. for the 5 mile.

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 Community Fund of Darien.

Darien Road Race 2016 8-14-16

Picture from the Darien Road Race website

All money raised from the race will benefit local nonprofits and community initiatives. The Community Fund grants will target youth success, self-sufficiency, and basic needs. Community initiatives include the Thriving Youth/06820 campaign and The Impact Vine.

If You’re Going …

  • To learn more about where the fundraising dollars will go and to register for the race, please visit our website.
  • Here’s the Darien Road Race web page. Also, please check out our Facebook page and Instagram for weekly updates.
  • The registration fee is $45 ($55 on race day) and $15 for all children 12 and under. The first 500 registered runners will receive an official 2018 Darien Road Race t-shirt on race day.
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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, Methodist Family Center, Mini of Fairfield County, Noroton Presbyterian Church, Ox Ridge Riding and Racquet Club, Palmer’s Market, Pepsico, Performance Physical Therapy, The Southfield Center, Trader Joe’s and Trinity Church.

Please contact us at 203-655-8775 or email Laurie Orem at laurie.orem@communityfunddarien.org if you would like to become a sponsor.

The race is made possible by local business sponsors and many wonderful volunteers. The Title Sponsor for the 2018 Darien Road Race is Newport Academy.

When asked why they chose to sponsor the event, Jamison Monroe Jr., Founder and CEO of Newport Academy responded: “Newport Academy continues to partner with the The Community Fund of Darien each year because we love what the organization does. The Community Fund brings social awareness to Darien in such a thoughtful, positive way — a true positive force for good. We are honored to support this important work.”

We are excited to welcome Bankwell to our list of sponsors this year. They are the Platinum Sponsor for the Fun Run. “Following the recent opening of our new Bankwell branch at 1065 Post Road, we’re focused on demonstrating our commitment to the Darien community,” Laura J. Waitz, executive vice president and chief of staff at Bankwell.

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